Capstan Station: Temporary track closures to allow for late night work

AS construction of the new Capstan Station continues, service on a portion of the Canada Line will end early for five consecutive nights, allowing crews to safely install critical pieces of the station’s structure, TransLink announced on Monday. 

Service will end approximately three hours earlier than normal on the Richmond–Brighouse section of the Canada Line from July 10 to 14. The temporary service changes are necessary to ensure the safety of workers and the public. Crews will be using large cranes to install vertical columns on both sides of the track. The cranes cannot be used safely above the track while trains are in operation. 

These temporary closures will affect customers travelling to and from Bridgeport, Aberdeen, Lansdowne, and Richmond–Brighouse stations. 

A bus bridge will be available between Bridgeport and Richmond–Brighouse stations to provide customers with alternative service. The bus bridge will stop at each Richmond–Brighouse section station (Bridgeport, Aberdeen, Lansdowne, and Richmond–Brighouse). Bus bridge frequency will be up to every 10 minutes during service impacts.


Canada Line Impacts (July 10 – 14)


Service Impacts

Bridgeport – Richmond–Brighouse

SkyTrain service ends at 10:30 p.m.

Bus bridges will be available.

Bridgeport – Waterfront

Bridgeport – YVR–Airport

No impact


Due to the reduction of service on the Richmond–Brighouse section, trains to YVR–Airport will have extra service during the construction period. From 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., train frequency will increase from every 20 minutes to every 10 minutes, as all Richmond-bound trains will be diverted to YVR–Airport Station. 

Capstan Station will be a new Canada Line station in the City of Richmond, built in the area of No. 3 Road and Capstan Way. It will be located between the existing Bridgeport and Aberdeen stations.

Capstan Station remains on track to open in 2023.


More information:

Capstan Station webpage

Capstan Station renderings walkthrough video