TranslinkCommercial Broadway Station
Angus Lighting was engaged to provide lighting design for the new station platform at Translink’s busiest station.
The Commercial Broadway Station connects the elevated Expo Line, the Millennium Line, and the 99B Rapid Busway, handling an estimated 200,000 SkyTrain and bus passengers daily.
Concourse level lighting was installed on open, angled overhead trusses and provides indirect light to prevent glare and to deliver a soft, uniform and safe environment for passengers. The station area located on the level directly below the new platform saw an LED retrofit to suit that environment.
Some of the platform stairways feature lit handrails as an architectural element to provide proper illumination of the stair treads. Lighting for the stairs and escalators was positioned for ease of maintenance, with the goal of avoiding having to install scaffolding whenever maintenance work was required for the lights.
The new platform allows for passenger boarding from both sides of the train, a development that relieves congestion at this transit hub.
Translink’s busiest station, with over 20,000 passengers daily | Station connects 2 transit lines and a busway | Status: Completed 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
LED luminaires | Dedicated platform edge lighting | Lit handrails | Concourse lighting installed on open trusses
Designing for Safety
The new lighting consists of all LED luminaires, including dedicated platform edge lighting, with special optics to focus passenger attention clearly on the platform edge for enhanced safety.
Architecture and lighting
To illuminate the rest of the platform, the architectural steel ‘trees’ housed all the luminaires, and provided both provide direct and indirect lighting.