Exterior of Vancouver VIA Rail station.
A $6.9-million project to restore Vancouver’s VIA Rail heritage train station has been completed.
Renovations to the station include improved platform canopies and lighting alongside the tracks and repairs to station columns, finished in 2010.
After that, a full restoration of the Vancouver Station building was undertaken. From top to bottom, the exterior masonry of the building was repointed and cleaned, the roof rebuilt, the exterior windows and doors restored or replaced and the ‘Pacific Central’ sign on the roof stabilized as well as security improvements made. This second phase was recently completed.
Built in 1919, the facility was named Pacific Central Station in 1993, when VIA began operating the facility as an integrated terminal serving Amtrak trains from Seattle and intercity bus services, as well as VIA’s passenger trains.
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