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Blue Bus headquarters to get seismic upgrades: TransLink

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

TransLink is seismically upgrading its Blue Bus headquarters on the North Shore.

Work is expected to begin for the $1.6 million project this spring at its Lloyd Avenue transit centre, according to spokeswoman Jiana Ling.

On Wednesday, she said the work would include structural upgrades for the property’s administration, bus maintenance, washing and fuelling buildings to 2012 B.C. Building Code standards.

“It was built in 1986 and at the time it was built to current seismic standards, but now it’s almost 30 years later,” Ling said.

“It would include foundation upgrades, structural upgrades, making the walls stronger, roof framing stronger, securing non-structural items, such as lighting, fixtures, so they can withstand higher-level magnitude if an earthquake occurs.”

The funding was previously approved in TransLink’s 2013 base plan and is not expected to impact this year’s budget. Customers aren’t expected to be impacted.

The work is scheduled for completion by year end.


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