June 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered what sort of maintenance activities are happening when a station platform is closed?  Most of the time, when service resumes after an off-peak planned service disruption, things at the station don’t look a lot different.  That doesn’t mean we weren’t busy.  This weekend’s closure of the southbound Sunnyside Station platform is a great example.  Closing one platform allowed us to continue running CTrains on a single track.  Although southbound trains couldn’t stop, we did have shuttles in place for those customers traveling from the northwest on the red line needing to reach Sunnyside. 

Crews were hard at work while this was happening; they were busy applying a 5 millimeter thick, protective coating to the concrete.  This sealant helps to preserve the platform, protecting it from erosion while preventing pitting and cracking caused by the application of salt and de-icer in the winter.  Thanks for your patience as we perform routine maintenance activities that help ensure your stations stay in good condition.

Finished platform surface

Finished platform surface