King George Station
is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line
, a part of Metro Vancouver
's SkyTrain rapid transit
system. The station itself is in Surrey
and is the current eastbound terminus of the Expo Line.
King George Station is located in Surrey
City Centre at the corner of King George Highway
and 100th Ave, just north of the western terminus of the Fraser Highway
. The station sits on the edge of a large empty lot intended for use by commuters (163 parking spaces are currently available). The station has also recently spurred a series of mixed-use condominiums nearby.
King George Station was built in 1994 as part of the second extension of the Expo Line
into Surrey; the other stations included on this extension were Gateway
and Surrey Central
. In contrast to Surrey Central, the King George station is less busy.
Since opening in 1994, it has been the eastern terminus of the Expo Line. The tracks actually continue beyond the station for about a block before they terminate, to store extra cars and to allow eastbound trains to switch tracks for their ensuing westbound runs; plans call for the line to eventually be extended deeper into Surrey following the Fraser Highway, however to date no firm timeline for construction has been established, given that other mass-transit construction projects in Greater Vancouver now under way have been given priority.
King George Station is a major connection point for the TransLink
bus routes in......