The head of Translink says he’s heard the call for washrooms at Skytrain stations, and while they’re not impossible, they’re not coming soon.
CEO Ian Jarvis says as they are upgrading stations across the system, plumbing is being put in place so installing washrooms is possible in the future – but it’s not as simple as just the plumbing.
He says, “The washrooms are important. The trade-off for us as the transit agency and service provider is the issue of the cost of operating and maintaining them and monitoring them from a safety perspective.”
Jarvis says with our aging population, accessible washrooms are something they must figure out.
In the meantime, he says Translink is taking with retailers located near stations to see what options are available there.