The Evergreen rapid transit extension now connects the cities of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Burnaby to Metro Vancouver’s existing SkyTrain system. By taking Evergreen, SkyTrain passengers can travel from Coquitlam to Burnaby in about 15 minutes and from Coquitlam to downtown Vancouver in 45 minutes.
- 8,000 – The number of estimated direct and indirect jobs generated during construction.
- $1.431 billion – Funding for the Evergreen Line Project was provided through a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of B.C. and TransLink:
- The Government of Canada contributed $424 million ($350 million from the Building Canada Fund, $67 million from the Public Transit Capital Trust Fund, and $7 million from the P3 Canada Fund),
- The Province of B.C. contributed $586 million, with other partners contributing $21 million, and
- TransLink contributed $400 million and operates the system.
- $78 million – the Evergreen Line Project was delivered $78 million under budget compared to the $1.4-billion budget set in 2008.
- 250,000 – The number of people who travel each day between Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Burnaby/New Westminster and downtown Vancouver.
- The Evergreen extension adds 11 kilometres to Metro Vancouver’s existing 85-kilometre SkyTrain system.
- 80 km/hour – The train’s maximum operating speed.
- Seven stations (six new stations and the expansion of the existing Lougheed Town Centre Station), serving the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam.
- 70,000 – The number of passengers the Evergreen Line will carry per day by 2021.
- 23% – The expected population increase of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula by 2021.
- Nine per cent – The expected population increase of the City of Coquitlam by 2021.
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