The B.C. government and TransLink have signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to supply 28 SkyTrain cars for the new Evergreen Line as well as the existing Expo and Millennium Lines.
The B.C. government and TransLink worked together to procure the cars, which will be operated by TransLink once construction of the Evergreen Line is complete. The cost of the cars is $90.7 million.
Construction cost for the Evergreen Line is estimated to be $1.4 billion. Funding is being provided by the government of B.C., the Government of Canada and TransLink.
The B.C. government is contributing $583 million and will also oversee construction. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $417 million. TransLink is contributing $400 million and will operate the Evergreen Line when it is complete.
The Evergreen Line will link Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam with an 11-kilometre advanced light rapid transit line between Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby and Douglas College in Coquitlam.
The project will fully integrate into the existing SkyTrain system, linking directly to the Millennium Line, with connections to the Expo Line, Canada Line, the West Coast Express and regional bus networks.
Bombardier was selected to supply the cars after successfully responding to a Request for Expressions of Interest in February 2012.
SNC-Lavalin Inc. has been selected as the preferred proponent to work with the B.C. government to finalize the agreement to design, build and finance the Evergreen Line project.
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