The public will be able to watch Evergreen Line construction progress online with the launch of webcams at two sites in Port Moody on July 18, 2013.
The images captured by the cameras will be available at: http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R1_Transit
The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be assembled and then launched in early 2014. The second camera will be at the site of Moody Centre Station at the current Port Moody transit exchange.
The Evergreen Line will connect the communities of Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby for the first time through rapid transit with a direct connection to the existing Millennium Line. It will support community growth and development along the route and near the stations by providing better transit connections between regional centres and downtown Vancouver.
The new line will also cut commute times for busy families, reduce traffic congestion and reduce emissions. For instance, travelling on the Evergreen Line from Coquitlam City Centre to Vancouver will take 40 minutes, saving almost 45 minutes per day compared to driving.
It will also spur economic growth in B.C. creating 8,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Funding for the Evergreen Line is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and TransLink. The estimated project cost is $1.43 billion, with the Government of Canada contributing up to $424 million ($350 million from the Building Canada Fund, $67 million from the Public Transit Capital Trust Fund, and $7 million from the P3 Fund), the government of B.C. contributing $586 million, and other partners contributing $21 million.
TransLink is contributing the remaining $400 million and will operate the system when it opens.
Evergreen Line: www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca
Evergreen Line on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evergreenline
On Twitter: @TranBC (twitter.com)
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure