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Tunnel boring for the Evergreen Line is complete

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Tunnel boring for the Evergreen Line is complete

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
250 356-8241

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Building the Evergreen Line

The Evergreen Line project is an 11-kilometre extension to the existing SkyTrain system in Metro Vancouver.

It will be a fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 15 minutes. It will connect without transfer to the current SkyTrain network at Lougheed Town Centre Station and will integrate with regional bus and West Coast Express networks. When the line opens, Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain system will become the longest fully automated rapid transit system in the world.

The Evergreen Line project will bring many benefits to Metro Vancouver and the Northeast sector, including:

  • Stimulating community growth and development;
  • Creating compact, liveable communities and faster commutes;
  • Providing a one-seat-ride on the Millennium Line to Vancouver; facilitates easier and faster connections to Richmond and  Surrey;
  • Offering frequent service;
  • Increasing transportation choices and better connections between regional centres in Metro Vancouver from Port Moody to Coquitlam to Richmond to Surrey; and
  • Generating an estimated 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction.

Construction milestones:

The Evergreen Line project is more than 75% complete. 

The elevated and at-grade guideways are complete, and trackwork is complete on the guideways. Testing and commissioning is underway between Lougheed Station and Burquitlam Station.

Station buildings are between 80% and 99% complete: Lougheed Town Centre Station, Burquitlam Station, Moody Centre Station, Inlet Station, Coquitlam Central Station, Lincoln Station and Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

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