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More parking and pre-Christmas opening for Evergreen Line Project

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Transportation and Infrastructure

More parking and pre-Christmas opening for Evergreen Line Project

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

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The Evergreen Line Project

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. When the line opens, Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain system will become the longest fully-automated rapid transit system in the world.

Evergreen will link Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam to Vancouver and will be fully integrated into the existing SkyTrain system at Lougheed Town Centre Station. It will carry 70,000 passengers per day by 2021.

Funding for the Evergreen Line Project is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Government of B.C. and TransLink. The 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 Canada 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 in late 2016.

Construction milestones:

The Evergreen Line Project is over 90% complete.

The elevated and at-grade guideways are complete, and track work is complete on the guideways. Station buildings are complete and construction of the station plazas is set to finish this fall.

Initial train testing and commissioning is complete for all sections of the Evergreen Line except in the tunnel. Once testing in the tunnel is complete, “trial running” will begin along the entire alignment. Trial running is the final stage of testing and commissioning, and will simulate operations along the new line.  

Learn More:

For more information about the Evergreen Line Project, please visit: http://www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/

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