Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a federal funding commitment of $1.37 billion towards TransLink’s two major rail rapid transit projects.
Early this afternoon in Surrey, Trudeau reaffirmed the federal government’s funding towards the underground Broadway extension of the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Street and the Surrey Newton-Guildford light rail transit line (SNG LRT).
The extension of rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor is the top priority of the City of Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 plan, and is the single most significant investment that could be made to support economic growth in the City and throughout the region.
The Broadway Subway will be delivered by the Government of BC, in partnership with the Government of Canada, TransLink and the City of Vancouver. The Province, as the owner of the existing SkyTrain system, will carry TransLink’s work forward in delivering the Broadway Subway project. Upon completion, it will be fully integrated into the regional transportation network and operated by TransLink.
Construction for the Broadway Subway will begin in 2020 and is expected to be complete by 2025. Once complete, the Broadway Subway will bring fast, frequent and reliable SkyTrain service to one of the busiest destinations in the region.
On opening day, the Broadway Subway will be able to carry more than three times the current capacity of the 99 B-Line bus service. Travel time between VCC-Clark and Arbutus will take 10 minutes, and a passenger embarking at Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station will arrive at Arbutus in 46 minutes — one train, no transfers, no traffic congestion.
Last modified: September 4, 2018