The City of Vancouver, UBC, and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Development Corporation are joining forces to advocate for the completion of a SkyTrain line all the way to UBC as soon as possible.
The current plan for the Broadway SkyTrain extension will see a terminus station at Arbutus in Kitsilano.
TransLink’s plan is for passengers getting off the SkyTrain at the Arbutus station to transfer to 99 B-Line buses to UBC via the bus loop. An idea that has local residents worried.
The daytime population of UBC exceeds 80,000 people. It is the third largest employment centre in all of BC.
Of the 55,000 UBC students, faculty, and staff who live off campus, about half of them pass through Vancouver on their way to work or school from other municipalities.
“I’m honoured to stand alongside leaders from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and Mayor Kennedy Stewart in this partnership, and I look forward to working collaboratively towards our shared vision: a rapid transit network that connects our communities to one another and to the Metro Vancouver region, cutting congestion, reducing commute times, improving access to more sustainable modes of transportation and expanding access to affordable housing options,” said Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of UBC.
“Extending SkyTrain to UBC will make the campus more accessible to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and regional partners and it will enable us to enhance our teaching and research programs and deepen our community and industry engagement.”
Last modified: January 29, 2020