ALERT! : More info
Translink Buzzer Blog

Category: Evergreen Line

Evergreen Extension Anniversary: a year ago today it opened

With the cutting of the ribbon, the Evergreen Extension opened on December 2, 2016!

Whew! Has it been a year already? It sure has. The Evergreen Extension opened to the public at 12 p.m. on December 2, 2016 for revenue service. With that, the SkyTrain became one of the longest, automated driverless rapid transit systems in the world!

On this occasion, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane on the Buzzer blog! Read more »

New Mark III SkyTrain cars embark on a cross country road trip

C2 car on trailer outside chained down
The new Mark III SkyTrain cars are heading West!

Bombardier has sent them on their journey from Ontario to our neck of the woods in Metro Vancouver.

These cars will undergo testing before being put into service on our system.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see these beauties in action!

If you spot them on their trip, use the hashtag #SpottheMarkIII to share a picture or video with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Evergreen Line extension station names announced

Evergreen Line map

Have you been wondering what the new station names along the Evergreen Line extension project are going to be called? Well, we’re excited to tell you the names were just released this weekend and they are:

  • Lougheed Town Centre Station
  • Burquitlam Station
  • Moody Centre Station
  • Inlet Centre Station
  • Coquitlam Central Station
  • Lincoln Station
  • Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station

The line will provide a valuable transit link for Metro Vancouver residents when it opens in summer 2016. As TransLink’s CEO, Ian Jarvis said, “The Evergreen Line SkyTrain extension is a much needed link in the region’s transportation network and will be part of our communities for generations.”

To find out more, including a construction schedule for the next twelve months, check out the full news release, the Province’s Evergreen Line site or TransLink’s Evergreen Line page. There’s also a photo gallery from the announcement on Facebook!

Funding for the project is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and TransLink. TransLink will be responsible for operation and asset management of the Evergreen extension when it opens.

First contracts awarded for the construction of the Evergreen Line

Mayor Richard Walton, the Honourable James Moore, Minister Blair Lekstrom, and the Honourable Denis Lebel at yesterday's announcement

It’s been a long time coming. If you didn’t take in the local news yesterday, there was an announcement by three levels of government regarding the Evergreen Line. B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Senior Minister Responsible for British Columbia, Richard Walton, mayor of North Vancouver and chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, and Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities were all on hand to announce that Pedre Contractors Ltd. will be installing new underground power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam and Hans Demolition and Excavating will be removing two buildings in Coquitlam and one in Burnaby to make way for the new line. Here’s the link to the official press release.

Linking to the Millennium Line, the Evergreen Line will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2016. There’s a lot of work to be done in five years, so expect more announcements in the not too distant future!