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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!


4 Comments

  • By Miguel, January 27, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Your tax hike is coming Vancouverites, prepare to be GOUGED by the inefficiently run moneypit known as Translink.

  • By Mike, February 4, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    First big question: will the cars/tracks be compatible with the millennium line?

  • By Elfren Ordanza, February 16, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Why is it that the Evergreen Line has been delayed all the time? It was scheduled to be done by 2014 … now it’s to be done by 2016? Like why?

  • By ???, February 17, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    There was indecision on the technology (LRT, then Skytrain, then back to LRT and then back to the more expensive Skytrain). There was also a funding issue as priority was spent on road and bridge projects in the last 20years.

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