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Evergreen Line extension station names announced

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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.


  • By Jake, March 25, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Is it true that once the Evergreen Line opens, the Millennium Line will be shortened, i.e. ML-bound trains will run between Waterfront and Lougheed? How will the EL be intergrated into the current system?

  • By Sheba, March 25, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Yes, the Evergreen Line will be taking over the Lougheed to VCC section and Millennium will only go as far as Lougheed.

  • By Pamela Findling - Buzzer Contributor, March 25, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Details haven’t been finalized yet. Operational patterns for when the Line opens are still being reviewed at this point.

  • By Cliff, March 25, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    It sure would be nice to use the transit police parking lot to create a new platform for Millennium Line trains at Columbia Station. Then, all three lines could operate without crossing over one another as is the case at Lougheed.

  • By mike0123, March 25, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    The name of the terminus station is too long. It will make wayfinding more difficult and signage more cumbersome in stations over the entire line. Pick a shorter name. Make one up if you have to.

  • By Reva, March 26, 2013 @ 4:07 am

    If you want to see a bizarre before/after Evergreen Line construction preparation demo on Google Maps, try this!

    Navigate your way to North Road in Coquitlam/Burnaby. On the satellite map view, zoom in to some of the green spaces and older structures lining the west side of North Road from Austin up to about Cottonwood. For example, start at the edge of the old Lougheed Mall bus loop & parking lot. Zoom in click by click, until suddenly, about three ticks from maximum zoom, demolition and road work appears instead of what was there before! Go back and forth zooming in/out to compare the changes! Try it all the way up the west side of North Road. Also try it further north, on the northwest side of Clarke Rd between Como Lake Ave and Kemsley Ave (Kemsley is where the tunnel from Port Moody will come out). Systematic road widening in progress.

    Google Street View still has slightly older images of the old houses etc still standing as well. Just the three highest-resolution zoom levels show newer photos with the construction starting. Check it out now before they change it. I know it’s silly but I got a kick out of it so I figured you Buzzer bloggers and commenters would too. :)

  • By Joe, March 26, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    Terminus station needs a shorter name. Just use “Douglas College”, much more to the point. Or if that doesn’t work, “Lafarge Lake”. Just don’t use both, it’s way too big of a mouthful.

  • By Donald, from Surrey, March 27, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Is Lafarge sponsoring the terminus station?

  • By Pamela Findling - Buzzer Contributor, March 27, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Hi, Donald. No, they’re not. The name was chosen because it’s near Lafarge Lake.

  • By Bill Kinkaid, March 27, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Douglas invites confusion with the main Douglas College campus in New West, and possibly Douglas Road in Burnaby. Why not just Lafarge Park, which some of the buses used to be signed as (maybe still do?)

    And someone elsewhere also suggested Newport Village, which is a good idea and slightly more useful than the entirely meaningless Inlet Centre.

  • By Ben K, March 30, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    As others have similarly opined, a number of these station names are poor. I’m surprised that this is the final list, and would be curious to learn the rationale for each name.

    – “Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station” is cumbersome and the hyphenation awkward. What value is added by “Douglas”?
    – “Burquitlam” is an embarrassing portmanteau, but I guess that’s part of the local culture, so I’m not in much of a position to argue it.
    – Of the seven stations, three end with “Centre Station”. Why the repetition? There are no other similarly named non-centre stations with which to avoid confusion, so what value is added by the longer name?
    – For no obvious reason, the Coquitlam station is not named “Centre” but instead “Central”. Why the inconsistency?


  • By Eric, April 1, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Is this going to replace the 97 B-line

  • By Eugene Wong, April 4, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    I agree with Ben K.

    I would go so far as to say that if the naming isn’t consistent and intelligent, then it a symptom of an organization that doesn’t care about it’s people. Maybe there was an explanation for it, but I didn’t see it.

    I’m reminded of the Twitter thing that I mentioned a long time ago. I suggested that the service announcements be kept separate from other discussions and advertising. The idea was rejected as if the current implementation impacted nobody negatively.

    It seems that all ideas are passed up through a filter of whether or not staff agree with us. As long as none of them disagree, then it might get implemented. I think that that is not right.

  • By Sheba, April 4, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    …and I agree with you Eugene.

    I tried to follow their Twitter feed but there was so much chatter I gave up quickly. If there was a ‘service announcements only’ on Twitter I’d follow it.

    You and I could compare notes on all the ideas we’ve suggested and how many of them were ignored (they’re sort of implementing one part of my route straightening ideas for New West – nothing else).

    Have you sent any of your ideas to the city? I just heard back from one of the City Of Burnaby people who sounds very interested in switching Burnaby buses to a more grid-like setup (admittedly all the roads aren’t laid out like that, so it won’t be easy) as well as making life easier for pedestrians and cyclists.

    You should really send an e-mail to Mayor Watts office (the cities seem to love e-mail) and it’ll be forwarded to the right department to follow up on. Burnaby has been really good about getting back to me, even if there’s not going to be any current action on any of my ideas and requests.

    Bonus that Watts has been very vocal about transit in Surrey :)

  • By dbishop, April 8, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    I’m going to chime-in that the use of the hyphen is just plain wrong–they should be using a forward-slash “/”. That would indicate the dual name idea better. A hyphen makes it look like you are joining “Lake” and “Douglas” together, as in “Lake Douglas” instead of “Lafarge Lake (and/or) Douglas Station”.

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