Tunnel boring from Coquitlam to Port Moody was completed today, marking an important milestone in the Evergreen Line project.
The completion the two-kilometre tunnel means TransLink is one step closer to operating an expanded transit system that will give the people who live here a new and fast option for getting around.
The Evergreen extension is a significant expansion of our integrated transit network. In fact, the full 79 km of SkyTrain means that TransLink will soon operate the world’s longest fully-automated rapid transit system.
We’re hard at work readying our system to ensure that customers have an easy transition when we integrate the Evergreen extension into the SkyTrain network. We’re:
- Determining how to integrate bus services with the expanded SkyTrain network;
- Testing train control software and new tracks;
- Readying staff to support our customers when Evergreen opens; and
- Developing operating plans, schedules and information for customers.
The Evergreen project is an example of all levels of government coming together to invest in much needed transportation infrastructure to support and shape growth in the region.
We applaud the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia for all the hard work that has been put into this project to date.
Thank you to our passengers and neighbours for their continued patience and support throughout the construction of the Evergreen extension.
We look forward to having you ride with us in the near future!
Author: Laura Tennant