UPDATE – Nov, 06, 2018: In light of the resolution passed by the City of Surrey council we are pausing work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project and suspending the RFQ process while we await direction from the Mayors’ Council and the TransLink Board. Read the full statement from TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond here.
Exciting news for everyone in Metro Vancouver! The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and the TransLink Board of Directors have approved the investment plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision.
This sets the stage for unprecedented increases to transit services beginning in 2019. The investment, which totals $7.3 billion, is the largest in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver’s history!
Highlights of Phase One and Two
- 900,000 more hours of new bus service on 75 different routes.
- Two new B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey (In addition to five new B-Lines being rolled out by 2019 as part of Phase One).
- Extension of the Millennium Line with six new stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street in Vancouver.
- 40% increase to service on Expo and Millennium lines.
- 203 new SkyTrain cars (108 new, 95 replacement) for Expo and Millennium lines.
- Increased Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020.
- Light Rapid Transit
- Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway and King George Boulevard.
- $75 million for rehab and upgrades to the Major Road Network.
- 247,000 additional HandyDART trips per year by 2021.
- Planning for the future
- Project development and potential early works for the Surrey-Langley Line.
- Planning for a potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola.
- Planning for rapid transit to UBC Point Grey campus.