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.