With the cutting of the ribbon, the Evergreen Extension opened on December 2, 2016!
Whew! Has it been a year already? It sure has. The Evergreen Extension opened to the public at 12 p.m. on December 2, 2016 for revenue service. With that, the SkyTrain became one of the longest, automated driverless rapid transit systems in the world!
On this occasion, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane on the Buzzer blog! Read more »
The opening of the Evergreen Extension was a milestone event for TransLink and for Metro Vancouver. This significant expansion of our integrated transit network brings us to 79 km of SkyTrain meaning that TransLink now operates the world’s longest fully-automated rapid transit system!
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The Evergreen Extension boasts beautiful new open concept stations with plenty of glass allowing for natural light, picturesque views and beautiful public art.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the new stations, have a look at some of the shots captured by transit enthusiast Ivan Chan. Or better yet, become your very own #EvergreenExplorer by checking out some of the great java stops along the new route.
Want to know more about highlights to the transit system in 2016?
Stay tuned to the blog for a new feature every week!
Evergreen means go on December 2 and that is cause for some major celebrating!
Come out to Coquitlam Central Station on the Evergreen Extension this Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a huge community celebration!
TransLink, along with our partners and local community groups are hosting a day of family-friendly fun.
“I am immensely proud of the project team, our partners and all our staff across the enterprise who have worked tirelessly to see this project through. We now have the longest, driverless, automated rapid-transit system in the world. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on opening day. Come experience the new Evergreen Extension first-hand.”
– Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO
There will be lots activities including: a LEGO-building station, ukulele lessons and kids’ craft as well as a stage at Coquitlam Central Station hosting a variety of talented community music groups to entertain all ages.
There are even whispers that the big guy in red might stop by in the early evening at Coquitlam Central Station!
We’re so thankful for the community partners who will be there supporting this great day. Look out for these organizations during the celebrations:
Change can be hard, but the good news is, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve got everything you need to help you on your way on October 22nd, and beyond!
If you haven’t yet heard, on October 22nd, 2016 the way you ride SkyTrain may be changing. In advance of the Evergreen Extension opening later this year, the operating pattern of the SkyTrain network will be different than what you’ve become accustomed to. Arguably, the biggest change in the operating pattern will take place at Lougheed Town Centre Station and Production Way – University Station.
Is Lougheed Town Centre Station part of your commute? Our friends in wayfinding have created this visual to help you understand what to expect come October 22nd.
Are you a Production Way – University Station regular? Here’s how the upcoming October 22nd change may affect your SkyTrain commute.
Still have questions? Check out our Facebook Livestream with Ian Fisher, outlining all of the changes.
In case you missed our announcement earlier this week — big changes are coming to the way you ride SkyTrain! On October 22nd, 2016 the operating pattern of the SkyTrain network will change. We took some time today with Ian Fisher, Manager, Operations Planning to get an indepth look at what the new SkyTrain changes mean and how they will change the way we ride.
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
Moody Centre Station
Inlet Centre Station
Coquitlam Central 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.”
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.
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!