Working Near Trolley Overhead Lines

Image of Trolley Overhead Lines beside a construction project

TransLink aims to ensure a safe, cost-effective and reliable transit network. Due to increased development near trolley overhead (TOH) infrastructure, we have modified the process for building near trolley TOH lines by strengthening our construction-management standards for third party projects adjacent to TOH infrastructure.

These changes will ensure adjacent construction methods are safe for our customers, employees and the transit system. They will also ensure that any costs for repairs caused by damages due to unsafe construction practices are not passed on to TransLink and taxpayers.

Currently, project owners work with Coast Mountain Bus Company when building near TOH infrastructure. Starting in the new year, TransLink Real Estate will manage the modified TOH Program.

As of January 2, 2019, project owners will need to apply to TransLink, through this web page or at TOHreview@translink.ca, to build near TOH infrastructure. The application will include a one-time fee of $2,850 (plus applicable taxes) to cover the cost of enhanced oversight by TransLink staff.

We have met with stakeholders from the development community to ensure they’re aware of our proposed changes and to solicit feedback. To learn more about the modifications to the TOH Program, please email TOHreview@translink.ca or review the presentation material for more information. To view the modified program related documents, please check out the Related Documents section of this page.

We are currently meeting with stakeholders from the development community to ensure they’re aware of our proposed changes and to solicit feedback. To learn more about the modifications to the TOH Program, please email TOHreview@translink.ca or review our presentation material.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Trolley Overhead Adjacent Works Program is a modification of the existing trolley overhead program currently managed by Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC). This program supports TransLink Real Estate’s Adjacent & Integrated Development Program’s objective of managing the safe construction of third party development projects adjacent to TransLink infrastructure.

Please direct all program inquiries and project requests to TransLink Real Estate:

Any projects within three metres of any powered trolley lines.

TransLink Real Estate will receive all initial project requests, and liaise with CMBC to facilitate infrastructure adjustments upon the Project Owner entering into a Trolley Overhead Adjacent Works Agreement. TransLink Real Estate will also process all costs and payments related to this program.

$2,850 (plus applicable taxes) for the one‐time administration fee for the Trolley Overhead Adjacent Works Agreement, plus any additional costs related to infrastructure adjustments, and safety monitoring (Independent Qualified Safety Watcher) etc.

Upon receipt of all of the required information, we anticipate issuing consent within five business days.