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Phase 2 Summary

$7.3 billion in transportation investments

The Phase Two Investment Plan represents the next milestone in delivering the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver transit and transportation.


Phase 2 Investments

Major Projects

  • Millennium Line Broadway Extension (Estimated cost: $2.83 B*)
    • Procurement starts: 2018
    • Construction starts: 2020
    • Target completion: 2025
  • Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT (Estimated cost: $1.65 B*)
    • Procurement starts: 2018
    • Construction starts: 2020
    • Target completion: 2024

    *Reflects full project scope, including funding received through Phase 1

  • Expo/Millennium Line Upgrades Program (Estimated cost: $1.3 B)
    • 203 new SkyTrain cars with more capacity for the Expo and Millenium Lines, including 108 expansion cars and 95 replacement cars
    • Station upgrades
      • Construction of upgrades to Burrard and Brentwood stations
      • Design of future upgrades to stations, including Columbia, Edmonds, and Stadium-Chinatown
    • Vehicle storage and maintenance capacity expansion
    • Vehicle storage and maintenance capacity expansion


Rail Operating (Estimated: $495 M)

  • Increase Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day, and weekends starting in 2019
  • Increase Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020
  • Operate the Millennium Line Broadway Extension
  • Operate the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Line


Future Projects (Estimated: $36 M)

  • Project development and early works for the Surrey-Langley Line
  • Planning for a potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola
  • Planning for rapid transit to UBC Point Grey campus


Bus Capital (Estimated: $530 M)

  • 151 new buses, as well as replacement buses for existing fleet
  • Transit priority projects and enhanced passenger amenities along bus routes, including new B-Lines
  • New bus depot, as well as capacity expansion at existing bus depots


Bus Operating (Estimated: $360 M)

  • Increase bus service by 8% across the region in 2020 and 2021
    • Improve service on up to 75 different bus routes that carry over 350,000 passengers across the region every day
    • Provide new bus service to the following communities:
      • North Vancouver – Harbourside
      • Surrey – 68th Avenue Crosstown (Scottsdale to Sullivan), East Fraser Heights
      • Vancouver – East Fraser Lands (River District)
    • Implement two new B-Lines by 2021:
      • Richmond to Expo Line
      • Scott Road (120th Street)
    • Extend last SeaBus sailing out of Waterfront Station by 10 minutes to meet the last Canada Line train
  • Increase HandyDART service by 7% over 2020 and 2021


Road Capital (Estimated: $75 M)

  • Upgrades to the Major Road Network, including funding to municipalities in 2020 and 2021 for seismic retrofits, and minor capital upgrades


Walking & Cycling Capital (Estimated: $50 M)

  • Upgrades to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, including funding to municipalities from 2020 to 2021
  • Upgrades to TransLink-owned cycling infrastructure

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    • Address: 400 - 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, BC
    • Media Contact Hours:
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    • Email: media@translink.ca