Monday, March 25, 2013

Evergreen Line construction laid out, stations named

The government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and TransLink laid out the construction schedule for the next 12 months and finalized station names for the Evergreen Line in Metro Vancouver scheduled to open in summer 2016.

"Our government is proud to invest in infrastructure projects such as this that create jobs and economic growth and improve public transit for Canadians," said the James Moore, Minister responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood - Port Coquitlam. "Once complete, the Evergreen Line will provide an essential transit link for Metro Vancouver residents, ease traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for residents of the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland."

The final station names are Lougheed Town Centre Station, Burquitlam Station, Moody Centre Station, Inlet Centre Station, Coquitlam Central Station, Lincoln Station and Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

The Evergreen Line will link neighborhoods in Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam and be fully integrated into the existing system, connecting directly onto the Millennium Line at Lougheed Station.

Funding for the Evergreen Line is a partnership between the government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and TransLink. The estimated project cost is CA$1.43 billion (US$1.4 billion).

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