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Evergreen Line: On Track?


Blog by Rebecca Permack | February 1st, 2010


Burke Mountain is already one of Greater Vancouver's hottest developing communities, and it's about to get connected!  The Evergreen Line is slated to begin construction in late-2010, and operational in 2014.  The Douglas College Station will serve Northeast Coquitlam and the entire Burke Mountain community.

"The Evergreen Line is a new rapid transit line that will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. The Evergreen Line will be a fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 13 minutes. It will seamlessly connect to the current SkyTrain network at Lougheed Town Centre Station and will integrate with regional bus and West Coast Express networks. Construction of the Evergreen Line is anticipated to begin in late 2010 and be completed in 4 years." - Courtesy The Evergreen Line Project Website

This excellent video outlines the proposed route and planned stations as announced in September 2009:

Burquitlam

The Evergreen Line will run north from Lougheed Town Centre Station on an elevated guideway along the centre of North Road. Burquitlam Station will be on the east side of Clarke Road near Burquitlam Plaza. Leaving Burquitlam Station, the line will cross to the west side of Clarke Road, before entering a tunnel towards Port Moody.

Port Moody

The Evergreen Line will emerge from the tunnel just east of Barnet Highway. It will travel at ground level along the south side of the Canadian Pacific Rail (CPR) tracks to Port Moody Station, located at the Port Moody transit exchange site. Continuing east, the line will cross the CPR tracks just before Ioco Station, located north of Barnet Highway.

Coquitlam

The line will continue along the north side of the CPR tracks towards Coquitlam Central Station, located at the Coquitlam transit exchange site. Turning north, the line will run on an elevated guideway along the west side of Pinetree Way, and will cross to the east side near Northern Avenue, before ending at Douglas College Station, north of Guildford Way.

Potential Additional Stations

Up to two additional stations will be considered based on their ability to shape land use, increase ridership, promote transit oriented development, and be affordable.

 

For complete and detailed information on the project visit the Evergreen Line Project Website

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