The 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

Metro Vancouver’s biggest transportation expansion is underway.

Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision has been approved! That means more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access — for everyone. The 10-Year Vision is an investment in our future, and that future starts now!

Delivering the 10-Year Vision

The 10-Year Vision is being rolled out in phases, each timed to the planning and delivery of new projects and services.

Phase One funded approximately $2 billion in expanded transit services, transit infrastructure and improvements for roads, cycling, and walking, beginning in 2017. Phase Two funds an estimated $7.3 billion of transportation improvements in the 10-Year Vision.

Major Projects

Millennium Line Broadway Extension

Funded in Phase One and Two
  • SkyTrain extension from VCC–Clark to Arbutus, tunneled beneath Broadway

  • 6 new stations

  • Trains every 3-4 minutes during peak periods

  • Estimated travel time from Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station to Arbutus Street: 46 minutes

Percent of MLBE project costs


South of Fraser Rapid Transit:

Total Improvements

Stage 1: Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line

  • Light rail transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard, with dedicated train-only lanes

  • 11 new stations and an operations and maintenance centre

  • Trains every 5 minutes during peak periods

  • Estimated travel time from Guildford to Surrey Centre: 9 minutes

  • Estimated travel time from Newton to King George Station: 13 minutes

Stage 2: Surrey-Langley Line

  • Light rail transit from Surrey to Langley on Fraser Highway

  • 8 new stations

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • Construction and service for Stage 1: Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line

  • Planning and early works for Stage 2: Surrey to Langley on Fraser Highway

Percent of SNG Line project costs

Walking and Cycling

Total Improvements
  • $97 million for regional cycling

  • $34 million for TransLink-owned facilities

  • $35 million for walking access to transit

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • $54 million for regional cycling

  • $21 million for TransLink-owned facilities

  • $22.5 million for walking access to transit

Percent of 10-Year Vision program costs

Bus

Total Improvements
  • 25% increase in bus service

  • 12 new B-Lines

  • 10 new service areas

  • 30% increase in HandyDART service

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • 18% increase in bus service

    • 7 new B-Line routes on 41st Avenue, Fraser Highway, Hastings Street, Lougheed Highway, Marine Drive-Main Street, Richmond to Expo Line and Scott Road

    • 8 new service areas from the 10-Year Vision and 4 additional new service areas

  • 22% increase in HandyDART service

Percent of 10-Year Vision bus service

Transit Exchanges

Total Improvements
  • 13 new or upgraded transit exchanges

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • 4 new or upgraded transit exchanges

Percent of 10-Year Vision transit exchanges

SeaBus

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • 1 new SeaBus

  • Sailings every 15 minutes, all day

  • Sailings every 10 minutes, during rush hours

Percent of 10-Year Vision fleet

Rail

Total Improvements
  • 164 Expo/Millennium Line cars

  • 24 Canada Line cars

  • Upgrades to power and control systems, stations

  • 10 West Coast Express cars

  • 1 new locomotive

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • 48% increase in rail service

  • 164 new Expo/Millennium Line cars

  • 24 Canada Line cars

  • Upgrades to power and control systems, stations

  • 2 new locomotives and 6 refurbished locomotives

Percent of 10-Year Vision fleet

Major Road Network

Total Improvements
  • $200 million for upgrades

  • $130 million for seismic improvements

  • 1% annual expansion of major road network (MRN) and one-time 10% expansion

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • $90 million for upgrades

  • $58.5 million for seismic improvements

  • 1% annual expansion of major road network (MRN) and one-time 10% expansion

Percent of 10-Year Vision program costs

Mobility Innovation

Total Improvements
  • Integrated travel planning and payment

  • New mobility technologies and services

  • Mobility pricing development and implementation

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two
  • Vanpool pilot

  • Innovation lab to explore mobility concepts

  • Piloting other flexible services such as demand response transit services

Percent of 10-Year Vision program costs

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