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The 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

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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 has begun.

With the Final Phase Three Plan still to come, there are more investments in transit, roads, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure coming.


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.

The Phase Three Plan will deliver the remaining projects in the 10-Year Vision, and is scheduled for approval in Spring 2021, pending funding commitments from senior governments.


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

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Pending Phase 2 Investment Plan update
  • The 16-kilometre Expo Line extension will extend from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 Street in the City of Langley
  • Travel time from Langley City Centre to King George SkyTrain Station is projected to be approximately 22 minutes, with trains departing every 6-8 minutes in peak periods
  • The extension will provide capacity to move 6,800 passengers per hour per direction — more than 10 times the capacity of bus service today

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • Studies are underway to identify options for preferred rapid transit technologies for 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Planning for rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
Percent of SNG Line project 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Pending Phase 2 Investment Plan update
  • The 16-kilometre Expo Line extension will extend from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 Street in the City of Langley
  • Travel time from Langley City Centre to King George SkyTrain Station is projected to be approximately 22 minutes, with trains departing every 6-8 minutes in peak periods
  • The extension will provide capacity to move 6,800 passengers per hour per direction — more than 10 times the capacity of bus service today

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • Studies are underway to identify options for preferred rapid transit technologies for 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Planning for rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
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

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

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Pending Phase 2 Investment Plan update
  • The 16-kilometre Expo Line extension will extend from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 Street in the City of Langley
  • Travel time from Langley City Centre to King George SkyTrain Station is projected to be approximately 22 minutes, with trains departing every 6-8 minutes in peak periods
  • The extension will provide capacity to move 6,800 passengers per hour per direction — more than 10 times the capacity of bus service today

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • Studies are underway to identify options for preferred rapid transit technologies for 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Planning for rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
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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