Delivering the 10-Year Vision:
Investments Underway

New investments in transportation are being made in communities across Metro Vancouver to reduce wait times, and overcrowding, and extend service hours. This is a region-wide plan that brings real improvements to the way Metro Vancouver residents travel, every day.

The First Step Forward

These enhancements represent an important first step in creating the transportation system our growing region will need to meet future demand. In 2017 the following investments were implemented:

  • SkyTrain: additional service across the network.
  • SeaBus: increased sailings every 15 mins throughout the day until 9 p.m., every day of the week.
  • HandyDART: 85,000 new available trips annually.
  • Bus: 105,000 annual service hours were added in September 2017, with an additional 89,000 combined hours of permanent service improvements added in April and June of the same year.

Visit the Transit Service Changes page for details on the improvements that were introduced in September 2017.

We’re just getting started. You’ll also see even more transit services roll out across our integrated system in the next two years.

Learn more by reading Phase One of the 10-Year Vision: Summary, or read the full Final Phase One Plan.

Improving Transportation Across the Region

Phase One of the 10-Year Vision sets out approximately $2 billion in expanded and new transit services, and improvements for roads, cycling, and walking paths across Metro Vancouver.

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Buses

  • 10% increase in service across the region
  • More frequent service on 50 different routes
  • 5 new B-Line routes on Fraser Highway, Lougheed Highway, Marine Drive, 41st Avenue, and Hastings Street
  • 171 new buses beginning in 2018
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SkyTrain/Rail

  • 20% increase in rail service
  • More frequent service on Expo/Millennium during mid-day, early evening, and weekends
  • Increased Canada Line service during high-demand times
  • 80 new SkyTrain cars
  • 2 new and 6 refurbished West Coast Express locomotives, to expand capacity
  • Pre-construction work on the Millennium Broadway Line Extension and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line of the Surrey LRT project to keep projects on schedule
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SeaBus

  • One new SeaBus to increase service and improve reliability
  • Service every 15 mins throughout the day, every day of the week
  • Service every 10 mins during rush hour (once the new SeaBus is delivered)
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Major Road Network

Specific projects to be identified in partnership with communities, starting in 2017:

  • Expanded funding for operation, maintenance, and expansion of the Major Road Network (the first significant expansion of the MRN since 1999)
  • $50 million in expanded funding over 3 years for MRN upgrades that will improve safety and reduce traffic bottlenecks
  • $32.5 million over 3 years in new funding so municipalities can make MRN overpasses, retaining walls, and bridges safer and more earthquake-proof
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Walking/Cycling

Improvements starting in 2017:

  • $12.5 million in new funding for municipalities to improve pathways around transit, like sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian traffic signals
  • $29.8 million in expanded funding to encourage/improve cycling, through projects like building new bike lanes and multi-use paths
  • $11.5 million in expanded funding to invest in regionally-owned cycling facilities at and near major transit stations and exchanges

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Investing for the future

With the first series of investments underway, TransLink and the Mayors’ Council are focused on securing the commitments needed to keep moving ahead with the 10-Year Vision. Learn more about what's next on our planned projects page.