Planned Projects

Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision

Our first step in delivering the 10-Year Vision was focused on overcrowding on transit and congestion on major roads. Our next step will enable us to further expand and improve Metro Vancouver’s transportation network to meet the demands of our growing population.

Investing in our Future

Due to population growth, a strong economy, and denser, transit-oriented patterns of development, demand for transportation – especially transit – is increasing rapidly. From 2000 to 2016, transit ridership in our region increased 80%. In comparison, the regional population only grew 20% over the same time.

To address this challenge, the Phase Two Plan makes new investments in every mode of transportation – transit, roads, walking and cycling – as well as maintains the existing transportation system in a state of good repair. The new services and infrastructure in the Phase Two Plan will be a major step in meeting our region’s transportation needs, especially as transit ridership continues to grow at record levels.

Learn more about the Phase Two investments, including planned bus service improvements in your community, in the Discussion Guide.

New Investments to be Funded in Phase Two



New Rapid Transit

  • Construction and operation of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension
  • Construction and operation of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line
  • Project development and early works for the Surrey-Langley Line
  • Planning for a potential gondola to SFU Burnaby campus
  • Planning for rapid transit to UBC Point Grey campus

Upgrades to Existing Rail

  • Modernization of Expo and Millennium Line infrastructure including:
    • 108 new SkyTrain cars to provide increased service, as well as 95 new SkyTrain cars to replace aging fleet
    • Expanded vehicle storage to accommodate new fleet
    • Upgrades to operations and maintenance centres, mainline power, and control systems to support more frequent train service and longer trains
    • Station upgrades to increase passenger capacity, accessibility, amenities, and improve neighbourhood integration:
      • Construction of upgrades at Burrard and Brentwood stations.
      • Design of future upgrades, including Columbia, Edmonds, and Stadium-Chinatown stations.
  • Increased Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day and weekends, to reduce wait times and overcrowding, starting in 2019
  • Increased Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends, to reduce wait times and overcrowding, starting in 2020

Bus, SeaBus and HandyDart Investments

  • 8% more bus service across the region in 2020 and 2021
    • More frequent service or other improvements on up to 75 different bus routes that carry over 350,000 passengers across the region every day
    • New bus service to the following communities:
      • North Vancouver: Harbourside
      • Surrey: 68th Avenue Crosstown (Scottsdale to Sullivan), East Fraser Heights
      • Vancouver: East Fraser Lands (River District)
    • Two new B-Lines by 2021
      • Richmond to Expo Line
      • Scott Road (120th Street)
    • Transit priority projects and enhanced passenger amenities along bus routes, including B-Lines
    • New bus depot and capacity expansion at existing bus depots
    • 151 new buses to provide increased service, as well as replacement buses for aging fleet
  • 7% more HandyDART service available in 2020 and 2021
    • 20 new vehicles, as well as replacement buses for aging fleet
  • SeaBus sailing to meet the last Canada Line train

Road Investments

  • New funding to municipalities in 2020 and 2021 for
    • Minor capital upgrades to the Major Road Network, such as improving safety and addressing bottlenecks
    • Rehabilitate and make seismic retrofits to structures on the Major Road Network, such as overpasses, retaining walls, and bridges

Walking and Cycling Investments

  • New funding to municipalities in 2020 and 2021 for
    • Pedestrian infrastructure projects, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals
    • Cycling infrastructure projects, such as protected bike lanes and multi-use paths
  • Upgrades to TransLink-owned cycling infrastructure

New Mobility Investments

  • Pilot, field test, and scale flexible, shared-use services

Explore Current Projects

New investments in transportation are being made in communities across Metro Vancouver to reduce wait times and overcrowding, and extend service hours. Learn more on our Investments Underway page.