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The 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

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Metro Vancouver’s biggest transportation expansion is underway.

Implementation of the Mayors’ Vision is underway! 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.


Delivering the 10-Year Vision

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

Approved in 2016, Phase One funded approximately $2 billion in expanded transit services, transit infrastructure and improvements for roads, cycling, and walking.

Approved in 2018, Phase Two funded an estimated $7.3 billion of transportation improvements in the 10-Year Vision.

The remaining projects in the 10-Year Vision will be funded in a future investment plan after Transport 2050 is confirmed and the 10-Year Vision refreshed.


Major Projects

Millennium Line Broadway Extension

(“Broadway Subway Project” delivered by the Province of British Columbia)

Funded in Phases One and Two

  • A 5.7 kilometre SkyTrain extension from VCC–Clark Station to Arbutus Street, mostly tunneled beneath the Broadway Corridor
  • 6 new stations
  • Trains every 3-4 minutes during peak periods
  • Estimated travel time from Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station to Arbutus Street: 46 minutes
  • Estimated travel time between VCC-Clark Station and Arbutus Station: 11 minutes
  • Scheduled to open in 2025
Percent of MLBE project costs

South of Fraser Rapid Transit

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

  • A 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 St 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 is projected to serve 62,000 daily riders in the year 2035 and grow to 71,200 riders in 2050

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • In January 2020, the R1 RapidBus replaced the 96 B-Line, improving travel times through bus-only lanes, signal priority, queue jumps at intersections, fewer stops, and all-door boarding

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
Percent of 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 RapidBus routes
  • 10 new service areas
  • 30% increase in HandyDART service

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • 18% increase in bus service
    • 7 new RapidBus 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

(“Broadway Subway Project” delivered by the Province of British Columbia)

Funded in Phases One and Two

  • A 5.7 kilometre SkyTrain extension from VCC–Clark Station to Arbutus Street, mostly tunneled beneath the Broadway Corridor
  • 6 new stations
  • Trains every 3-4 minutes during peak periods
  • Estimated travel time from Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station to Arbutus Street: 46 minutes
  • Estimated travel time between VCC-Clark Station and Arbutus Station: 11 minutes
  • Scheduled to open in 2025
Percent of MLBE project costs

South of Fraser Rapid Transit

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

  • A 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 St 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 is projected to serve 62,000 daily riders in the year 2035 and grow to 71,200 riders in 2050

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • In January 2020, the R1 RapidBus replaced the 96 B-Line, improving travel times through bus-only lanes, signal priority, queue jumps at intersections, fewer stops, and all-door boarding

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
Percent of 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 RapidBus routes
  • 10 new service areas
  • 30% increase in HandyDART service

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • 18% increase in bus service
    • 7 new RapidBus 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

(“Broadway Subway Project” delivered by the Province of British Columbia)

Funded in Phases One and Two

  • A 5.7 kilometre SkyTrain extension from VCC–Clark Station to Arbutus Street, mostly tunneled beneath the Broadway Corridor
  • 6 new stations
  • Trains every 3-4 minutes during peak periods
  • Estimated travel time from Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station to Arbutus Street: 46 minutes
  • Estimated travel time between VCC-Clark Station and Arbutus Station: 11 minutes
  • Scheduled to open in 2025
Percent of MLBE project costs

South of Fraser Rapid Transit

Surrey Langley SkyTrain

  • A 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station along Fraser Highway to 203 St 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 is projected to serve 62,000 daily riders in the year 2035 and grow to 71,200 riders in 2050

Rapid Transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • In January 2020, the R1 RapidBus replaced the 96 B-Line, improving travel times through bus-only lanes, signal priority, queue jumps at intersections, fewer stops, and all-door boarding

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension as far as 166 St in Fleetwood, pending senior government approval
  • Rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
Percent of 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 RapidBus routes
  • 10 new service areas
  • 30% increase in HandyDART service

Funded in Phase One and Phase Two

  • 18% increase in bus service
    • 7 new RapidBus 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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