SkyTrain Evergreen Extension

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Millennium Line Evergreen Extension Logo-b.png
System SkyTrain
Type Light metro rapid transit
Number of stations 7
Cities serviced Burnaby, Port Moody,
Coquitlam
Termini VCC–Clark
(via Lougheed Town Centre)
Lafarge Lake–Douglas
Operations
Opened December 2, 2016
Owner TransLink
Operator BC Rapid Transit Company
Rolling stock Bombardier ART Mark II TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Technical
Line length 10.9 km (6.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Electrification Third rail (Linear motor)
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Line Diagram
TransLink SkyTrain Evergreen Extension diagram (2020)-a.png

The Evergreen Extension is an extention of the Millennium Line on the SkyTrain network operated by British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd., a subsidiary of TransLink in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

The Evergreen Extension is an extension of the Millennium Line from Lougheed Town Centre to Lafarge Lake–Douglas. During planning and construction, the Evergreen Extension was known as the Evergreen Line. Originally, the Evergreen Line was to be its own line, but the name was dropped and became part of the Millennium Line instead.

The line travels along an elevated guideway for most its route, with some portions tunnelled and at-grade.

Departing from Lougheed Town Centre (with trains starting from VCC–Clark), the line curves onto North Road east of Lougheed Town Centre Station. North of Lougheed Town Centre, trains travel on the left instead of on the right to compensate for the design of the station. The trains switch back directly south of Burquitlam Station. The line then curves over Clarke Road and into the tunnel travelling underneath Snake Hill. The tunnel is the longest on the system.

Leaving the tunnel, trains run perpendicular to Barnet Highway before running parallel to the CP Rail right-of-way in Port Moody at-grade. The line then bends under St. Johns Street into Inlet Centre Station. Leaving Inlet Centre, the line continues to travel at-grade and then passes the Coquitlam Maintenance Centre before going elevated again west of Coquitlam Central Station. Departing Coquitlam Central, the line curves over the bus loop and parallels Pinetree Way to the terminus station of Lafarge Lake–Douglas.

The extension also planned for two potential additional in-fill stations:

History

The Evergreen Extension was known as the Evergreen Line during planning and construction.

During the planning for the Millennium Line in the 1990s, the Port Moody Coquitlam Line (PMC Line) was considered for part of Phase II. Due to a change in government following a provincial election, the plan for a PMC Line was dropped.

The idea of rapid transit into the Tri Cities resurfaced shortly after the completion of the Millennium Line. Options for technology included a new SkyTrain line, a light rail line, or a diesel multiple unit based railway. The route considered was either the current route or a southern route via the Mary Hill area. In 2006, the TransLink Board approved the construction of the Evergreen Line as a streetcar line, only to be revised in 2008 when the Government of British Columbia and TransLink revealed a business case favoring SkyTrain over streetcar. That change resulted in the removal of four stations: Cameron, Buller, Lansdowne, and Coquitlam Civic Centre.

Start of construction was delayed multiple times due to difficulty of securing funding from 2009 to 2011. It wasn't until 2012 that preliminary construction began with the removal of structures and commencement of underground utilities construction. In the same year, Lincoln Station was added and the final names of stations were announced in 2013.

The extension opened on December 2, 2016.

Currently, there are space allowances for future stations west of Moody Centre and east of Inlet Centre. There is also a short extension south of Coquitlam Central Station for future extensions east into Port Coquitlam.

Service Information

Service on the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension runs 7 days a week.

Service Frequency

Millennium Line Logo-a.png Frequency
Peak Hours 3-4 mins.
Midday 6 mins.
Evening 6-8 mins.
Late Night 8-10 mins.
Early Saturdays and
Sundays/Holidays
8 mins.
Saturdays and
Sundays/Holidays
6 mins.

First and Last Trains

Outbound Service

VCC–Clark to Lafarge Lake–Douglas
Millennium Line Logo-a.png First Train Last Train Last Train to
Lougheed Town Centre*
Weekdays 5:30 a.m. 1:22 a.m. 1:29 a.m.
Saturdays 6:30 a.m. 1:22 a.m. 1:29 a.m.
Sundays/Holidays 7:30 a.m. 12:22 a.m. 12:29 a.m.

* Late night service terminate at Lougheed Town Centre after the last Lafarge Lake–Douglas train.

Inbound Service

Lafarge Lake–Douglas to VCC–Clark
Millennium Line Logo-a.png First Train Last Train Last Train to
Lougheed Town Centre*
Weekdays 5:04 a.m. 12:59 a.m. 1:39 a.m.
Saturdays 6:05 a.m. 12:59 a.m. 1:39 a.m.
Sundays/Holidays 6:56 a.m. 11:59 p.m. 12:39 a.m.

* Late night service terminate at Lougheed Town Centre after the last VCC–Clark train.

Stations

There are 7 stations on the Evergreen Extension, with 10 on the Millennium Line from VCC–Clark to Lougheed Town Centre. All stations are wheelchair accessible.

Station Name City Fare Zone Date Opened Transfers Notes
Lougheed Town Centre Station Burnaby 2 August 31, 2002 Expo Line Expo Line
Burquitlam Station Coquitlam

3

December 2, 2016

Moody Centre Station

Port Moody

TransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png West Coast Express
  • West Coast Express portion opened as Port Moody[Note 2]
Inlet Centre Station
Coquitlam Central Station

Coquitlam

TransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png West Coast Express
R3 Lougheed Hwy R3 Lougheed Hwy
Lincoln Station
Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station

The following are the other Millennium Line stations:

Station Name City Fare Zone Date Opened Transfers Notes
VCC–Clark Station

Vancouver

1

January 6, 2006
Commercial–Broadway Station

August 31, 2002

Expo Line Expo Line
99 B-Line 99 B-Line
Renfrew Station
Rupert Station
Gilmore Station

Burnaby

2

Brentwood Town Centre Station
Holdom Station
Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station
Lake City Way Station November 21, 2003
Production Way–University Station

August 31, 2002

Expo Line Expo Line

Notes

  1. Platform 3 opened on December 2, 2016
  2. Port Moody Station opened on November 1, 1995. SkyTrain platforms opened on December 2, 2016 and the station was renamed to Moody Centre
  3. West Coast Express platform opened on November 1, 1995
  4. Commercial Drive Station is now Commercial–Broadway Station Platforms 1 and 2. Platforms 3 and 4 were part of Broadway Station.
  5. Platforms 3 and 4 opened on December 11, 1985 as part of Broadway Station

Rolling Stock

Rolling stock for this line operates out of the main Operations and Maintenance Centre and the Coquitlam Maintenance Centre using 2001 Bombardier ART Mark II TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png units in 2 car sets.

Occasionally during peak hours, 2009 Bombardier ART Mark II TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png units may appear, also in 2 car sets.

v·d·e
SkyTrain Logo-a.png
Operations
Lines Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Evergreen Extension Logo-b.png
Rolling stock Expo Line 1984 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1985 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1991 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1995 Bombardier ICTS Mark IExpo LineMillennium Line 2001 Bombardier ART Mark IICanada Line 2008 Hyundai Rotem EMUExpo Line 2009 Bombardier ART Mark IIExpo Line 2015 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIIExpo Line 2018 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIICanada Line 2019 Hyundai Rotem EMU
Yards Expo LineMillennium Line Operations and Maintenance CentreMillennium Line Coquitlam Maintenance CentreCanada Line Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Centre
Stations
Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St WaterfrontVancouver City CentreYaletown–RoundhouseOlympic Village99 B-Line Broadway–City HallKing EdwardR4 41st Ave Oakridge–41st AvenueLangara–49th AvenueMarine DriveCanada Line BridgeportCapstan WayAberdeenLansdowneRichmond–Brighouse
Airport branch ← Towards Waterfront Canada Line BridgeportTempletonSea Island CentreYVR–Airport
Expo Line Logo-a.png Canada LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St WaterfrontR5 Hastings St BurrardGranvilleStadium–ChinatownMain Street–Science WorldMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayNanaimo29th AvenueR4 41st Ave Joyce–CollingwoodPattersonMetrotownRoyal OakEdmonds22nd StreetNew WestminsterExpo Line ColumbiaScott RoadGatewayR1 King George Blvd Surrey CentralR1 King George Blvd King George
Production Way branch ← Towards Waterfront Expo Line ColumbiaSappertonBraidMillennium Line Lougheed Town CentreMillennium Line Production Way–University
Millennium Line Logo-a.png ArbutusSouth GranvilleOak–VGHCanada Line99 B-Line Broadway–City HallMount PleasantGreat Northern Way–Emily CarrVCC–ClarkExpo Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayRenfrewRupertGilmoreBrentwood Town CentreHoldomSperling–Burnaby LakeLake City WayExpo Line Production Way–UniversityExpo Line Lougheed Town CentreBurquitlamTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody CentreInlet CentreTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR3 Lougheed Hwy Coquitlam CentralLincolnLafarge Lake–Douglas