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Vancouver to have longest automated transit in world


Lougheed station and tracks under construction on Vancouver's Evergreen Line. Photo: BC Ministry of Transportation.

Lougheed station and tracks under construction on Vancouver’s Evergreen Line. Photo: BC Ministry of Transportation.

Tunnelling for the Evergreen Line in Vancouver was completed at the end of November. Tunnel boring machine “Alice” drilled a single 2-km tunnel east of Barnet Highway in Port Moody to south of Kemsley Avenue in Coquitlam. The Evergreen Line is Vancouver’s latest expansion to its LRT system and will link Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam to the existing SkyTrain Line.

The 11-kilometre Evergreen line is more than 75% complete, and once opened it will make Vancouver’s SkyTrain system the longest fully automated rapid transit system in the world.

EGRT Construction, a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin, is responsible for the design, build and finance project. The consortium includes MMM Group, Jacobs Associates, International Bridge Technologies, Graham Building Services, Rizzani de Eccher, S.E.L.I. Canada, and SNC-Lavalin Constructors.

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