Evergreen Line opening delayed to fall 2016

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      The opening of the Evergreen Line has been pushed back to fall 2016.

      According to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the rapid-transit project is 50 percent complete.

      "The tunnel boring process has been slower than anticipated. While there was some time contingency built into the schedule for tunneling, the contractor now is forecasting that the Evergreen Line, originally scheduled to open in summer 2016, will be ready to open in fall 2016," a news release states.

      "The Evergreen Line project remains on budget. The contractor is responsible for all costs related to the schedule delay under the terms of the fixed price contract."

      Back on August 5, 2008, the ministry put out a release saying the new SkyTrain line was expected to be completed and operating by the end of 2014.



      ursa minor

      Feb 13, 2015 at 3:22pm

      The good news is that Translink more time to address the inevitable choke points at Commercial-Broadway and VCC-Clark stations created by Evergreen Line passengers traveling further West.

      Of course, knowing Translink, this will mean more elaborate bus shelters or painting lines on the sidewalk rather than providing more buses...