BC Government released more detail on North Shore Skytrain Plan

BC Government released more detail on North Shore Skytrain Plan

  • British Columbia
  • Transit
September 15, 2020

The North Shore Skytrain Project is closer to becoming a reality. BC Government outlined potential routes expanding our existing Skytrain network to North Shore. The feasibility study results provide more insight into how the different route integrate with the existing transportation system and the benefit it brings to different parts of the city. The study was conducted based on the six route options shortlisted in March and was reduced to five upon the completion of phase 2 study.

  • Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via First Narrows (tunnel crossing)
  • Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Brockton Point (tunnel crossing)
  • Downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver via Lonsdale (tunnel crossing)
  • Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale via Second Narrows (new bridge crossing)
  • Burnaby to Lonsdale via Second Narrows (new bridge crossing)

North Shore transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) conducted a research and recommends connecting Lonsdale City Centre to the city’s rapid transit network. Londale Quay is popular destination in Vancouver and the only ways to reach is through the Iron workers bridge, Lions Gate Bridge and Downtown Ferry. Many populated is living in the North Shore and should connect with the rest of the Vancouver cities. The new network should provide more working and business opportunities for the cities.

By expanding the transportation network is part of the B.C government’s CleanBC plan to make transit more accessible and efficient option for all British Columbian, reducing congestion and carbon pollution.

Quoted from Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver:

“People living in North Vancouver are eager to embrace socially, environmentally responsible ways to travel that allow them to beat the traffic,” Ma said. “This exciting technical feasibility study is the first-ever co-ordinated effort by the Province in partnership with Indigenous governments, municipalities and TransLink to identify a potential rapid transit solution across the Burrard Inlet for people who live, work and travel throughout Metro Vancouver.”

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