Recent developments with this project
Mayor's Council on Regional Transportation release a visionary regional transportation investment plan for Metro Vancouver
June 12, 2014 — The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation release Regional Transportation Investments - A Vision for Metro Vancouver. The plan improves transit service throughout the region including rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor between Commercial Drive and UBC, with the first phase of the project a tunneled extension of the Millennium Line to Arbutus Street.
New KPMG report released
February 28, 2013 — A new KPMG report, "The UBC-Broadway Corridor - Unlocking the Economic Potential," explores how to capitalize on the growth of this essential economic and transit hub.
Current project status
For the current status of this project, visit the TransLink UBC Line Rapid Transit Study:
Phase 2 – Option development and evaluation
Spring 2010 – mid 2012 — In Phase 2, the shortlisted alternatives have been further developed and evaluated. TransLink has held two rounds of public consultation during this phase.
The first round of public consultation in Spring 2010 led to the addition of a seventh shortlisted alternative.
The second round of public consultation in Spring 2011 featured a more detailed discussion about the design of the seven alternatives. The results of this consultation helped the study team update the designs and finalize the evaluation. The Study is currently nearing completion of Phase 2.
Phase 1 - shortlist identification
Summer 2009 – Spring 2010 — In Phase 1, 200 potential routes and three rapid transit technologies (Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Rail Rapid Transit (RRT) were identified for the UBC Line. These route and technology combinations were reviewed and reduced to a shortlist of six alternatives.