City endorses proposed route and station locations for SkyTrain to UBC

This decision brings us one step closer to extending SkyTrain all the way to UBC and linking it to the entire region.

Mayor Kennedy Stewart

March 30 2022 –

Yesterday marked another milestone for the Millennium Line extension from Arbutus Street to UBC (SkyTrain to UBC) as the proposed route received endorsement from City Council.

Potential stations

Council approved potential stations located at:

  • Macdonald Street
  • Alma Street
  • Within the Jericho Lands

Council also supported advancing opportunities to integrate new stations with future development to improve connectivity, accessibility and passenger amenities.  

Evaluation later this spring

SkyTrain to UBC will be evaluated later this spring along with other regional projects as part of the upcoming Mayors’ Council Transport 2050 (New Vision), an update to the 2014 Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision. If the project is prioritized, it will progress to the next phase of design development.

“This decision brings us one step closer to extending SkyTrain all the way to UBC and linking it to the entire region,” says Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “Broadway is the second largest economic area in BC, and a rapid connection to UBC will foster new jobs and innovation while combating climate change and reducing congestion by taking up to 3,000 cars off the road per day.”

Supports our goals

SkyTrain to UBC is an essential regional rapid transit project which supports our Transportation 2040 Plan, Climate Emergency Action Plan, and Housing Vancouver Strategy goals. It aligns with regional priorities by connecting a significant number of people to major destinations. 

Memorandum of understanding

The City, UBC, and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Development Corporation (MST-DC), signed an historic memorandum of understanding in late 2019 to jointly advocate for federal, provincial, and regional support and funding for the proposed extension. In summer 2021, senior levels of government committed to providing funding contribution for the next phase of the project, including future planning and business case development.