On January 30, 2019, Vancouver City Council was presented with the Rail to UBC Rapid Transit Study and subsequently endorsed a SkyTrain extension from Arbutus St to UBC.
SkyTrain endorsed for rapid transit
On February 15, 2019, the Mayors' Council endorsed SkyTrain as the preferred technology for rapid transit between Arbutus St and UBC. SkyTrain was the only technology that could accommodate the long-term forecasted ridership and allow for future expansion along this transportation corridor.
Extending rapid transit adds to regional affordability through reduced transportation costs and better access to more affordable housing choices.
Read the Rail to UBC Rapid Transit Study and the Council report PDF file (104 KB) that endorses SkyTrain to UBC.
Working with our partners
We are working with partners to advance the preliminary design of the SkyTrain extension with the goal of securing funding approval. Funding for this work has been allocated in TransLink’s Phase 2 Investment Plan that was approved in June 2018.
Planning, design, and implementation of the SkyTrain extension from Arbutus St to UBC will be shaped through a multi-phased engagement process with opportunities for public input at each step along the way.