Canada Line train at underground station

Broadway Subway: consultation process and documents

Project timeline

Past studies, events, and outreach

Most of the outreach and engagement prior to September 2018 was led by TransLink, after which time the Province has been leading the project. Visit the Broadway Subway Project for more details on studies and past consultation. The following table includes links to key documents as well as engagement led by the City.

Date

Event

Documents

December 2020 As part of the project's Design Advisory Process, Broadway Subway Project hosted a virtual open house from November 26 to December 9, 2020 to share information and receive public feedback about the above-ground portions of the station designs, including the entrances, adjacent plazas, emergency exits, and ventilation locations. Final station Design Advisory Process public engagement summary report

June 28, 2018

The Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board approve the Phase 2 Investment Plan which secures regional funding for the final design and construction of the Broadway Subway.

Phase Two of the 10-year Vision  (3 MB)

June 5, 2018

Council enacted the Principles and Strategies which will guide City staff throughout the Broadway Subway project and related City activities.

Final approved Principles and Strategies (411 KB)

May 16, 2018

Council unanimously approved the recommended MLBE Principles and Strategies as well as the regulatory processes to ensure the needs of the City's businesses and residents are met while supporting the delivery of the Broadway Subway project.

Read the Council report including the final draft MLBE Principles and Strategies  (175 KB)

May 10, 2018

Summary of what we heard from the public during our March open house events and online questionnaire.

MLBE Principles and Strategies engagement summary: March 2018  (236 KB)

March 10 and 14, 2018

Open house on the City’s draft principles and strategies

View the open house information displays  (5 MB)

2017

Open houses and online surveys in collaboration with TransLink

Engagement summary reports

2013

The City of Vancouver and UBC contracted KPMG to explore the economic potential of the UBC-Broadway Corridor. The report found that a rail rapid transit line is critical to realizing the economic potential of this regional job centre and emerging high-tech hub.

The UBC-Broadway Corridor: Unlocking the Economic Potential (3 MB)

The UBC-Broadway Corridor: Unlocking the Economic Potential (Executive summary) (648 KB)

2013

TransLink’s UBC Line Rapid Transit Study evaluated over 200 potential rapid transit options for Broadway. The study found that a Millennium Line SkyTrain extension in a tunnel was the highest ranked option in every category.

Evaluation Report (16 MB)

Broadway Subway Document library

1999

The “Beyond the B-Line” study was jointly funded and directed by TransLink and the City jointly exploring rapid transit options in the Broadway Corridor.

Alternatives were compared using a variety of factors, including customer service, cost effectiveness, and environmental and community impacts. 
Based on the study results, the City and TransLink recommended that the Millennium Line be extended in an underground tunnel west to Granville with a rapid bus connection to UBC.

Since then, ridership in the corridor has grown even faster than expected, due to job and population growth on the corridor, innovative programs such as U-Pass, and overall regional transit growth.

Beyond the B-Line: Executive summary (1999)  (811 KB)

Beyond the B-Line: Full report (1999) (5.2 MB)

Related plans and policies

Rapid transit in the Broadway Corridor has long been considered a key component of the region's transportation future, and is referenced in both existing and ongoing City and regional strategic planning documents, including: