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Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project Wins Three Coveted Awards


Metro Vancouver’s Evergreen Line Rapid Transit has received three coveted awards: a Canadian Consulting Engineer (CCE) Award of Excellence, Award of Merit from the Association or Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia, and the Canadian Design-Build Institute Award of Excellence in the category of Infrastructure.

The Evergreen Line is an 11-kilometre-long extension to the existing SkyTrain system in Metro Vancouver, providing a direct connection without transfer onto Millennium Line. With the grand opening of the extension in December 2016, the SkyTrain network became the longest automated rapid transit network in the world.

Says the CCE jury about the new rapid transit line, “The line’s ability to handle a large volume of commuter traffic with little disruption to the environment and the resultant reduction in pollution from vehicle usage is very admirable.” CCE also adds, “The project has met its primary goal of providing fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to Burnaby in approximately 15 minutes,” not to mention seeing a steady increase in ridership with 30,000 trips taken on an average weekday in 2017.

The project scope included a two-kilometre tunnel, four kilometres of at-grade guideway, and five kilometres of elevated guideway, plus six new stations, procurement of vehicles and a vehicle storage facility.

WSP provided: civil design, road reconstruction design, technical advisory services, survey control, base mapping, traffic management planning, elevated guideway structural design, landscape design, station civil design, station mechanical design, and overall quality management and quality audit services.  

For more information about WSP’s work on the Evergreen Line, please contact Jianping Jiang, Monty Knaus, or Denis Michaud.