Broadway Subway Extension

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Province of B.C.

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $2.83 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $896.9 million

Provincial Funding: $1.82 billion

Municipal Funding: City of Vancouver: $99.8 million (in-kind land contribution)

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Vancouver

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

The Broadway Subway Project will see the addition of six underground stations and 5.7 kilometres of track to the Millennium Line. The extension will run from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Street; 700 metres will be elevated guideway and the remainder will be tunneled. The line will replace the existing B-line bus service, gaining the capacity to move three times as many people through the corridor. In September 2020, the Broadway Subway Project Corporation, an Acciona-Ghella joint venture, was announced as the contractor to design, build, and partially-finance the project at a value of $1.728 billion and began site preparation before the end of 2020. The province undertook early work to relocate trolley buses and some utilities beginning in 2019. Construction began in May 2021 and includes: Completion of building demolitions; Utility relocations continue across the alignment; Public consultation on stations designs; Began building traffic decks to maintain traffic flow during construction of the underground portions of the new stations.

Project Owner: Province of British Columbia (The Transportation Investment Corporation is leading the delivery of the project on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBF Team: The Broadway Subway Project Corporation – A joint venture of Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Ghella Canada Ltd.

Other Key Players: : IBI Professional Services (Canada) Inc. / DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc. / Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd. / Parsons Inc / Norland / BD Hall Golder (a member of WSP); McElhanney (assessment and surveying services); Aon (risk advisor); Hanscomb (cost consultant); Morrison Hershfield (early works)

Road or Transit Length (km): 5.7

2022 Rank: 27

2021 Rank: 24

2020 Rank: 23

2019 Rank: 20


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