Evergreen Rapid Transit Line

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Infrastructure BC

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $1.431 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $424 million (Building Canada Fund: $350 million; Public Transit Capital Trust Fund: $67 million; P3 Canada Fund: $7 million)

Provincial Funding: $586 million

Municipal Funding: TransLink: $400 million (regional funding)

Private Funding: Other partners: $21 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Vancouver

The Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project is an 11-kilometre, seven-station, automated rapid transit line that connects Port Moody and Douglas College in Coquitlam with existing SkyTrain service at Lougheed Town Centre station in Burnaby.

The project includes elevated and at-grade guideways, a two kilometre bored tunnel, seven stations, five power substations, train operating systems, parking facilities, and a vehicle storage and light maintenance facility. The alignment navigates existing roadways, CPR tracks, and water crossings, with an incline ranging from one to six per cent through challenging ground conditions.

Elevated and at-grade guideway construction is complete. Test trains have begun running along the North Road corridor between Lougheed Town Centre Station and Burquitlam Station in July 2015. The project will be fully integrated with the existing SkyTrain system with completion scheduled for 2016.

Project Owner: BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Engineer: Associated Engineering (engineering services/support); CH2M; Golder Associates; Hatch; MEG Consulting; Parsons

P3 Team Members/Project Team: EGRT Construction—SNC-Lavalin, Graham, International Bridge Technologies, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Rizzani de Eccher, SELI Canada, SNC-Lavalin Constructors, WSP | MMM Group (engineer and technical director)

Other Key Players: INTECH (insurance advisor); LeighFisher (lenders’ technical advisor); Partnerships BC (procurement partner and project implementation); Tetra Tech (geotechnical services); WSP (quality management)

Financiers and Banks: National Bank Financial (financial advisor, bank lead underwriter, and agent) Legal: DLA Piper (Canada) (advised SNC-Lavalin and EGRT); Gowling Lafleur Henderson (counsel to SELI); McCarthy Tétrault (advised lenders to EGRT)

Consulting Engineer Name: Perkins+Will; Francl Architecture; DIALOG (sub-consultant to SNC-Lavalin)

Tunnel Boring Machine Supplier: Caterpiller Vehicle Supplier: Bombardier

Supplier Other: Bombardier (vehicles); Partnerships BC; Thalus (automatic train control); Canam Group

2016 Rank: 32

2015 Rank: 35

2014 Rank: 30