City Proposes Next Step to Millennium Line Completion

Mayor and Councillors will support establishment of Broadway West planning & engineering team

Mayor Sam Sullivan, Councillor Suzanne Anton and Councillor Peter Ladner today confirmed their plans to support a proposal from city staff to create an engineering and planning team to support Translink’s Broadway West Rapid Transit study. The plan will come to Vancouver City Council for review today.

“Completing the Millennium Line is Vancouver’s top transit infrastructure priority,” said Mayor Sullivan. “This plan will ensure the City is very involved in the development of this large transit initiative – in partnership with Translink. In addition to supporting engineering and planning, it will help facilitate public involvement in project design.”

The staff report recommends an annual investment to support the establishment of a team to lead planning, public involvement and technical work associated with Translink’s Broadway West Rapid Transit Study.

The investment will also support planning associated with new B-Line routes on Hastings Street and on 41st Avenue, major upgrades to Expo Line stations and development of the 2040 & annual 10 year transit plans.

“I want to thank city staff for this important proposal. Approving this investment will take us another step closer to completing this vital rapid transit line to central Broadway and ultimately UBC,” said Councillor Ladner.

“The report notes that transit trips to UBC now exceed the City’s 2021 target – tripling in the last ten years,” said Councillor Anton. “It is very important that we get on with the job of completing the Millennium Line and thinking about the rapid transit system across the city.”

Mayor Sullivan and Councillors Anton & Ladner also reaffirmed their support for the Evergreen Line as the region’s top transit infrastructure priority. Today’s announcement compliments the consultation Mayor Sullivan announced earlier this year. As part of that plan he has encouraged Metro Vancouver residents to give their opinion on the Millennium Line completion though an on-line survey at It has received over 1,500 responses in its first week.