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Broadway subway could be running by 2025

Last Updated May 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm PDT

The Millenium Line Broadway Extension project. (Courtesy TransLink)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – We’re getting more information about how soon we’ll have a chance to get around Vancouver on the Broadway Subway.

TransLink’s latest update on the project outlines the hope it could be operational by the middle of next decade.

If everything goes to plan we could see the project get underway in 2019. TransLink chief executive Kevin Desmond stresses that’s the ideal scenario.

Beyond on that, he points out the business cases for a number of major projects are still being finalized.

“Federal dollars could contribute only up to 40 per cent of the cost and you have to subtract to that certain exclusions from the federal funding, most importantly, real estate.”

He says we could see project completed by 2025, assuming no major funding or construction hurdles.