VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The designs for the six new Broadway Subway stations’ street-level buildings in Vancouver have been released and the project’s team wants to know what you think of them before they’re finalized.
The second online open house of the proposed station designs began on April 29 and runs through May 12. You can view artist renderings of the six stations and give feedback on things like the entrances, the plazas around the stations, and anything else around them.
An initial open house led to updates in the designs including better lighting and safer flooring, redone bike parking, and more seating in the plazas. The proposed designs were also redone a little to better fit whatever neighbourhood they’re in.
Major construction on the new line will start in the coming weeks, and tunnel boring machines are expected to be launched next year. The $2.83 billion, 6.7 kilometre extension of the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus will add six new station and is expected to open in 2025.
The commute from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Station is expected to take 11 minutes, and project designers estimate it will save the average transit commuter about 30 minutes a day while relieving traffic congestion along Broadway.
The contract was awarded to the Broadway Subway Project Corporation, an Acciona-Ghella joint venture, to design, construct and partially finance the project.