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A vision for a world-class regional rail that would serve the South Coast of British Columbia, Canada

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CONNECTING
METRO VANCOUVER
WITH
THE MOUNTAINS
THE VALLEY
THE WORLD
AT A GLANCE
➤ 5 Corridors
➤ 4 Regions
➤ 2 Airports
➤ 2 Ferry Terminals
➤ 130,000 Daily Riders
➤ 355 km network
➤ $9.6 Billion ($7.8 B shared)
➤ $0.17 per km ($21 from Waterfront to
Whistler)
THE NEED
➤ Connect Metro Vancouver with
surrounding regions
➤ Energize Economic Growth
➤ Enable Sustainable Growth
➤ Reduce GHG Emissions
The Challenges
PLANNING PRINCIPLES
➤ Maximize Utility
➤ Maximize Connectivity
➤ Allow Incremental Implementation
➤ Superior to Car Travel
➤ Leverage Development
MVX Nexus

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MVX Nexus

  • 2. AT A GLANCE ➤ 5 Corridors ➤ 4 Regions ➤ 2 Airports ➤ 2 Ferry Terminals ➤ 130,000 Daily Riders ➤ 355 km network ➤ $9.6 Billion ($7.8 B shared) ➤ $0.17 per km ($21 from Waterfront to Whistler)
  • 3. THE NEED ➤ Connect Metro Vancouver with surrounding regions ➤ Energize Economic Growth ➤ Enable Sustainable Growth ➤ Reduce GHG Emissions
  • 5. PLANNING PRINCIPLES ➤ Maximize Utility ➤ Maximize Connectivity ➤ Allow Incremental Implementation ➤ Superior to Car Travel ➤ Leverage Development
  • 8. VSA LINE ➤ Cost: $2.63 B (2.30 B with sharing) ➤ Objectives: ➤ Connect regions two largest centres ➤ Connect Abbotsford with Metro Vancouver ➤ Build E-W regional rail trunk
  • 9. VANCOUVER-SURREY-ABBOTSFORD LINE TRAVEL TIMES From-To Transit Car Regional Rail Downtown Vancouver - Surrey Central 39m 35m-1h05m 17m Downtown Vancouver - Abbotsford Central 1h35m 1h00m-2h00m 41m Surrey Central - YXX 1h10m 30m-1h15m 21m
  • 10. PHASE 2: WEST COAST EXPRESS 2.0
  • 11. WCE 2.0 ➤ Cost: $290 M ➤ Objectives: ➤ All-day rail service ➤ Full electri fi cation ➤ Maintain rail service to North Fraser ➤ Permit rebuilding of Waterfront Station
  • 12. WEST COAST EXPRESS 2.0 TRAVEL TIMES From-To Transit Car North Fraser RR Downtown Vancouver - Mission 1h17m 50m-2h00m 46m Downtown Vancouver - Maple Ridge 1h06m 40m-1h50m 32m Downtown Vancouver - Coquitlam Central 31m 30m-1h20m 22m
  • 13. PHASE 3: WATERFRONT CONNECTOR
  • 14. WATERFRONT CONNECTOR ➤ Cost: $391 M ($348 with sharing) ➤ Objectives: ➤ New hub at Waterfront Station ➤ Shared tunnel with Hastings RT ➤ Cross-platform transfers
  • 15. PHASE 4: WATERFRONT TO WHISTLER
  • 16. WATERFRONT TO WHISTLER ➤ Cost: $2.41 B ($1.89 B with sharing) ➤ Objectives: ➤ New hub at Waterfront Station ➤ Shared tunnel with Hastings RT ➤ Cross-platform transfers
  • 17. WATERFRONT TO WHISTLER TRAVEL TIMES From-To Transit Car Sea-to-Sky RR Downtown Vancouver - Whistler 2h00m-2h45m 1h30m-2h20m 1h29m Downtown Vancouver - Squamish 1h26m-2h00m 50m-1h20m 48m Downtown Vancouver - Horseshoe Bay 52m 22m-45m 12m
  • 19. TSAWWASSEN TO YVR LINE ➤ Cost: $1.03 B ➤ Objectives: ➤ Quality transit connection to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (via Canada Line) ➤ Service to South Delta, Tsawwassen FN ➤ First phase of N-S corridor
  • 20. PHASE 6: EAST VANCOUVER ACCESS
  • 21. EAST VANCOUVER ACCESS ➤ Cost: $1.71 B ($1.09 B shared) ➤ Objectives: ➤ Connect N-S corridor with E-W corridor ➤ Enable service from YVR, Tsawwassen Ferry terminal to Vancouver and Surrey ➤ Implement Rapid Transit along Commercial Victoria corridor
  • 23. BURRARD TUNNEL ➤ Cost: $516 M ($258 M shared) ➤ Objectives: ➤ Extend N-S corridor to the North Shore ➤ Enable service from YVR, Tsawwassen Ferry terminal to Lower Lonsdale ➤ Provide direct rapid transit connection between North Vancouver and Downtown Vancouver
  • 24. TSAWWASSEN CONNECTOR RR TRAVEL TIMES From-To Transit Car Tsawwassen Connector Downtown Vancouver - Tsawwassen Ferry 1h10m 35m-1h10m 28m Downtown Vancouver - YVR 25m 18m-55m 19m Lower Lonsdale - YVR 48m 30m-1h30m 21m Surrey Central - YVR 1h3m 30m-55m 27m
  • 26. NON-CORE PROJECTS ➤ Cascadia High-Speed Rail ➤ Cost: $362 M ➤ Chilliwack Extension ➤ Cost: $254 M ($236 M shared)
  • 27. MAKING IT A REALITY 1. Keep Costs Down 2. Leverage Development 3. Cooperate and Integrate
  • 29. LAST-MILE CONNECTIVITY ➤ Rapid Transit Connections ➤ Gondola Lift Services ➤ Whistler ➤ Squamish ➤ Cypress Mountain ➤ Grouse Mountain ➤ Cycling ➤ Separated Bike Lanes ➤ Parking Garages
  • 30. RIDERSHIP ESTIMATION ➤ 130 000 Daily Riders ➤ Based on 20% of existing Highway Tra ffi c ➤ Does not factor ridership gains from development ➤ $21 Trip to Whistler without additional sources of funding