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April 18,2008 Project Backgrounder



April 18, 2008

Ministry of Transportation






  • The 11-kilometre Northwest Route will link neighbourhoods in Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam.


  • The Northwest Route will connect with Skytrain, West Coast Express and TransLink buses.


  • Final details on the route will be finalized after detailed planning and design work, which will include stakeholder consultations. Based on the business case, we see the route from:


o       The existing Lougheed SkyTrain station


o       Run as an elevated guideway along North Road to Clarke Road


o       From Clarke Road, there will be sub-surface alignment running north of Como Lake Avenue, emerging at the bottom of the Clarke Road hill


o       The Line will transition to at-grade adjacent to the Canadian Pacific railway (CP rail) line


o       The alignment will continue to the Ioco Road overpass where it would run eastward


o       The Line will then transition back to an elevated guideway northward along the Lougheed Highway to Pinetree Way


o       From the vicinity of Pinetree Way the Line will turn northward to a terminus just north of Guildford Way (Douglas College).



Northwest Route Benefits

(Business Case Summary)


  • Development
    • Development has already taken place in anticipation of rapid transit


    • More near term, residential development anticipated


    • Supported by existing community planning


  • System Integration
    • Greatest system integration with existing SkyTrain


    • Grade separated from existing traffic


    • Safer, more reliable


  • Environment 
    • Greatest reduction in car trips


    • Environmental assessment process second most advanced due to similarities to LRT corridor and earlier public consultation


  • Stakeholders
    • Stakeholder issues are better understood in the northwest due to prior public consultation work done for LRT and SkyTrain


    • Consultation would be required regarding features of ALRT on this corridor


  • Schedule
    • Anticipated schedule completion August 2014




Northwest Route Map web link:

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