If you’re living in the Metro Vancouver area and don’t know about the Evergreen Line, then you must be also living under a rock.

The Lower Mainland’s climate is so temperate that year-round rock dwelling is completely feasible, but we don’t recommend it. Besides, you’re completely in the dark about this important public transit development that is sure to lead to shorter commutes, 8,000 new direct and indirect jobs during construction and a more connected Metro Vancouver.

Construction on the Evergreen Line, the new rapid transit line that will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver through Port Moody and Burnaby, is set to begin this month and is expected to be in-service by summer 2016.

Exciting? You bet it is! The $1.4 billion project will boast 11 kilometres of new track and six stations. Folks traveling from the Coquitlam City Centre to the Lougheed Town Centre will have a breezy 15 minute travel time while the trip from Coquitlam City Centre to Vancouver will be only 40 minutes.

It will connect without transfer to the current SkyTrain network at Lougheed Town Centre Station and will integrate with regional bus and West Coast Express networks.

A ton of new developments in the region will be positively affected by this transit expansion. Here’s a quick list to give you an idea of the scope of this project:

We’re sure to see even more development happening in proximity to the six new Evergreen Line stations over the next few years and even further into the future as people realize that living close to transit is the way to go. More updates on the Evergreen Line are soon to come as well as project buzz on all the developments springing to life nearby.

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