The tunnel boring process has been slower than anticipated. While there was some time contingency built into the schedule for tunneling, the contractor now is forecasting that the Evergreen Line, originally scheduled to open in summer 2016, will be ready to open in fall 2016.
The Evergreen Line project remains on budget. The contractor is responsible for all costs related to the schedule delay under the terms of the fixed price contract.
The overall project is more than 50% complete. Construction is well underway on all aspects of the project, including roadworks, guideway, station areas and tunnel boring. Major progress includes:
- The elevated guideway on North Rd. and Clarke Rd. is complete.
- The elevated guideway on Pinetree Way will be complete in spring 2015.
- Construction at all station sites is well underway.
- Main tunnel boring started in June 2014 and is now more than 30% complete.
Once the Evergreen line opens, Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain system will become the longest automated rapid transit system in Canada.