Early Works

Early work has been underway since February 2019 to prepare for subway construction which is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2020. Throughout the early work phase, you can expect to see construction activities related to utility relocation, geotechnical investigation, and trolley wire relocation. We thank everyone for their patience during early works construction.

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Utility Relocations

To prepare for subway construction, some utilities near the alignment are being relocated, including electrical, telecommunications, gas, water, and sewer. Business and residential access will be maintained for the duration of this work.

Trolley Wire Relocation

Detours for the 14, 16 and 17 trolley bus routes began June 22, 2020, while the 9 and 99 will remain on Broadway throughout construction. These changes will keep Broadway safe for workers and the public while keeping buses, people and traffic moving during construction of the subway project. To facilitate these temporary detours, crews from TransLink and the City of Vancouver have installed trolley poles and wires, and upgraded intersection signals and lampposts, on behalf of the Project.

More information is available on this Trolley Relocation Info Sheet.

Click here for information on TransLink’s service changes.