As part of the Broadway Subway Project, six new underground stations will be built to connect communities and neighbourhoods. These stations will make it easier and more affordable to live, work, shop, and access services along Broadway when the extension of the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Station is completed.
The locations of the station entrances, as well as nearby properties that will be used as construction storage and staging areas, are shown on our project map. The station entrance locations were based on technical analysis and input from project partners.
All stations will be accessible by bus, walking, and cycling for a complete multi-modal experience. More information will be shared about station design and construction methodology once the contractor, who will design and build the project, has been selected in mid-2020.
Construction Storage and Staging Areas
The project is obtaining a number of properties adjacent to station entrances that will be used as work and storage areas to support construction of the underground stations. Using these properties along Broadway for construction purposes will help keep construction activity off Broadway and adjacent streets as much as possible, to mitigate disruption and manage safety for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
Residents, businesses, transit users, stakeholders and the public have helped shape the Project to date.
Stations will be integrated within the current streetscape along Broadway and include street furniture and bike parking.
Stations will be designed with “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” principles, including good lighting and an open, transparent design to maximize visibility and safety; security cameras and emergency phones.
All six stations will be located underground, including station infrastructure such as platforms, up and down escalators and elevators, clear wayfinding and passenger information, accessible surfaces, such as tactile strips, and public art. Stations will have capacity to accommodate future passenger growth.
Great Northern Way Station
Great Northern Way station will be located on the east side of Thornton Street, just north of Great Northern Way. This station facilitates better access to Great Northern Way Campus including the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Centre for Digital Media, as well as the emerging creative economy hub in the False Creek Flats.
Mount Pleasant Station
Mount Pleasant Station will be located at the southwest corner of Broadway and Main Street, for connectivity to the restaurants and shops of Main Street and the growing business and residential community in Mount Pleasant.
Broadway–City Hall Station
Broadway–City Hall Station will use the existing entrance to the Canada Line at the southeast corner of Broadway and Cambie Street to ensure a convenient underground connection between the Millennium and Canada lines. The station will provide greater access to Vancouver City Hall, the Cambie Village area, and destinations along the Canada Line, including the Vancouver International Airport.
The Fairview-VGH station will be located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Laurel Street, near Oak Street. This location will provide better access to Vancouver General Hospital and the rest of the medical district.
South Granville Station
The South Granville station will be located on the northeast corner of Broadway and Granville Street near South Granville, Burrard Slopes and Granville Island neighbourhoods. The station entrance will be integrated with a development that will happen concurrent with station construction.
Arbutus Station and bus loop will be located at the northeast corner of Broadway and Arbutus Street, and will be adjacent to the Arbutus Greenway. This station and bus loop will connect passengers with B-Line bus service between Arbutus and UBC as well as serve the people, retail, services and jobs in the area.