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Evergreen SkyTrain Extension Opening Date Revealed

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After much hype, the Evergreen Line finally has an official opening date.

Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA, Linda Reimer announced today that the $1.43-billion SkyTrain extension is expected to start running on December 2nd, 2016.

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Exact times will be disclosed to the public as soon as that information is sorted.

The Evergreen Line will connect Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Burnaby to the Metro Vancouver SkyTrain system, with more than 70,000 people per day expected to use the service by 2021.

After months of anticipation, construction of the line is finally complete and TransLink will take over the operation of the extension.

TransLink has confirmed the official opening date and is focusing on providing costumers with a “smooth transition” as they prepare the line.

As of November 28th, passengers will be able to use the Trip Planner feature to map out their future routes (be sure to choose December 19th or later to find the best options for your SkyTrain trip).

From November 21st to December 22nd, the systems will have outreach teams in place to help assist any passengers by answering questions and helping riders understand the new transit changes.

For more information, visit translink.ca/evergreen.

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