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Building the Evergreen Line: First Guideway Column Installed

The Evergreen Line project in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada, is beginning to take shape, with the first guideway column for the rapid transit line in place.

The 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) Evergreen Line will link neighborhoods in Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam and be fully integrated into the existing TransLink system, connecting directly onto the Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre Station. The project will create approximately 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction. The Evergreen Line is on schedule to open in summer 2016 and is expected to carry up to 70,000 passengers daily by 2021.

all images by: RICHARD LAM, PNG

Construction workers move a large rebar cage

Construction workers move a large rebar cage into place during the construction of the Burquitlam Station on the Evergreen Line in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.

Construction crews work on the building of the Burquitlam Station

Construction crews work on the building of the Burquitlam Station on the Evergreen Line in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.

A guideway column of the Evergreen Line is supported while crews install the first column

A guideway column of the Evergreen Line is supported while crews install the first column of the line seen in the background near the south tunnel portal at the corner of Como Lake Avenue and Clarke Road in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.

A large rebar cage is placed into a hole during the construction of the Burquitlam Station

 

A large rebar cage is lays on the ground while crews prepare for the installation during the construction of the Burquitlam Station on the Evergreen Line in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.

Construction crews work on the installation of the first guideway column of the Evergreen Line
Construction crews work on the installation of the first guideway column of the Evergreen Line near the south tunnel portal at the corner of Como Lake Avenue and Clarke Road in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.

A large rebar cage

A large rebar cage is placed into a hole during the construction of the Burquitlam Station on the Evergreen Line in Coquitlam, BC, August, 12, 2013.