Increase in costs without any explanation | Vancouver Sun

Author: James Alexander Michie

Something that was not expected was the fact that the costs of the Metro transit plans skyrocketed without explanation, since the price of Surrey’s light rail transit and the Vancouver Broadway subway extension is instructive, even when it is done Consideration regarding inflation and the increase in labor and materials costs.

Now depending on the route chosen, it would mean another eight kilometers or so of construction, mostly tunnels. Without considering the inflation, the work would cost approximately $ 4 billion to extend the line from the Arbutus terminal to the Point Gray campus. Which has been called almost as shocking as the SkyTrain extension costs of half a billion dollars per kilometer which was the last price tag to build a surface light rail.

It has been explained the reasons why Surrey exercised its political influence with the superior governments to make the light rail a priority over the proposals to extend SkyTrain to Langley. Since the two main governments have closed their commitments, the light rail has been transformed as the transit priority for the second most populated city of B.C. during the next years.

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