Burnaby, British Columbia, August 19, 2019—Investing in public transit infrastructure is crucial to economic growth, reducing air pollution, and creating inclusive communities where everyone has access to public services and job opportunities.
Today, Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced funding for upgrades to TransLink’s Brentwood Town Centre Station on the Millennium Line.
The project involves adding Passenger Information Displays, CCTV cameras, two new escalators, a commercial retail unit and improvements to the lighting and PA system. The station’s north stairs will also be enclosed and rehabilitated, the mezzanine resurfaced, and canopies added to the mezzanine to better protect passengers from the weather.
This work is part of Phase Two of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision for transit improvements in Metro Vancouver and is expected to begin in late 2020. Once complete, it will increase the station’s capacity and accessibility while providing new amenities to significantly improve the customer experience.
The Government of Canada is contributing $6,160,000 to this project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The remaining costs will be funded by British Columbia and TransLink.