The power of a robust regional transit network
daily trips to and from UBC
buses per day flow through UBC’s bus exchange
pass-ups every year on the Broadway–UBC corridor
daily trips to and from UBC on transit
“It’s not surprising people are so supportive of a SkyTrain extension past Arbutus Street. People want to see transit solutions that will alleviate the major congestion problems along the Broadway corridor, get them to where they need to be more quickly, and that will integrate into existing and future transit infrastructure across the region — a SkyTrain extension to UBC will help us accomplish all of this.”
“The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has long been a supporter of extending the Millennium Line to UBC. We believe our region needs to take bold action to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility. Doing so will not only increase our collective quality of life, but it will also benefit local businesses and our regional economy.”
President and CEO, Vancouver Board of Trade
“Our members are an important part of the campus community; they provide vital administrative support that contributes to making UBC a world class institution. With more and more of our members commuting from various parts of the Metro Vancouver region, we are in full support of any project that makes it easier for them to get to work. Skytrain to UBC would significantly cut travel time and enhance their mental and physical well-being.”
President, CUPE 2960
Tell Us About Your Transit Experience Getting To and From UBC.
Your voice can help ensure that SkyTrain to UBC continues to be seen as a regional priority and funding decision makers know residents of Metro Vancouver want the line to UBC completed.
"By extending the skytrain to UBC, you will allow commuters to get to campus faster and free up space on buses that would take the commuters for those who skytrain is not an option."
"I'm a researcher at SFU and would love to visit UBC more to build collaborations between the universities but rarely go because of the commute."
"My lengthy transit commute discouraged me from staying on campus after class and getting involved in student clubs, extra-curricular activities, and enjoying the greater campus."
"Having such a long commute has been extremely challenging and negatively impacted my university experience, including my ability to consistently be at campus early for work and classes, or staying late in the evening for an event."
When will the UBC extension be built?
The Millennium Line Broadway Extension to Arbutus is expected to open by 2025. Planning and design for the completion of the extension to UBC could advance during construction of the first phase, leading to an opening day as early as 2028. This timeline assumes full funding commitments by all levels of government by 2021.
What is UBC’s vision for rapid transit to the Vancouver campus?
UBC envisions a seamless extension of the Millennium Line to the UBC Vancouver campus. The University is engaging our community, regional partners and senior levels of government to determine the best way to accelerate and fund this second phase.