TransLink reveals permanent names of Broadway subway stations


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Funding for the project comes primarily from the provincial government, with contributions from the federal government and the City of Vancouver.

North Vancouver-Lonsdale MP Bowinn Ma, who is the Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, was in attendance for the province. This was his second major transportation-related announcement of the week, the first related to a study of rapid transit in Burrard Inlet.

There is rampant speculation that a provincial election will be called next week, and Ma has said it will depend on the prime minister, but all she has heard so far is the rumors circulating online and in the media. She has indicated that she plans to be re-elected.

The line’s first station, Great Northern Way-Emily Carr, will be on the east side of Thornton Street, just north of Great Northern Way, and will provide access to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design campus. The school will also be involved in the design of the public art that will appear at the station.

“I am delighted that the name of the Broadway tube station here at Great Northern Way includes the name of Emily Carr,” said Gillian Siddall, president and vice-chancellor of the university. “Emily Carr is one of the most beloved figures in Canadian art. His work, which reflects the land and people of the west coast of British Columbia, has influenced and inspired generations of artists.

Mount Pleasant will be at the southwest corner of Broadway and Main streets.


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