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Feb 27, 2017 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Celebrates Final Chapter in Construction of Lincoln Station

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 27, 2017 – With the completion and opening of the Evergreen Extension to the Millennium Line at the end of 2016, the City of Coquitlam has now received the full 25% funding commitment of $7 million from the Government of Canada toward the $28 million cost of Lincoln Station.

The station, located along Pinetree Way between Northern and Lincoln Avenues, was not included in the original scope of the Evergreen Line project. The Province of B.C. agreed to include the station in the project scope if future ridership could support the station and if it could be incorporated at no cost to the Province.

Recognizing the importance of a station at this location in the heart of its urban City Centre, the City of Coquitlam worked to bring together a partnership with the owners of Coquitlam Centre Shopping Centre, who contributed both land and funding for the station, the Government of Canada through a PPP Canada funding contribution, and the Province of B.C. who integrated the construction of the station into the Evergreen Line project. 

Already, the newly opened station has improved transit linkages and will continue to benefit the community and the region at large by increasing ridership, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and attracting more commercial investment and residential development to the area.

Lincoln Station has been a successful partnership project that has demonstrated how local, provincial and federal governments can work together in a spirit of cooperation with private enterprise to achieve a much needed transportation amenity – in this case an additional SkyTrain station that serves Coquitlam’s growing City Centre area.
For more information on the Evergreen Extension of the Millennium Line, visit translink.ca/evergreen.

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Media contact:
Ian Radnidge
Director, Strategic Projects
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3671