A study released by Translink provides new information supporting a subway as the rapid transit solution for the UBC-Broadway Corridor, with data showing that a subway provides the most travel time savings, greenhouse gas reductions, and would attract the most riders out of any transit option.
“Translink’s new report lays out a number of compelling reasons why a subway to UBC is the best solution for the Broadway Corridor,” said Mayor Robertson. “This data strengthens the case for why building a subway would benefit not just Vancouver, but cities throughout Metro Vancouver.”
The Translink report “UBC Line Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis” began in 2009 and evaluates several rapid transit options for Broadway, including rapid bus service and light rail. It found that a subway:
- would slash travel time from Commercial to UBC in half, to 19 minutes
- would attract five times the number of new transit trips than an LRT system
- provides over 40% more greenhouse gas reductions capabilities than LRT