Evergreen Line Rapid Transit


Owner: TransLink
General Contractor: SNC Lavalin
Sector: Transportation
Region: British Columbia
Business: Structural
Service: Steel Fabrication, Steel Installation
Date: 2016
Tonnage: 3,440 tonnes
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Supreme (formerly known as Canron) was initially awarded to supply and installation of the Lougheed and Burquitlam Stations for the new Evergreen Line Rapid Transit project. However, the contract grew significantly to include:

  • Five more stations of Port Moody, Inet, Coquitlam, Lincoln and Lafarge for total of 833 tonnes of structural and miscellaneous steel.
  • Supply and fabrication of kilometers (2,128 tonnes) of LIM Rails. The Linear Induction Modules are where the trains draw their power for the drive motors. There are a total of 6,866 sections.
  • Walkway hand railings, which run both side of the track for the entire length of the guides ways. The handrails consists of 16 kilometers, 479 tonnes and 22,00 pieces of steel.
  • Supply and fabrication for Propulsion Power Substations buildings, one Vehicle Clean Inspection Facility, and one Maintenance Staff Facility totaling approximately 95 tonnes.

All stations and other additional facilities are now in the final fitting out stage, and the entire transit system which opened in fall 2016. The full scope was challenging, as each station is architecturally and structurally different.