The Broadway Subway Project is a 5.7 km extension of the Millennium Line, from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus. It will provide fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service to BC's second largest jobs centre, world-class health services, and emerging innovation and research hub, and growing residential communities.
In January 2020, construction began on the Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station. Construction is expected to last until 2025. On this page, you will find updates on how this construction may impact your access to Emily Carr University campus and the surrounding areas. We recommend visiting the Broadway Subway website for the latest and most comprehensive information.
Geotechnical investigation work begins at all sites. You may notice work happening near ECU campus, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays. This should not affect your commute or access to campus. For more information on construction, visit the Broadway Subway website.
January 18-22 - The Broadway Subway Project Corporation (BSPC) is installing fencing around a portion of ECU campus, closing public access to the private roadway connecting Thornton Street and E. 1st Avenue. The fence installation is in preparation for the construction of the Broadway Subway Project.
The North Parking Lot can still be accessed via Carolina St (on the east side of ECU). This work is expected to have minimal impact on traffic or campus access. For more information on construction, visit the Broadway Subway website.
In September 2020, Translink unveiled the final station names for the Broadway Subway Project. The future station located next to ECU's campus on Great Northern Way will feature the name of internationally acclaimed painter Emily Carr, one of the most central figures in Canadian art.
ECU is at the heart of an emerging creative hub in Vancouver and this SkyTrain station will bring a sustainable transportation option to the university's doorstep, leading to expanded accessibility and increased affordability for students, staff and faculty.