Millennium Line LRT
Vancouver LRT, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Role: Independent Consultant to VIA Architecture and Rapid Transit Project Office - Segment Coordinator for New Westminster Leg during Alignment Planning & Station Design phase
The Millennium Line is the second line of the SkyTrain rapid transit system in the Metro Vancouver region of
British Columbia, Canada. The line is owned and operated by TransLink, and links the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody. The line was opened in 2002 and was named in recognition of the new millennium. Combined with the original Expo Line, these two segments were significant catalysts for urban development and growth.
As one of four segment coordinators during the Alignment Planning and Station Location Phases, Vaughan Hoy acted as the segment coordinator for the engineering and architecture consultants and disciplines for the New Westminster segment, reporting to the provincial Rapid Transit Project Office (RTPO). The Millennium Line broke from the Overall Systems Design architectural approach to station design and through an invited architectural competition process, commissioned unique station designs for each station in each urban area to create contextual community transit architecture. This planning approach created significantly greater neighbourhood fit and response in station architecture. As part of this approach a Public Art Program and call for artists was developed with unique commissions being part of station environments.