The first of two 6m diameter Herrenknecht TBMs has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station, achieving another milestone for Vancouver’s $1.728bn Broadway Subway Project, currently being constructed by the Acciona-Ghella JV.
The machine, named Phyllis, has reached the fourth of six underground stations, excavating more than 2km of tunnel and installing approximately 1,330 concrete rings since departing from Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station in late 2022. The 150m long machine passed under the Canada Line at a depth of 22m shortly after departing Broadway-City Hall Station. From there, the newly completed tunnel rises to 15m below the surface at Laurel Street. Phyllis will continue toward the future South Granville Station after undergoing scheduled maintenance. The project’s other TBM, named Elsie, will arrive at Oak-VGH Station soon.
The Broadway Subway Project is a 5.7km extension of the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark Station to West Broadway and Arbutus Street, providing people with fast, convenient SkyTrain service along the Broadway corridor.
The Broadway Subway Project is funded and delivered by the Government of B.C., with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver:
- Government of Canada: $896.9M
- Government of British Columbia: $1.83bn
- City of Vancouver: $99.8M (in-kind contribution)
The new line is scheduled to open in 2026.