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Coquitlam to Port Moody Evergreen Line gets YouTube treatment

Commuters can get a glimpse of what life will be like with the Evergreen Line in place in a YouTube video posted by the Ministry of Transportation.

The video offers moving images of what the rapid transit system will look like running alongside roads and the CPR Rail tracks in Port Moody and Coquitlam.

"Learn more about how the Evergreen Line will connect B.C. communities with this overview of the project. The rapid transit line will provide fast, frequent and convenient rapid transit linking Coquitlam and Port Moody to Vancouver and the existing SkyTrain system, as well as increase transportation choice and improve the transportation network throughout Metro Vancouver," reads the video description.

Since it was posted last Friday, the video has garnered over 2,000 views.

The video simulation is the closest the Evergreen Line has come to reality since it was first conceived more than two decades ago. And although some still remain skeptical,pre-construction work has already begun to relocate utilities in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

Watching the video, viewers will get information about how the Evergreen Line will link Tri-City transit users with downtown Vancouver, and SFU, with dozens of images showing stations crowded with people while cars sit in traffic.

Despite its optimistic view of the line expected to be in operation by the summer of 2016, commenting has been disabled.

View it here.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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