Currently, the North Shore terminals are estimated to generate about 19,400 direct and indirect jobs in Canada (of which 12,300 jobs are based in B.C.), and $1.2 billion in direct and indirect GDP ($790 million in B.C.). Investments in an efficient and effective transportation system in the area will enable the economic benefits of this strategic gateway to be realized to their full potential.
These projects have benefits to terminals and cargo owners, including:
In addition, they will also provide local quality of life and environmental benefits, including:
Realignment and elevation of existing Low Level Road to accommodate additional rail tracks for terminal expansion.
Elimination of existing at-grade crossing at Low Level Road and 3rd Street East.
Construction of a new concrete and steel rail bridge addition over Lynn Creek to widen the existing port rail corridor.
Modification of underpass to accommodate additional rail tracks necessary for terminal expansion plans.
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