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In 2007, a multi-stakeholder agreement, under the Federal government’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, was concluded for road/rail grade separation projects along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC). These grade separation projects will enhance rail operations and accommodate anticipated growth in rail and road traffic.
As part of the agreement, PMV committed to pre-fund investment of up to $50 million in the RBRC to deliver significant benefits to capacity and the fluidity of rail movement in the Gateway, and as a demonstration of its commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Working with all levels of government, TransLink, and other private sector entities, the project implementation plan has been produced and work is underway by various delivery agencies.
The partners in Roberts Bank Rail Corridor improvements are the Government of Canada, B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Port Metro Vancouver, TransLink, the Corporation of Delta, the City of Surrey, the City of Langley, the Township of Langley, British Columbia Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
All projects within the program are currently underway in various stages of development and are anticipated to be complete by the end of 2014. One program - the 232nd Street Overpass - is complete.