Broadway Subway Project’s second tunnel-boring machine breaks through

The Broadway Subway Project’s second tunnel-boring machine managed to break through into the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood Saturday.

The project aims to extend the SkyTrain’s Millennium Line 5.7 kilometres from the VCC-Clark Station to West Broadway and Arbutus Street.

B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming shared the update on Twitter Monday afternoon.

Progress on the Broadway Subway Project continues with an exciting milestone today: the second massive tunnel boring machine, “Phyllis”, broke through to the future Mount Pleasant Station!”

According to a release from the ministry, the machine’s name holds historical significance in the province.

“The custom-built, 150-metre-long machine is named after Phyllis Munday, a well-known nurse and mountaineer who founded the Girl Guides in British Columbia.”

Related articles:

Phyllis has had a lengthy journey since departing from Great Northern Way in the Fall of 2022, travelling and excavating a total of 725 metres.

The projects first machine, named Elsie, broke through at Mount Pleasant Station in January, and started it’s journey to the future Broadway-City Hall Station Mar. 4.

The new SkyTrain line is slated to be completed and open in 2026.

Top Stories

Top Stories

Most Watched Today