The contract, which amounts to 830 million Canadian dollars (about 1,820 million Euros), involves the design and construction of 5.7 new kilometres of network, part of which will be underground, including two twin tunnels with an excavation diameter of six metres (5.2 metres internal diameter) as well as six new stations and several ancillary facilities.
Construction works will last for four years, with the new extension opening in 2025. The project is funded by the Government of the province of British Columbia, with contributions from the Government of Canada and the city of Vancouver. This will be the fifth extension of the metro system that was inaugurated in 1986. Once in service, the journey time on the Millennium Line will take eleven minutes, saving passengers an average of 30 minutes a day while alleviating traffic congestion in the city.