Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fun Facts about the Cost of Rapid Transit

Here are the costs, per kilometer, of various proposed or under construction rail transit projects in the Lower Mainland:

Interurban Line:
DRL Report: Deluxe Electric LRT: $27,000,000/km
UMA Report for Surrey: Community Rail: $6,000,000/km
FVHRS: Tourist: $325,000/km

SkyTrain(ish) Line:
Canada Line: $105,000,000/km
Evergreen Line: $127,000,000/km
UBC Line: $233,000,000/km

The average cost to build a light rail system in North America is about $35,000,000/km.

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