New Westminster Rail Bridge

Study: New Westminster Rail Bridge

Partner: Government of Canada

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Sector: Trade and Transportation

Participation: Project Acceleration

Description: The CIB is collaborating with Public Services and Procurement Canada, Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada to examine the transportation needs of Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation network, including New Westminster Rail Bridge. The network encompasses ports, rail, highways and intermodal facilities connecting western Canada with Asia-Pacific economies.

The study is part of the CIB’s Project Acceleration initiative and will:

  • Identify the traffic needs of the New Westminster Rail Bridge and develop options for the crossing
  • Improve understanding of the Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation network 
  • Review infrastructure bottlenecks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and the Prince Rupert transportation networks
  • Develop recommendations for improving the capacity of the British Columbia Lower Mainland, Prince Rupert and New Westminster Rail Bridge transportation networks

Benefits of the CIB Involvement

Large projects take years to plan and develop and are often delayed due to limited availability of development funding. The CIB’s funding will be used to expedite assessment work.

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