The Evergreen Line has gone off track again with another huge delay.
The project’s completion date has been pushed back from the Fall of 2016, to early 2017.
Minister responsible for Translink Peter Fassbender wouldn’t say how much the delays will cost, only that its not coming out of their pockets.
“It’s a defined contract and so I know that any overages are going to covered by the proponent.”
The delays are from problems during tunnel boring, which is now complete, and from sink holes near Clarke Street.
Fassbender announced this morning that tunnel boring for the project is now complete.
Simi Sara decided to find out if it’s normal for large projects like the Evergreen Line to have delays and cost overruns. She spoke with expert Robin Lindsey, who is the CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics and Professor of Operations and Logistics Division at UBC.
LISTEN to the interview here: