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Have your say! Surrey LRT open houses and online survey begin January 23, 2017

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Phase One of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation means a lot of important transit projects have been given the green light, including Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit.

This is just the beginning of the Fraser Rapid Transit project that will introduce modern, street-oriented rapid transit along King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue, connecting Surrey City Centre, Newton Town Centre and Guildford Town Centre.

Now is your chance to weigh in on these connections and the overall project with an online survey and three drop-in open houses!

Open Houses:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Guildford Recreation Centre, lower lobby
15105 105 Avenue

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Surrey City Hall, atrium
13450 104 Avenue

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72 Avenue

Online Survey:

Provide feedback online from January 23 until February 13 (inclusive) at translink.ca/surreylrt.

For more information, email surreylrt@translink.ca.
Click here for more information on all TransLink’s rapid transit projects.

Author: Adrienne Coling


3 Comments

  • By Jordan, January 20, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    Why are we wasting money on LRT when a properly implemented BRT system would provide the same improvements for a fraction of the cost. Translink is desperate for funds and this money would be better allocated to ensure it is a SkyTrain extension to Langley and the Broadway Line finally gets constructed. Translink’s previous studies have shown that LRT has the worst business case. See page 45 which shows BRT and LRT have the same benefit and page 25 of Appendix 3B shows only LRT has a negative net present value. Option RRT1A is the obvious best choice (RRT to Langley and BRT L-Line also connecting White Rock) http://www.translink.ca/~/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/rapid_transit_projects/SRT/alternatives_evaluation/Surrey_Rapid_Transit_Study_Phase_2_Alternatives_Evaluation.ashx

  • By Voony, February 2, 2017 @ 9:53 am

    You should answer the above poster question, or in other words: why spend money on studies if you ignore the outcome of them anyway?

    the reality is that the LRT project, aka the gravy train, is a ill conceived project. you need to put the brake on it, and take a step back to ecnompass a more holistic view taking account the Fraser region interests, as suggested in the post below:

    https://voony.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/the-ill-conceived-surrey-lrt-and-the-missed-regional-transit-opportunity/

  • By Yuri, February 11, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

    It looks like the LRT project is actively lobbied by interested people.
    These people pay for ads in newspapers, they likely pay to decision makers, etc.
    Similar situation happened in Toronto. Rob Ford actively defended the idea of underground trains, while lobby was trying to pursue the idea of LRT. You could see what happened to Rob Ford.

    Now, as a result, we will waste tax money to a project that
    1) No-one needs
    2) Will block development of Surrey/Langley region for the coming years.
    3) Will negatively impact transport infrastructure of the region

    If the guess about the strong lobby is right, then I agree with the previous commenter, the results of the survey will be ignored. Because ALL people that I know in Surrey/Langley are strongly agains LRT.
    So, it’s kind of insane that government still wants to continue the LRT project…

    They are saying that LRT is a fast service. The only fast service is SkyTrain of something like West Coast Express. In fact, I don’t see any advantage in LRT vs a rapid bus service, using a HOV line.
    They are saying that LRT is cheaper than SkyTrain. NO. In a long run LRT will be MUCH more expensive!!!
    They are saying that they don’t have enough money for the SkyTrain.

    STOP doing ANY LRT works, do RBS for Surrey and build just few stations towards Langley!
    It will be much better utilization of the money that you want to waste on the LRT project!!

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