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Surrey Langley SkyTrain continues to move forward with third round of public engagement

Due to the provincial election, we have temporarily paused the third round of public engagement. We will resume as soon as possible. Please visit surreylangleyskytrain.ca for further details.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project continues to move forward with a new round of public engagement that starts today. This round of public engagement offers a look at new station designs and seeks feedback on construction management plans. Engagement runs between September 18 and October 4.

“The Surrey Langley SkyTrain is a key priority for the region to help manage future planned growth so it is important that we get the project shovel-ready,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “While we deferred this round of public engagement from spring to fall due to COVID-19, we are keen to resume this work and forge ahead safely. That is why we are working with senior governments to prepare for project approval so that we can then start the procurement process to secure a project contractor for construction.”

The Mayors’ Council and TransLink’s Board of Directors endorsed the project’s business case in January 2020, which is currently under review by senior governments. TransLink is moving forward with this step now as we continue to evaluate our financial position and determine when procurement can commence.

With approximately $1.63 billion in available funding, subject to business case approval by senior governments, the full line could be constructed in stages.

This round of public engagement seeks feedback on how we can:

  • Minimize construction impacts on local traffic.
  • Effectively communicate with businesses and residents.
  • Incorporate the character of surrounding neighbourhoods in public art opportunities at the new SkyTrain stations.

Feedback will help to inform project planning. Until October 4, we invite the public to take the online survey, participate in a telephone town hall and webinar, and view new station designs.


3 Comments

  • By Jason, September 18, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

    Good idea easier to travel to place by transit. I take transit everyday to go to places

  • By Anonymous, September 18, 2020 @ 6:14 pm

    Transit along highway 1 makes total sense
    The space is there in the middle of the highway
    The old portman bridge should have be been used to cross the river

  • By Raymond Belair, September 19, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    Can we just call it the Surrey Skytrain project? When Surrey LRT was cancelled in 2018 and the funds redirected to the Skytrain project, there was only enough money to build out to 166 Street Fleetwood. Fast forward to 2020 and now with inflation and the pandemic, that 1.63 billion is probably only good to build out to 160 Street. Translink is only hanging on by a thread surviving by emergency funding.

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