Vision for LRT
Transform Surrey with Rapid Transit
Light Rail Transit will shape Surrey into the region’s next major metropolitan centre. As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, the way people move is vital to the sustainability and growth of our City.
Surrey’s LRT network will connect our communities and bring 195,000 people within short walking distance to accessible, reliable and frequent rapid transit service. With trains arriving every 5 to 6 minutes, and stations spaced closer than SkyTrain, LRT creates vibrant, pedestrian and transit friendly communities.
What is Light Rail Transit?
Light Rail Transit (LRT) is a premium, high-speed, and environmentally friendly form of rapid transit used widely around the world and increasingly across Canada in such cities as Ottawa, Waterloo, Edmonton, and Calgary.
LRT stops are street-level and allow passengers an easy, "hop-on, hop-off" service, making transit accessible for people of all ages and abilities. LRT trains operate in their own lane, which is usually in the centre of the street and separated from car traffic. Operated by drivers, LRT trains carry large numbers of passengers and are capable of travelling at high speeds while providing a smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride.
LRT in Our Communities
Over the next 30 years, we will welcome 300,000 new residents. An LRT network connecting City Centre to other Town Centres, including the Langley Town Centre, will support growth and a strong economy. See the preliminary map.
LRT is the right rapid transit solution for Surrey because it has the capacity to serve the City’s existing and future development. The urban-style transportation will help make Surrey an even better place to live, work, and have fun.