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Why LRT for Surrey?

Surrey is currently home to 20% of the region’s population, but only 7.5% of its rapid transit network. Over the next 30 years, Surrey will welcome 300,000 new residents and surpass Vancouver as the most populous city in BC by 2041.

As the city grows, so do its transportation needs. LRT will ensure that residents and businesses have access to fast, frequent, and reliable rapid transit. It will directly connect Downtown Langley and Surrey City Centre as well as Newton, Guildford, Fleetwood, and Clayton. A new bus network plan will be developed to provide good connectivity to the LRT from areas like Cloverdale. 

TransLink, in partnership with the City, completed technical work from 2010 to 2013 that examined different alternatives. Based on this work, the mayors of Metro Vancouver identified light rail in 2014 in the Mayors' Council Transportation and Transit Plan and the fit with Surrey’s long-term community plans.

See where LRT in Surrey will go.

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