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Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Ongoing Project Engagement

LRT visualization of King George Boulevard with LRT

Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Ongoing Project Engagement

Location:

Various

Public Feedback Period:

June 13 - July 7

Open Houses:

June 17, 22, and 29

Contact:

surreylrt@translink.ca

Category:
Business Kids and Family Public Meetings and Open Houses Seniors Youth

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Free

2017-06-13 10:00:00 2017-07-07 23:59:00 America/Vancouver Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Ongoing Project Engagement Get involved with Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT from June 13-July 7. Give input on key design aspects. surreylrt@translink.ca

Get on board with the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project!

Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT is the first of two phases in the South of Fraser Rapid Transit Network. It will be an integral new connection to the regional transportation system and will support the current and future transportation needs for Surrey’s growing population.    

The project will introduce modern, street-level light rail transit along King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue, connecting Surrey City Centre, Guildford and Newton with high-quality rapid transit. The project will also introduce the first light rail transit system in British Columbia.  

With the roll out of the first phase of the 10 Year Investment Plan, project planning and engagement for Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT is on track.

Public Engagement Open Now

Stakeholder communication and engagement is an important component of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project. We will listen to stakeholder views, concerns, expectations and ideas. 

Beginning June 13, we want your input on key aspects of the LRT project design and how light rail will help transform Surrey. Public input will be open from June 13 to July 7, 2017. Take the survey, or attend an open house, see the display boards and talk to project staff.

Public Open Houses

Drop in to one of three upcoming public Open Houses.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88 Avenue
10 am to 2 pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017 
Surrey City Hall Atrium   
13450 104 Avenue
3 to 7 pm 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Peoples Church
14455 104 Avenue
4 pm to 8 pm 

Project Map

27-km LRT project

Phase 1 SNG Highlights

  • 10 kilometres of street-oriented track

  • 11 stop locations

  • New transit exchange to be built in Newton

Project Updates

  • In February 2017, the TransLink/City of Surrey Project Team conducted a third stage of public engagement – the first since 2011, which focused on the Surrey Vision and community interests to support ongoing planning and design. See the feedback highlight report.
  • In March 2017, the federal and provincial governments committed funding to advance the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation, including continued planning for the project.

Project Benefits

The project will support our vision of complete, connected communities, helping to will make Surrey one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

Investing in better transit along these corridors will:

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Increase transit network capacity
  • Revitalize Surrey communities
  • Protect the environment
  • Create jobs and attract employment
  • Meet the transportation goals for the region

South of Fraser Rapid Transit

In June 2014, the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation shared a 10-year transportation Vision outlining transit and transportation investments to keep Metro Vancouver moving. 
The Vision includes implementing light rail transit (LRT) in Surrey and Langley:

  • Phase 1: Surrey-Newton–Guildford Line along 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard
  • Phase 2: Surrey–Langley Line along Fraser Highway 

Surrey and Langley are among the fastest-growing communities in the Lower Mainland. Over the next 30 years, the City of Surrey, City of Langley, and Township of Langley are expected to welcome more than 400,000 new residents and 185,000 additional jobs.  That’s why improving rapid transit in the South of Fraser area remains a regional priority.  

Construction and commissioning of the first phase (Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT) will take three to five years. The Mayors’ Council Vision contemplates construction of the Surrey-Langley line approximately five years after the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT.  

Contact

If you have questions regarding this project, please email surreylrt@translinkca. Learn more about South of Fraser Rapid Transit.