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Construction For Surrey’s Light Rail Transit Project Set For 2018

Surrey Light Rail

Photo: City of Surrey

Surrey Light Rail Transit
Photo: City of Surrey

Good news commuters—Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner confirmed that the Light Rail Transit project will be going forward.

Hepner spoke to CBC’s ‘The Early Edition’ Wednesday morning to confirm that the City will be going through the next step of the process.

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As part of the $2-billion 10-year transit plan—public consultations on the project are set to begin on January 24th.

Hepner told CBC it is unclear at the time exactly how much funding will be received from the provincial and federal governments.

“We’re growing exponentially,” said Hepner. “Quite frankly, rapid transit is the only thing that’s going to keep the region a livable region.”

Surrey Light Rail
Photo: City of Surrey

The project is will have 10-kms of street-oriented track, 11 stop locations and a new transit exchange to be built in Newton. It has many benefits including more transit trips, reduced transit travel times, reduced GHG emissions, improved speed, and reliability.

There will be public open houses held for the public to weigh in on the project.

The Surrey/Newtown/Guildford LRT should be undergoing construction by next year.

While Hepner continues to make the push, Translink has announced details of the first phase of their 10-year plan. Among other things, most noteworthy is the frequency increase for all transportation services.

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