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Poll: Should The Surrey LRT Be Extended Into The Fraser Valley?

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Photo: Translink

Translink just released a simulation of the commuter experience for the new Surrey LRT; however, not everyone thinks that the system goes far enough.

In fact, numerous advocates have been appealing for improved transit out to the Fraser Valley.

While some hoped to revive the old BC Electric Railway Interurban line, others feel that this isn’t an ideal or feasible options. This railway connected New Westminster to Chilliwack until the 1950s.

Instead, some envision believe that the LRT should extend out to support these communities. Henry Braun, the Mayor of Abbotsford, is one of the most prominent advocate for this extension. He stated that the current transit system was built when he was 14 years old. Now, he’s 67, but there haven’t been any upgrades.

Of course, the current system will cost a staggering $1.65 billion to fund; he doesn’t have any idea how the Fraser Valley extension would be funded.

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Surrey LRT

As the first of two phases in the South of Fraser Rapid Transit Network, the Surrey LRT connects three integral centres. Specifically, it will run along King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue, connecting Surrey City Centre, Guildford and Newtown.

Rencently, Translink unveiled an LRT vehicle at Surrey Central City Mall on Wednesday, May 2nd to showcase the new design.


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