Please find below a small sample of media coverage about the Surrey Langley SkyTrain.
Survey finds SkyTrain extension has 85 per cent support in Surrey, Langley
Surrey Now-Leader – TransLink reports that there was record-level response to the public engagement on the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain. Over 21,000 people completed the online survey – 17,000 from Surrey and Langley. In Surrey and Langley, 85 per cent of respondents say they support the project, and the rest of the region came in at 84 per cent. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.
TransLink survey reveals big support for Surrey Langley SkyTrain
CTV - An overwhelming number of people in Metro Vancouver support the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain, according to recent public engagement results released by TransLink. The TransLink survey also asked people to rank their values for consideration for rapid transit options for 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard. Respondents said their top three values are: predictable transit travel time, efficient use of public money and a comfortable, safe experience when using transit. Read the full article on CTV News.
Surrey Langley SkyTrain public engagement attracts record-level response
TransLink receives over 21,000 survey responses. Read the News Release on translink.ca.
Have your say on rapid transit south of the Fraser
Langley Advance Times - TransLink's Surrey Langley SkyTrain project director, Jeff Busby, writes that public engagement on the proposed extension is open and that TransLink is seeking feedback on a number of topics. Read the full opinion-editorial on the Langley Advance Times .
Public consultation underway for Surrey Langley SkyTrain rapid transit
Vancouver Sun - TransLink is hoping to find out how familiar people are with the transit priorities for south of the Fraser in the Mayors' Council's 10-year plan for the region, the level of support for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain line, and what the public values when it comes to transit investment. A three-week public engagement period includes an online survey and four open houses. Feedback will be included in a report presented to the Mayors' Council on July 25. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun .
Have your say on rapid transit south of the Fraser: Public engagement kicks off in-person and online
Read the news release on translink.ca .
Renderings of Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension released
Vancouver Sun - TransLink has launched a new website that offers details about the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project, which begins at King George Station and continues along Fraser Highway to Langley Centre. New renderings of SkyTrain stations were posted – not for specific locations or concrete spots along the route, but general renderings of what stations might look like. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.
Mayors' Council votes to proceed with planning for Surrey SkyTrain extension
Global News - After a report from TransLink on a proposed work plan for a Surrey-Langley SkyTrain, the Mayors' Council voted to allow staff to proceed with planning and project development. This includes 11 steps of pre-construction work to be completed over the next 15 months, including confirming the design and construction requirements as well as conducting environmental reviews and updating the total cost of the project. Read the full article on the Global News.
Metro Vancouver mayors agree to suspend Surrey LRT, start process for SkyTrain to Langley
CBC - In light of Surrey's recent decision to halt all work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project, the Mayors' Council agreed to suspend of the project and directed TransLink to report back to next month's meeting on timelines for consultation, design, procurement and a business case for Skytrain from Surrey to Langley. TransLink noted that it's likely that the SkyTrain would have to be constructed in two phases due to a billion dollar funding gap, which means that the line could first end at Fleetwood or Cloverdale. However, TransLink will be working on the business case for the entire line. Read the full article on the CBC.
Surrey council unanimously passes motion to 'cancel' LRT: TransLink 'pausing' work on the project as a result of the resolution
Surrey Now-Leader - Following the swearing-in of Surrey's new mayor and council, a motion to cancel work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project was adopted unanimously. The motion directs city staff to "stop all work" on the LRT project and immediately start working with TransLink on a SkyTrain extension down Fraser Highway to Langley. In light of the resolution, TransLink issued a statement saying it is "pausing work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project and suspending the RFQ process while we await direction from the Mayors' Council and the TransLink Board." Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.
Motion – Cancel Surrey Newton Guildford (SNG) – LRT and build SkyTrain from the King George SkyTrain Station to Langley City.
Read the news release on surrey.ca.