Surrey Business News

Sky­train Ex­ten­sion to Fleet­wood Com­pro­mises Needed Tran­sit In­vest­ments for Rest of Sur­rey

- Transportation · Industries · Luton

The Sur­rey Board of Trade pre­sented to the Translink May­ors’ Coun­cil to main­tain the cur­rent 10-Year Trans­porta­tion Plan in­clud­ing LRT.

Though the Sur­rey Board of Trade’s pre­sen­ta­tion was ref­er­enced by the var­i­ous re­gional may­ors through de­bate, the fi­nal de­ci­sion was that Sky­train will be ad­vanced to

Fleet­wood, to 166 Street. Re­liance on whether Sky­train can be built all the way to Clay­ton in Sur­rey and into Lan­g­ley hinges on fu­ture fund­ing from the provin­cial and fed­eral lev­els of gov­ern­ment.

“The Sur­rey Board of Trade sup­ported LRT be­cause it would be the most ef­fec­tive means by which to con­nect the town cen­tres, mak­ing tran­sit within Sur­rey the ob­jec­tive, mak­ing Sur­rey the des­ti­na­tion,” said Anita Hu­ber­man, CEO, Sur­rey Board of Trade.

“We could have had shov­els in the ground right now help­ing to con­nect our town cen­tres as a start.”

“It re­mains un­cer­tain with the ex­tra $400 mil­lion left after Sky­train con­struc­tion when bus rapid tran­sit will be in place in Sur­rey on the L-line and if that cost will go up.” businessin­­icy/trans­porta­tion

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