Monday, February 4, 2019

Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project Website Up

With the switch from light rail along King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue in Surrey to SkyTrain from King George Station to Langley City, TransLink has set up a new website about the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project.

Map of proposed SkyTrain stations along Fraser Highway. Select map to enlarge. Source: City of Surrey.

The website currently has a limited amount of information, but I expect that as this project continues to move forward, more information will become available. The current information on the site includes some of the preliminary reports such as a report about the cost to build SkyTrain to Langley. There is also an FAQ page with some information.

For example, on the FAQ page it is stated that it will take “approximately 15 months until spring 2020” to develop the project plan for SkyTrain. “Following this, a procurement process would take another 15 months, and construction would take approximately four years.” If all goes to plan and funding is found, it would take about six to seven year for the SkyTrain to be operating past King George Station.

Over the next year, the full cost of the project will become known. Currently, the estimated cost is $2.9 billion.

One of the key aspects of the website appears to be signing people up to a mailing list to stay up to date about the project. If you are interested in this project, I suggest that you take a look at the site and consider signing up to the mailing list. I’ll also be following this website, and will be posting information as it becomes available.

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