We have a new site! Updated design, easier to navigate, new Trip Planner and more.

Visit the new site

Due to job action, there are 8 afternoon/evening SeaBus cancellations for Mon Nov 18. Customers may experience frequency reduction on some bus routes throughout the day. Please plan for extra travel time.

Sign up for Transit Alerts at alerts.translink.ca and follow @TransLink on Twitter to stay up-to-date.


Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project

TransLink is inviting bidders to demonstrate their experience, qualifications and capacity for delivering the SNG LRT Project. Up to three short-listed, qualified respondents will then participate in the Request for Proposals process in 2019. TransLink will secure a final agreement in late 2019, with construction expected to begin in 2020.

SNG LRT Delivery Model

  • The Project will be delivered using a short-term Public Private Partnership model, with the contractor designing, building, financing the line and providing the vehicle fleet.
  • The 11-year contract term includes four years of design and construction and seven years of extended warranty for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • The contractor will operate the line for the first seven years. TransLink will assume operations and maintenance responsibilities at the end of the 11-year period, allowing for a seamless transition.

The RFQ requires proponents to:

  • Maintain, operate and rehabilitate the Project assets such as light rail vehicles, LRT systems, tracks, stops, systems, facilities and drainage maintenance;
  • Manage incident response, regular, emergency and winter maintenance for the corridor;
  • Meet quality, health and safety, communications and engagement and environmental requirements;
  • Plan, implement and work collaboratively to make sure TransLink can successfully assume operations at the end of the 11-year project period.

Financing, Payments and Compensation

  • As is standard practice for major P3 projects, the project contractor will be responsible for financing a portion of construction costs, which is expected to be about $400-million.
  • Construction period payments will be based mostly on progress with a substantial payment made at the end of construction
  • Performance-based, operating period payments will be based on ability and achieving other requirements.
  • Compensation payments will go to unsuccessful proponents short-listed in the RFP phase, which is also standard practice for major projects.

    Contact Us

    people on skytrain platform
    • Address: 400 - 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, BC
    • Media Contact Hours:
      8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Email: media@translink.ca