Surrey Light Rail Project

The Surrey–Newton–Guildford Light Rail Transit (LRT) is the first of two phases in the South of Fraser Rapid Transit Network. It will be an integral new connection to the regional transportation system and will support the current and future transportation needs for Surrey’s growing population.

The project will introduce modern, street-level light rail transit along King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue, connecting Surrey City Centre, Guildford, and Newton with 10 km of high-quality rapid transit. The project introduces the first light rail transit system in British Columbia.

TransLink, the Government of Canada and the Province of B.C. are contributing more than $9 billion in transit and transportation investments across Metro Vancouver to achieve the Mayors’ 10-year Vision. The Province committed to funding 40% of Phase Two which includes this project, the Broadway Subway and several others.

Both TransLink and the Province are the major funders for the assets they will own. TransLink is directing most of its funding towards the Surrey LRT, and B.C. is directing most of its share of funding to the Broadway Subway project.


Surrey-Newton-Guildford Project Update

In light of the resolution passed by the City of Surrey council on November 5, the Mayors’ Council has endorsed TransLink’s recommendation to suspend the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project, pausing all work in order to stop the expenditure of money and resources on the project. In the meantime, we have provided the Mayors’ Council with options for proceeding in a new direction and anticipate bringing more information on the benefits and impacts of each option so an informed decision can be made at the next Council meeting.

We are committed to improving rapid transit in Surrey and Langley and we look forward to working with the Mayors' Council, the City of Surrey, and the City and Township of Langley to advance the best options for the people south of the Fraser and the entire region.

 

Surrey–Newton–Guildford LRT Route

Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Phase 1 Map

Phase 1: Surrey–Newton–Guildford Line along 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

  • 11 LRT stops
  • 10.5 km of two-way street-level track
  • 2 new transit exchanges
  • 1-seat ride (no transfer), connecting Surrey City Centre, Guildford, and Newtown
  • A new LRT operations and maintenance facility

More information about the Surrey–Newton–Guildford LRT can be found in the Key Findings Infographic and Alternatives Evaluation Executive Summary.

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