Newton Exchange Improvements - Complete

Improvements to Newton Exchange are now complete, regular service has resumed, and the temporary exchange on the adjacent street has now been closed. The improvements, were constructed between April - July 2013, are part of a plan developed by TransLink and the City of Surrey. The improvements were aimed at improving passenger comfort, safety and accessibility, enhancing the image and quality of the exchange and addressing bus operational efficiency and capacity. The improvements also accommodated the new B-Line service which was launched in fall 2013.

Built in 1986, Newton Exchange has experienced challenges over the years including personal security concerns identified by passengers and the community; accessibility, safety and maintenance issues related to tree root heaving; and operational efficiency issues and congestion in nearby streets caused by a lack of bus layover space at the exchange.

The improvements address the above issues and keep this well-used exchange in good repair until the longer-term Newton Town Centre Plan is realized. For more information, see Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Newton Town Centre Land Use, Urban Design and Transportation Planning Study.

Improvement Highlights

  • Passenger environment improvements, including:
    • refurbishments to the passenger platform, including paving, shelters, lighting, signage and trees to enhance accessibility, safety, visibility and comfort
  • Transit service, capacity and operations improvements, including:
    • curb modifications to the existing island to accommodate the new B-Line
    • two new bus layover locations near the exchange to increase layover capacity
    • repaving the bus drive aisle to improve longevity and decrease maintenance

We thank our customers for their patience while we improved the exchange.