Surrey welcomes Province’s $2.4 billion investment in Metro transit improvements

THE more than $2.4 billion dedicated to Metro Vancouver transit improvements by the BC Government will have a significant impact in Surrey, says the City. With a growth rate of nearly 10 percent from 2016-2021, the City of Surrey is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. Major rapid transit projects like the new Surrey Langley SkyTrain will benefit greatly with the secure and stable funding announced by the Province.

“The City of Surrey applauds the BC Government for their foresight and commitment to transit in our region,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum on Monday. “With more and more people moving to Surrey and working within city limits, the Surrey Langley SkyTrain will have no shortage of riders when it goes into service in 2028.”

McCallum pointed out: “With 39% of emissions coming from gas cars in Surrey, this transportation megaproject will make it easier for our residents to choose fast, convenient, and reliable transit over costly gas vehicles. I want to thank the BC Government for their continued support of smart transit choices that will result in cleaner and healthier communities in Surrey.”

Surrey Langley SkyTrain’s 16-kilometer route will bring rapid transit to Fleetwood and Cloverdale/Clayton. The City of Surrey has already started early preparatory work. Working with the province, the City completed improvements to Fraser Highway between 96 Avenue and 148 Street through Green Timbers.

Learn more about Surrey Langley SkyTrain here.