TRANSLINK said on Monday that on Thursday, January 30 it will recommend to the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation that it endorse the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project business case and enable it to refer it to senior governments for approval.
It will also recommend that the Mayors’ Council endorse the Surrey Langley SkyTrain Supportive Policies Agreement.
With approval, Stage 1 of the project will be built to 166th Street in Fleetwood for $1.63 billion.
Completion of the project to Langley requires $1.5 billion and will be implemented when funding is secured.
In July 2019, following cost updates, technical work, and public engagement, the Mayors’ Council had directed TransLink to:
• Complete a Surrey Langley SkyTrain project business case
• Develop a staged construction plan, based on available funding.
The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project includes:
• Extension of the Expo Line from King George SkyTrain Station to Langley City Centre along Fraser Highway
• 16-kilometres of elevated guideway delivered in stages
– 8 stations
– 3 bus exchanges
– Park-and-Ride spaces
• 55 additional SkyTrain vehicles
• A new Operations and Maintenance Centre to service the full extension