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TransLink Mayors’ Council Approved Business Case for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain Project

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For Immediate Release

One Step Closer to complete the SkyTrain Extension to Langley City

Langley City, BC – The completion of the SkyTrain extension from Surrey to Langley City is one step closer to becoming a reality with TransLink Mayors’ Council voting in favour of sending the business case to federal and provincial governments.

The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain (SLS) extension will advance economic development and access to employment, schools, housing, and services across the region. It will offer fast, frequent, reliable, convenient service while reducing greenhouse gases by diverting drivers to transit-oriented services. The Benefit-Cost Ratio is high (1.24), demonstrating that the number of transit passengers, the environmental and wide economic benefits of SLS surpasses costs over a 30-year period.

“With the approval of the Business Case by the Mayors’ Council yesterday and our approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TransLink for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, Langley City is poised to work collaboratively with the federal and provincial governments, and with TransLink to secure the remaining $1.9 billion in the revised investment plan,” said Mayor Val van den Broek.

If the business plan is approved by senior levels of government, the extension from Fleetwood to Langley City could be procured at the same time as the extension from King George to Fleetwood and construction could start in early 2022, with the line going into service by late 2025.

"Langley City residents strongly support the SkyTrain extension to Langley City and they have told us that, through the public consultation process, they want SkyTrain to be built quickly and in one phase", said Mayor van den Broek. “We are all on-board and the time is now for the additional investment to bring SkyTrain to Langley City.”

 

Media Inquiries:
Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
604.514.2823
spaulson@langleycity.ca