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The Project: Surrey LRT

Vision for LRT along King George Boulevard

Rapid transit to fit South of Fraser's current and future needs

Over the next 30 years, Surrey will welcome 300,000 new residents. As the city grows, so do our transportation needs.

A proven technology

LRT provides a proven, high-quality, efficient and environmentally friendly means to move people that meets our long term needs.

In 2014, the Mayors' Council endorsed light rail for Surrey because of its transportation benefits, fit with the City’s community plans, and relative affordability compared to alternatives.

Current Early Works projects that support Surrey-Newton-Guildford (SNG) LRT

The City has started work on a series of important construction projects that will facilitate the successful delivery of the 10.5 kilometre SNG LRT.

These Early Works projects are funded by the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (“PTIF”) program, secured in 2016 for Phase 1 of the 10-Year Investment Plan, which includes Early Works for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project.

Approximately $20 million worth of projects will be led by the City. TransLink will lead on other projects, with support from the City. City of Surrey Early Works projects include:

104 Avenue Feeder Watermain Relocation

A 600 mm watermain currently runs down the centre of 104 Avenue, under what will be the future LRT track. The section of that watermain between City Parkway and 144 Street is being relocated now, prior to construction of LRT.

Status: This project is underway with Richco and Tybo Contracting

Anticipated completion date: Fall 2018

104 Avenue Trunk Storm Sewer Relocation

A 900 mm storm sewer pipe runs down the centre of 104 Avenue under what will be the future LRT track. The section of pipe between 148 and 150 Streets is being relocated now, prior to construction of LRT.

Status: Construction is currently underway with Mainland Civil Contracting

Anticipated completion date: Fall 2018

Bear Creek Bridge Replacement

The Bear Creek Bridge is an existing timber bridge from the 1930s, located on King George Boulevard south of 88 Avenue. It does not meet current seismic requirements and is not wide enough or sturdy enough to accommodate the LRT and related pedestrian and bicycle improvements. As a result, replacement and upgrading to current seismic standards is needed.

Status: Construction is currently underway with WestPro, a Division of Pomerleau

Anticipated completion: November 2018

During construction, two lanes of travel in each direction of King George Boulevard will be maintained for vehicles and pedestrians.

BC Hydro Transmission Infrastructure

BC Hydro transmission infrastructure crosses the planned SNG LRT alignment at three locations:

  • 104 Avenue and 140 Street
  • King George Boulevard and 92 Avenue
  • King George Boulevard and 84 Avenue

With the high voltages of the BC Hydro transmission lines, there must be adequate clearances between the infrastructure and the LRT power supply system to prevent interference.

Status: The City is currently working with BC Hydro to develop plans for the relocation and/or raising of the BC Hydro Transmission infrastructure. Anticipated completion date: Summer 2019

Two Lines with Approximately 19 Stops

The South of Fraser LRT project will be 27 kms with two lines and approximately 19 stops linking residents with where they need to go.

Phase 1: Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line

  • 104 Ave connecting Surrey City Centre and Guildford Town Centre
  • King George Boulevard connecting Surrey City Centre and Newton Town Centre

The Mayors' Council and the TransLink Board of Directors approved Phase 1 of the 10-Year Investment Plan, which included continued planning, early works, and consultation for Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT. Visit the project site to find out more.

Phase 2: Surrey-Langley Line

  • Fraser Highway connecting Surrey City Centre, Fleetwood, and Clayton, and beyond to Township of Langley and City of Langley

Public Consultation

The LRT project has been informed by consultation with the public and stakeholders. Take a look at the project history from the beginning of the South of Fraser Rapid Transit project, to the more recent engagement on Phase 1 of the 27-km of LRT, the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Line.

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