TransLink to begin public consultations for Broadway extension, Surrey LRT projects

Surrey LRT rendering | Image: TransLink

Public consultations for the extension of the Millennium Line along Broadway and the building of a Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail transit line will begin next week, TransLink announced January 17.

Consultations begin January 24 for the Surrey project and January 28 for the Broadway extension.

The Surrey project will see 10 km of street-oriented LRT track built along King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue and will connect Surrey City Centre, Newton Centre and Guildford Town Centre with a total of 11 stops. This project will take three to five years, TransLink said. The next phase of the project will include building 16 km of track connecting the Surrey line to Langley Centre.

Surrey LRT project map | Image: TransLink

The Broadway project will be an extension of the existing Millennium Line SkyTrain from VCC-Clark to a new station at Arbutus Street, which will be underground beneath the Broadway Corridor. Five more underground stations will be built.

Broadway extension project | Image: TransLink

TransLink also announced it is increasing SkyTrain and SeaBus services. Peak-hour service is being extended on both the Expo and Millennium Lines, and there will be more frequent trains on weekends. TransLink said this will increase weekday passenger capacity by 2.5% and will cut weekend wait times in half along some sections. SeaBus service has been doubled on Sundays and holidays. By the end of the year, the SeaBus will sail every 15 minutes 365 days of the year.

The first consultation for the Broadway extension will take place January 28 at the Douglas Park Community Centre, followed by events January 31 at the Croatian Cultural Centre and February 1 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.

Three Surrey LRT consultations will begin January 24, with the first taking place on at Guildford Recreation Centre. This will be followed by sessions on January 25 at Surrey City Hall and January 26 at the Newton Cultural Centre.

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