Next stage in Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension unveiled

The new Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension is set to be complete by 2028, after officials approved the project’s business case.

The B.C. government, along with the federal government, provided more details on the major transit link Thursday.

Transportation Minister Rob Fleming, Minister Responsible for TransLink George Heyman, and Minister of State for Infrastructure Bowinn Ma spoke, along with Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag on behalf of Federal Infrastructure Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

“This is the fastest growing region in the province. There is no doubt about it that every city here has a piece of that Surrey Langley, Langley municipality. We’ve made record investments because of this growth in things like hospitals, higher education, schools, childcare. And now, as I said, for the first time in 30 years, a massive rapid transit expansion,” Fleming said.


A sketch of the proposed 140 Station in Surrey. (B.C. Government / TransLink Image)

Once complete, the extension will connect the booming area south of the Fraser from King George Station in Surrey to 203 Street in Langley.

The cost of the project is slated to be $3.95 billon, with additional funds secured to build up transit around the stations, bringing the total cost to $4.01 billion.

“For this line we’re confirming a scope addition that is very important for our province and for people’s health and transportation needs generally, and that is $60 million in active transportation improvements that will complement the SkyTrain line along the Fraser Highway, bringing the total investment to $4.01 billion,” Fleming said.

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The province unveiled the business case months ahead of schedule, and despite pandemic delays, the project is still expected to be complete two years ahead of schedule.

The link to Langley was earlier expected to be complete in 2030, however, the Surrey portion of the project is behind schedule as that was set to be done by 2025.

While details where conversations regarding the next steps were still ongoing in recent years, shovels have already broken ground on the 16-kilometre extension.


(B.C. Government / TransLink Image)

Using available funding, work has begun in the Fleetwood area, as many commuters have likely noticed.

Last July, the federal government gave $1.3 billion in funding and promises were renewed that the extension would be built all in one go.

TransLink was initially supposed to take the lead on the project, but the province has since taken it over.


The look of the 190 Station in the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project. (B.C. Government / TransLink Image)

The province says completion is scheduled for late 2028.

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