The first Mayors’ council meeting held following last month’s municipal elections has voted to put a stop to the proposed Surrey LRT.
The $1.65 billion Surrey-Newton Guildford project has been suspended and a proposal to build a new Skytrain line along the Fraser Highway will be put in its place. The SNG light rail line has already cost $50 million which was spent on environmental assessments and business planning.
The move to replace the LRT with Skytrain was spearheaded by the newly elected mayor of Surrey, Doug McCallum.
He said “TransLink did not do proper public consultation before moving forward with LRT. People in Surrey want Skytrain over LRT.”
On November 5th the City of Surrey council unanimously agreed to ask TransLink to stop all activities on the LRT project and start working on a Skytrain alternative from Surrey’s city centre to Langley.