Surrey LRT – Support and Funding

The conversation for expanded fixed rail transit in Surrey continues to roll along. Metro Vancouver’s second largest municipality by population and largest by land area is still trying to push forward after the failed transit plebiscitie/referendum of 2015.

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A few things have happened in the past year that may help Surrey get its long-desired LRT.

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Transportation and Transit Plan 13 – Newton to White Rock B-Line

When the Surrey LRT is completed, the #96 B-Line from Surrey Central to Newton Exchange will no longer be necessary, but modifying the B-Line to run all the way to White Rock from Newton would make perfect sense.

Newton to White Rock B-Line

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Transportation and Transit Plan 9 – Patullo Bridge Replacement

This week, I’m going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

Patullo Bridge Replacement

From background to foreground – SkyBridge, Patullo Bridge, and the swinging New Westminster Railroad Bridge

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Park Avenue Surrey promotional video – Concord Pacific

It’s a condominium developer’s promotional video, so take it all with a grain of salt. However, there is definitely truth in how Surrey is starting to change. The video outlines some of the major investments that have already happened in Surrey Centre and those that are in the works. If the Yes vote wins the upcoming transit ballot to raise the PST by 0.5%, then the … Continue reading Park Avenue Surrey promotional video – Concord Pacific

Transportation and Transit Plan 8 – Surrey LRT

This week, I’m going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

Surrey LRT

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Transportation and Transit Plan 4 – Surrey Centre to Langley B-Line

Here’s the fourth post in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it. It’s yet another B-Line that is south of the Fraser River.

Fraser Highway B-Line

surrey centre to langley bline map The proposed Fraser Highway B-Line from Surrey Centre to Langley Town Centre is a monster bus route. It travels a total of 16.6 km and goes through 3 different municipalities – Surrey, Langley, and Langley Township.  The B-Line is planned to start operation within the first 5 years of a YES vote.

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Changing Surrey

Surrey, for my readers not familiar with Metro Vancouver, is the second most populous city in the region next to Vancouver itself. However, it is probably the largest city in terms of land area and it is the fastest growing municipality in the region. Surrey is currently the “second city” in Metro Vancouver, but it will likely surpass Vancouver some time in the future.

Coast Capital Savings headquarters under construction

One cloudy day in September, I had time to myself and decided to hop on the SkyTrain and head east to the end of the Expo Line at King George Station. The future of Surrey is evident right on the door step of King George Station. Coast Capital Savings, one of the largest credit unions in B.C., is building its new headquarters right next door to the SkyTrain terminus.

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New Surrey 96 B-Line

I may never use this bus because I rarely ever go to Surrey, but I am excited to hear that a Surrey B-Line is finally rolling out.  I remember having a transit poster back from the 90’s that promised express buses and B-Lines across the region by the middle of the 2000’s.  It never came to be.  I’m still waiting for a full-fledged 41st Avenue … Continue reading New Surrey 96 B-Line