Curious about what a SkyTrain extension out to Langley might look like? Wonder no more.
New renderings have been posted online for Mayor Doug McCallum’s promised Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. The website, found at surreylangleyskytrain.ca, details information about the extension project.
Plans for a $1.65-billion Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail transit project were cancelled after McCallum won the Surrey mayoralty on a promise to switch to a SkyTrain extension out to Langley. TransLink estimates that extension could cost more than $2.6 billion.
Both provincial and federal politicians have said there is no additional money for Surrey’s switch from light rail to SkyTrain but both levels of government remain committed to the original 40 per cent that each had agreed to fund for Phase 2 of Metro Vancouver’s transit expansion plan.
The proposed 17-kilometre route for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain begins at the terminus of the Expo Line, which is King George Station, and continues along Fraser Highway to Langley Centre, halting at 203 Street.
The renderings shared this week are not for specific locations or concrete spots along the route, but general renderings of what stations might look like.
“Our current work includes updating the cost-estimate for this project and determining how far along Fraser Highway the line could be constructed with the approved $1.6 billion in funding,” reads material shared at surreylangleyskytrain.ca.
“We are also exploring how work could be sequenced to complete the entire route.”
See the renderings for what SkyTrain stations could look like on the proposed extension: