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TransLink seeks public input on Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project

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WATCH: Translink wants members of the public to share their opinion on how to develop Skytrain in Surrey and Langley. Aaron McArthur has more on the transit authority's plans – Apr 5, 2019

TransLink wants to know what you think about the SkyTrain from Surrey to Langley.

TransLink is sharing details of its public engagement plan, which includes an online survey and four open houses.

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TransLink’s Geoff Cross says it’s in its initial stages.

“We’re not providing a lot of information about the actual projects yet. We’re in that development stage but a really critical piece is understanding what’s important to people,” Cross said.

TransLink is in the process of determining how far the line can be built along with Fraser Highway with the $1.6 billion that has been secured.

Going out to Langley is estimated to cost $2.9 billion.

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TransLink also wants to hear what people want for rapid transit along 104th Avenue in Surrey and King George Boulevard.

The Surrey Board of Trade says the uncertainty on the future of rapid transit in the city since the cancellation of the Surrey LRT has frustrating.

“We’re going to be the largest city in British Columbia, and we’ve been waiting for transportation investments for such a long time,” the board’s CEO Anita Huberman said.

TransLink has said construction on the SkyTrain extension is expected to start in 2021, with service ready by 2025.

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