IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 17, 2017 – Surrey, BC

SkyTrain for Surrey's campaign team is working to mobilize the over 1700 people who have signed in support of SkyTrain South-of-the-Fraser, encouraging all SkyTrain supporters to voice their opposition to the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project at the upcoming TransLink consultations.

Online LRT survey is NOW OPEN

JAN 23 TransLink has opened an Online Survey to collect input on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project, which will be available until Feb 13, 2017. This is an important opportunity for YOU to voice your opposition to Surrey's street-level Light Rail and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT line.

The survey is available at the following link:
http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/translink-Z/surrey-lrt/
* This link will open in a new window

For the most optimal results, when you fill the survey, make it clear that you are not in support of Surrey's LRT vision AND the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project.

> On the first page, check "Not Supportive" in both boxes

After filling the next page, you can add a short explanation of why you are not supportive. Our campaign chair has released his written response: [VIEW HERE]

SkyTrain supporters who want a say in the LRT consultations are urged to:

SkyTrain for Surrey is opposing the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project as part of its overall campaign, urging that the LRT project instead be built as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system at a lower cost.

Bus Rapid Transit in dedicated lanes would offer the same travel time benefits as LRT and could also run seamlessly to White Rock Centre and Coquitlam Centre, reaching more people and connecting more places.

Extending SkyTrain to Langley will create a high speed backbone to our transit system. A modern bus rapid transit system that connects to SkyTrain will reach and serve more people, faster and with greater efficiency than street-level light rail between Newton and Guildford.

Get in touch with us

Campaign supporters for SkyTrain to Langley are encouraged to voice opposition for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project, and are encouraged to get in touch with the SkyTrain for Surrey campaign team for further updates on campaign activities. Use the form below to get in touch with us:

This page will be updated when more info releases about the LRT consultations.


langley-extension-concept-bare-1-largerAbout SkyTrain for Surrey

SkyTrain for Surrey is a local grassroots organization calling for a SkyTrain and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network instead of the currently-proposed on-street Light Rail system in Surrey. Our campaign has called on decision-makers to build the Langley Extension of the SkyTrain Expo Line, in conjunction with an extension of the 96 B-Line to Coquitlam Centre and White Rock.

Our campaign directors: Daryl Dela Cruz (Surrey, chair), Jacky Au (Surrey), Spencer Whitney (Langley), Tova Dang (Surrey)

For further information

Daryl Dela Cruz, Campaign Chair, Phone: +1 604 329 3529, E-mail: info@skytrainforsurrey.org

SkyTrain supporters mobilizing against Surrey LRT
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