SkyTrain for Surrey, not LRT!

Surrey LRT line will be among slowest in Canada

MEDIA RELEASE Surrey LRT line will be among slowest in Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 4, 2017 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey has learned that the low average travel speed of the Phase 1 Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT line will make it one of the slowest rail transit systems in Canada. According to the latest […]

LRT impacts to school will cost taxpayers millions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 25, 2017 A recent briefing memo released by the Surrey School Board suggests that the City of Surrey and TransLink LRT team have not addressed the major issues that LRT on 104 Ave will cause for a local school. Hjorth Road Elementary is located next to 104 Avenue, where the road […]

Video offers glimpse into Surrey’s Light Rail future

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2017 A new video released by SkyTrain for Surrey offers stakeholders and decision-makers a glimpse of what Surrey’s future will look like with Light Rail Transit. Our aim is to bring attention to one of the major issues with building rail transit systems at ground-level and on-street: with trains at […]

TransLink: Cancel the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2017 SkyTrain for Surrey is calling for the cancellation of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT line project. In the coming weeks, we will be taking this call to the TransLink project team, the City of Surrey and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation. We will also call for the acceleration of the Fraser Highway […]

10 Surrey LRT features for a fraction of the cost

MEDIA RELEASE 10 Surrey LRT features for a fraction of the cost FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 14, 2017 – Surrey, BC TransLink recently posted a video on the proposed Surrey Light Rail Transit system, which outlines design features that are expected to be a part of the LRT project. Many of these design features […]

SkyTrain closer to reality in Surrey and Langley

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey is pleased to receive an announcement from TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, who has said that SkyTrain is still under consideration for planned rapid transit on Fraser Highway. Today’s announcement means that SkyTrain for Surrey is closer to winning a SkyTrain victory for transit users […]

Federal budget shows Light Rail not on track in Surrey

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar 24, 2016 – Surrey, BC It is disappointing that the 2016 federal budget has not provided enough funding to be able to begin construction on rapid transit in Surrey. With federal capital transit funds for Metro Vancouver not slated to flow until 2019, Light Rail in Surrey is not on track […]

Langley City’s Mayor prefers SkyTrain over LRT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar 16, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey campaigners and supporters are applauding Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer, who declared his preference for a SkyTrain extension to Langley over currently proposed at-grade Light Rail Transit at a Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday afternoon. Daryl Dela Cruz, our founding director, […]

Cost increase shows LRT was wrong decision

  IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar 8, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey, a grassroots organization opposing Surrey’s proposed Light Rail Transit, notes to all supporters and observers that the recently announced capital cost increase to $2.6 billion shows that Light Rail technology was the wrong decision for Surrey. City representatives had cited the rising costs of land as […]

Fair debate urged on Surrey Light Rail Transit issues

  IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 29, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey’s founding director Daryl Dela Cruz is urging for a more fair debate on issues with the proposed Surrey Light Rail Transit system, in light of a recent viewpoint published by The Now Newspaper that discourages the continuation of the debate our organization […]