For its third phase of public consultation on the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, TransLink is seeking public feedback on the designs of the new stations that will be built along Fraser Highway for the Expo Line Extension reaching Fleetwood.
In a technical briefing held for media today, Jeffrey Busby, the director of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain Project for TransLink, said the project will be built in two stages based on the availability of funding, with the first $1.63-billion stage reaching 166 Street in Fleetwood and the future second $1.5-billion stage reaching Langley Centre.
Currently, there is only sufficient funding to reach Fleetwood, which still depends on a business case approval from senior governments for the reallocation of funding from the cancelled Surrey Newton-Guildford LRT.
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There will be four stations along the seven-km-long extension reaching Fleetwood, specifically at 140 Street, 152 Street, 160 Street, and 166 Street.
The stations serve areas with major destinations, north-south bus routes, and major high-density redevelopment potential, which will be outlined by the City of Surrey’s new community plans around each of the stations.
Following the SkyTrain station design standard that first began with the Evergreen Extension, all stations will have both up and down escalators. The station designs are similar to the typology of the Evergreen Extension and the recently completed Expo Line station renovations.
Public washrooms could be incorporated at key stations, and public art will acknowledge the unique attributes of the station locations. A total of 300 park-and-ride vehicle stalls will be built for the stations of the first stage.