SURREY – Local MLAs Jinny Sims, Garry Begg, Harry Bains and Bruce Ralston are welcoming significant increases to local transit services that will reduce overcrowding, cut wait times, create better transit connections, and bring service to new areas.
As ridership continues to grow across the region, commuters in Surrey will benefit from the following transit increases, beginning September 3:
- 24 new SkyTrain cars and increased capacity during peak times: five per cent on Expo Line, and nine per cent on Millennium Line.
- Express service on the 503 (Langley Centre/Surrey Central)
- Double-decker buses and increased service on the 301 (Newton Exchange/Brighouse Station)
Transit service increases are being made across Metro Vancouver, including a 50 per cent increase to SeaBus capacity, 6 new SkyTrain cars, and over 40,000 additional bus hours to 14 key routes. This is the first time ever that we’re simultaneously increasing service on Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus.
These improvements are funded through Phase One of the Mayor’s Council 10-Year Vision. The New Democrat government is committed to funding 40 per cent of the capital costs of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision.
“This is great news for the people of Surrey and delivers on our promise to build more connected and affordable communities that will get people moving again, so they can spend less time commuting and more time with their families.” – Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama
“This is an opportunity for small businesses to attract new customers as major streets will see increased foot traffic and greater accessibility.” – Garry Begg, MLA for Surrey Guildford
“The announcement today shows what can be accomplished when you properly invest in public transportation. Bringing real progress to transit services that people will benefit from right away.” – Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey-Newton
“Surrey is one of the fastest growing cities in B.C. That’s why these service increases are the right choice to keep people in our city moving effectively.” – Bruce Ralston, MLA for Surrey-Whalley.
Learn More: Translink Media Release