SkyTrain

BCER Interurban Car 1401, an Ottawa Car Company built in 1910, has arrived at Langley Prairie Station on its way to Chilliwack in late 1949, with St. Louis Car Company’s 1913-built 1320 in tow as well as a BCER-built 1300 car with the conductor leaning out of vestibule door. The station was re-built by July 1928 after a fire while the vehicle at the left (light colour) indicates a late 1940s model and a 1930s truck. The rail lines are still in use today for freight and some would like to see commuter rail on them again. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro - G.E. MacDonell Collection)

LETTER: Rail advocate says interurban best route for commuter transit

SkyTrain to Langley too costly compared to commuter rail, says advocate

  • Oct 2, 2021

 

Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident said politicians fumbling SkyTrain extension

Line to Langley taking too long to build, letter writer argues

  • Sep 29, 2021

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, July 9, 2021, that the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (Kedo Zake/Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Get SkyTrain built already, Surrey man says

With no tunnels and bridges required, this line should be the easiest to build, writer argues

  • Sep 28, 2021

 

Langley City is asking residents for feedback on a new parks, recreation, and culture master plan. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City seeks input on how SkyTrain will change parks and rec

A new master plan for recreation and culture is being developed before 2028

  • Sep 25, 2021
Langley City is asking residents for feedback on a new parks, recreation, and culture master plan. (Langley Advance Times files)
Officials are pushing back on the idea that SkyTrain to Langley was ever planned for 2028. (Black Press file photo)

SkyTrain’s planned completion in Langley always later than 2025, officials say

Debate about dates comes after Surrey mayor’s comments

Officials are pushing back on the idea that SkyTrain to Langley was ever planned for 2028. (Black Press file photo)
SkyTrain’s end of the line, for now, in Whalley. (File photo)

TransLink CEO says Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line set to open 2028 but ‘not delayed’

Last week Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum called reports of the project being delayed ‘disconcerting’

SkyTrain’s end of the line, for now, in Whalley. (File photo)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek talked with SkyTrain extension project director Jennifer MacLean Wednesday at the site of a future station near the Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City politicians, MLAs get look at future Langley SkyTrain stations

The terminus is expected to be at 203rd Street and Industrial Avenue

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek talked with SkyTrain extension project director Jennifer MacLean Wednesday at the site of a future station near the Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Surrey mayor says Surrey-Langley SkyTrain opening delay to 2028 is ‘disconcerting’

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, featuring a 16-kilometre line, was expected to be completed by 2025

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
The Langley Mall. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Mall to be sold to new owner by year’s end

First Capital REIT is selling the mall to an unnamed new buyer

The Langley Mall. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
BCER Interurban Car 1401, an Ottawa Car Company built in 1910, has arrived at Langley Prairie Station on its way to Chilliwack in late 1949, with St. Louis Car Company’s 1913-built 1320 in tow as well as a BCER-built 1300 car with the conductor leaning out of vestibule door. The station was re-built by July 1928 after a fire while the vehicle at the left (light colour) indicates a late 1940s model and a 1930s truck. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro – G.E. MacDonell Collection)

LETTER: Interurban will never get off the ground, Langley environmentalist says

SkyTrain will likely go out to the eastern Fraser Valley, not trains on old BC Electric Co. line

  • Aug 8, 2021
BCER Interurban Car 1401, an Ottawa Car Company built in 1910, has arrived at Langley Prairie Station on its way to Chilliwack in late 1949, with St. Louis Car Company’s 1913-built 1320 in tow as well as a BCER-built 1300 car with the conductor leaning out of vestibule door. The station was re-built by July 1928 after a fire while the vehicle at the left (light colour) indicates a late 1940s model and a 1930s truck. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro – G.E. MacDonell Collection)
North-south transit connections and better regional links are the next step for local transportation. (File photo)

Our View: More links needed for future of Langley transit

A Vancouver-suburbs model is increasingly out of date

North-south transit connections and better regional links are the next step for local transportation. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday (July 9) that the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)

LETTER: SkyTrain best option for Langley

Light rail in other communities snarls traffic, letter writer warns

  • Jul 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday (July 9) that the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)
How downtown Langley City might look under the new OCP plan. (City image/file)
How downtown Langley City might look under the new OCP plan. (City image/file)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces funding July 9 for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Trudeau pledges $1.3 billion for SkyTrain to Langley

The federal money could see the project finally begin construction

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces funding July 9 for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)

SkyTrain passenger arrested, charged for concealing shotgun in his sweatpants

Codty-James Gray, 34, was found with ammunition, brass knuckles and knives

A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)
Transit Police Const. Peter Kwok was filmed in December during an encounter on the Canada Line when a woman refused to wear a mask. (Screen grab)

VIDEO: Woman who went viral by refusing to wear a mask on SkyTrain to pay $460 in fines

Footage of the December incident was recorded by the passenger, herself, and posted to social media

Transit Police Const. Peter Kwok was filmed in December during an encounter on the Canada Line when a woman refused to wear a mask. (Screen grab)
Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Suspect accused of ‘abhorrent’ assaults at Surrey SkyTrain stations

Transit Police say assaults were on April 9, 14 and 17

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A pigeon was seen flying into a SkyTrain car on the morning of Monday, March 23 and then waddling off at its New Westminster stop. (Screen grab/Courtney Matthews)

VIDEO: Early B.C. bird catches the SkyTrain, not the worm

The pigeon decided to get a ride to its New Westminster destination instead of flying

A pigeon was seen flying into a SkyTrain car on the morning of Monday, March 23 and then waddling off at its New Westminster stop. (Screen grab/Courtney Matthews)
SkyTrain running through Whalley. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Mayors’ Council wants feds to fund Surrey-Langley SkyTrain in upcoming budget

Mayors’ Council on regional transportation sent letter to federal government Monday

SkyTrain running through Whalley. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
SkyTrain Surrey, end of the line, for now. (File photo)

Fleming says bringing SkyTrain to Langley from Surrey a ‘key priority’

Project represents a ‘tremendous opportunity,” minister of transportation says

SkyTrain Surrey, end of the line, for now. (File photo)