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The future of Surrey’s mass transit system is turning into an important election debate.
Former mayor Doug McCallum, who announced his candidacy this week, said that if elected he would try to scrap the planned light rapid transit [LRT] lines to the Newton and Guildford neighbourhoods, replacing them with extra buses on the route.
“We wouldn’t do light rail in Surrey at all. We’re just going to do the Expo Line out to [Langley],” said McCallum, who was Surrey’s mayor from 1996 to 2005, but lost in 2008 and 2014.
A planned extension of the SkyTrain system to Langley along the Fraser Highway is among TransLink’s long-term
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