Press Release: We are pleased to announce the Township of Langley has taken the significant action of stepping forward and publicly endorsing and fully supporting the reactivation of the existing active Interurban Rail Line with Passenger Rail over 99 Kms between the Pattullo Bridge SkyTrain Station and Chilliwack!
The following resolution was supported unanimously and will be presented to theUBCM AGM general convention in Vancouver in September:
Township of Langley
Union of British Columbia (UBCM) South of Fraser Resolution
- The Township of Langley has the highest growth rate in Metro Vancouver and public transit has not kept up with population growth, resulting in inadequate services to support current and future Township of Langley residents and businesses;
- Communities south of the Fraser, including Delta, Surrey Township of Langley, City of Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack have a combined population over 1.2 million and there is no Interregional public transit connecting these respective Fraser Valley communities; and
- Capacity on existing transit routes and Highway #1 continue to be congested within these respective communities south of the Fraser River, and without greater investment in public transit infrastructure and service congestion will continue to worsen;
Therefore be it resolved that Council hereby authorizes the Township of Langley to submit to the Union of BC Municipalities a motion in support of the Province of BC re-activating the interurban rail corridor along the existing rail corridor that connects Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.-June 26, 2023 Council Meeting
NOTE: The following communities are Signatories by Council Resolution for renewal of the CP Rail/B.C. Hydro Master Agreement for Passenger rights on the Interurban Corridor at no cost for its use.
Approved Spring of 2009 – Cities of Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Township of Langley.
Chilliwack by resolution of support and referral to the FVRD Board April 2019.
For more information contact:
Township of Langley Intergovernmental Relations and Communications Coordinator
Tel: 777 777-7777
South Fraser Community Rail Society President
Tel: 778 705-9282