The names of eight new stations have been announced for a planned extension of the SkyTrain through Surrey and Langley, B.C.
The 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line will run from King George Station in Surrey to Langley City Centre, and is the first expansion of rapid transit south of the Fraser River in three decades, according to a release from the B.C. government.
Construction is expected to begin next year, and the province estimates that the extension will allow commuters to ride from the City of Langley to downtown Vancouver in a little over an hour.
"The Surrey Langley SkyTrain is going to transform the way people live, work and travel both south of the Fraser and around the region. The stations we are naming today will become community landmarks and will be recognized for decades to come," B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said in a written statement.
The new stations will be named:
Green Timbers Station (140 Street and Fraser Highway)
152 Street Station (152 Street and Fraser Highway)
Fleetwood Station (160 Street and Fraser Highway)
Bakerview-166 Street Station (166 Street and Fraser Highway)
Hillcrest-184 Street Station (184 Street and Fraser Highway)
Clayton Station (190 Street and Fraser Highway)
Willowbrook Station (196 Street and Fraser Highway)
Langley City Centre Station (203 Street and Fraser Highway)