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Airport transit surcharge backed

TransLink board chair Dale Parker is defending plans to levy a possible surcharge for Canada Line passengers who take the new rapid transit line to the airport.

TransLink hasn’t yet decided exactly how it would apply the higher fare when the line opens late in 2009, but Parker said it makes sense.

“They will now have an opportunity to get out there without having to use their car or pay for parking,” he said. “It’s a pretty good deal.”

Employees who work at the airport would likely ride for free, Parker said.

“This was something that was decided back a number of years ago,” he added.

Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. spokesman Alan Dever said the concept has been on the table since 2004.

“The thinking is because it will be a convenient, reliable service taking people directly to the airport, there’s a premium to be paid for that.”

Dever noted the airport spur line isn’t expected to carry as many riders as the Richmond-Vancouver part of the line.

jnagel@surreyleader.com

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