Lyft is expanding ride-hailing to the Tri-Cities, White Rock, South Surrey, both ferry terminals and Langley City as of Monday, March 2, 2020. (Lyft)

UPDATE: Uber joins Lyft in expanding down to U.S. border, Langley and ferry terminals

Both companies began operating in the Lower Mainland on Jan. 24

Residents of the Tri-Cities and multiple South of the Fraser communities will now have access to ride-hailing as Lyft and Uber expanded their service areas Monday.

According to Lyft, who made the announcement on Monday morning, they will now cover White Rock, South Surrey, Langley, the Tri-Cities and both the Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals.

In Langley, Lyft will serve up until 40 Avenue and 232 Street.

Uber expanded its service area on Monday afternoon to include the same areas, although it had covered the Tri-Cities prior to Lyft’s expansion there.

It was was not possible to request an Uber in South Surrey until late Monday afternoon, although Lyft did offer rides from morning onwards.

Both companies began operating in the Lower Mainland on Jan. 24, one day after the Passenger Transportation Board approved licences.

VIDEO: Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

In a statement, Lyft’s general manager for B.C. Peter Lukomskyj said they had heard the demand for ride-hailing from more far-flung communities.

“We will continue working hard to grow our driver community and serve the full region as soon as possible,” he said.

READ MORE: Ride-hailing launches in parts of Metro Vancouver

READ MORE: South Surrey/White Rock residents snubbed on ride-hailing


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