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Heads up: detour for the 33 starts Mon, Dec 6, 2010

The route detour for the 33, starting Monday, December 6, 2010.

The 33 UBC/29th Avenue Station will be on a slightly detoured route starting on Monday, December 6, 2010!

As the City of Vancouver is installing a sewer main on East 33rd Avenue between Knight and Victoria, the 33 UBC/29th Avenue Station will be rerouted off 33rd Avenue around the work. The estimated completion date is February 2011.

So if you currently board the 33 between Knight and Victoria, you’ll now have to walk to the nearest stop on Kingsway or Knight St to catch it. If that is much too far away, please try an alternate routes to reach your destination—you can use our Trip Planner for help: the 33 detour info is already included in there.

Some questions that you may have (and some answers!):

Why didn’t you operate it via Knight, King Edward, Kingsway, Victoria then back to 33rd? We couldn’t do this because the current schedule would not allow for the additional running time required for this routing option. Operating on Kingsway to Slocan was the best option because it allowed us to maintain the existing schedule integrity while still connecting with the SkyTrain.

Will the #33 use the stops on Kingsway/King Edward/Knight? Yes, so long the stop meets the safety standards. That means that as long as the bus can enter and leave the stop safely it meets the standards—bus stops that may not be possible are stops that immediately follow a turn, for example.

And feel free to call our Customer Info line at 604-953-3333 if you have questions about this detour and how it affects your trip!


5 Comments

  • By David, December 1, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    Signs warning of the street closure have been up for at least a month. The street was originally going to be closed November 23. It seems incredible that TransLink was unaware of a 3-4 month long road closure until after the original closure date had already passed.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, December 1, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    David: Well, we know about it now, and I guess that’s all that matters :)

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