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Spring service changes begin April 14

April Service Changes

Check out our Facebook page each weekday morning for a clue.

 

Psst…Buzzer readers, it’s time to get your umbrella and sunglasses and check your route on TransLink’s trip planner. Spring service changes come into effect on April 14Watch for the bunny on the service changes page and enter to win a HUGE chocolate bunny! What is this, a contest? You got it.

Visit our Facebook page each weekday morning after 8 am for a clue to where the image of the Bunny is hiding on our service changes page. Once you find the bunny, click the image to enter the contest.* Use the #TLbunny hashtag on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think about the changes or the contest!

Service change highlights:

  • New 96 B-Line stops at 104th Ave and 140th Street, and at King George Boulevard and 80th Ave.
  • Three new trips traveling from Upper Lonsdale to the Lonsdale Quay have been added, increasing service frequency for the 230 to every 15 minutes.
  • Changes to the C41 improves peak periods connections to the West Coast Express at the Pitt Meadows and Maple Meadows stations.

Seasonal enhancements include:

  • Weekend/holiday SeaBus service increases to every 15 minutes;
  • Two 620 trips each hour, up from one per hour, coinciding with summer ferry service; and
  • Summer-only services like the 150 White Pine Beach and C26 Buntzen Lake.
  • The 9,25,28,41,43,44,84,125,130,143,145, routes, serving post-secondary schools, are modified until September.

For more information, check out the upcoming print Buzzer, tweet @translink or call 604-953-3333. Check your route before you go!

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10 Comments

  • By Sheba, March 31, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

    Does anyone run a spell checker at TransLink??? For starters traveling only has one L it in, and it’s Guildford with a D in the middle of it – and those are both on the 96 B-Line service change.

    Then there’s the misspelling of violator…

  • By Eugene Wong, March 31, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    @ Translink

    Thank you for reducing the #340 service. It has finally become predictable again.

    Every 22 minutes was a burden, because I could never figure out when it would arrive. It was like having random service every hour. I just couldn’t count on it.

    Regarding the B-Line, if it isn’t crowded, then maybe the #394 should only run between Newton Exchange and White Rock. Riders could transfer to the B-Line. I’m sure that they aren’t going to cheer for it, but if you could increase the frequency of the #394, then it would be worth while. You just might be able to double the frequency of the #394.

    I could imagine people not using it, because leaves 5-25 minutes after what they would prefer. However, with 15 minute frequencies, they might be willing to make a compromise and increase revenue.

    Another advantage to this is that when the #394 pulls into the exchange, riders can connect to the other buses. Even if you lose a few riders, I still think that it would be a good trade off.

    Yes, I’d love to read what the planners think about this. I must admit, though, that I’m feeling pessimistic about it.

    Robert, would you please get us some ridership statistics for the #394? If so, I’d especially like to know how many get on and off at 72 and the southern half of it.

  • By David, April 1, 2014 @ 5:28 am

    What is happening to the service improvements on the 502/503 Surrey Central – Aldergrove route? I am looking forward to the introduction of the express 503 service to Aldergrove.

  • By Eric B, April 1, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    @Sheba: TransLink also needs proofers for the timetables. They’ve added some totally unnecessary columns.

    @David: I believe the express section for the new 503 only applies between Langley Centre and Surrey Central, with local service between Langley Centre and Aldergrove. (502 will run local service between Surrey Central and Langley Centre.

  • By Eugene Wong, April 1, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    @ Eric

    On other time tables, they don’t have enough columns. It would be nice to have some important connection points listed.

    Also, it would be nice if they flipped the Millenium Line time table around, because Columbia Station should be at the bottom, since it is in the south.

    They need to test it out on people instead of telling us how it’s going to be done. A lot of their standards are arbitrary.

  • By Angela Salehi, April 1, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    Thanks Sheba and Eugene! We’ve made the Guildford edit. Although travelling and traveling are both correct, we will do better at being consistent in either using American English or British English spelling across our materials.

  • By Angela Salehi, April 1, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    Hi David, Stay tuned for June 2014!

  • By Adam, April 4, 2014 @ 6:45 am

    Hi I noticed that there is no changes to the C38 schedule. It still has passengers waiting for 10 minutes or more at Poco Stn to either Prairie or River Springs. It simply does not take 20 minutes (during rush hour) to get from Coquitlam Station to Poco Stn anymore (it takes maybe 10-12 tops, even less outside peak hours). These are wasted service hours that could be used elsewhere (like the 106 for example)

  • By Angela Salehi, April 4, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    Thanks for the feedback Adam! We will continue to monitor the C38. If you have a chance, please fill out an official suggestion form so that our planning team has your input: http://feedback.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=cCustomerComplaint.

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