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Come find a snowman and celebrate winter service changes 2014

Find the Snowman for the chance to win 1 of 3 great prizes!

Find the Snowman for the chance to win 1 of 3 great prizes!

Swapping out your sunglasses for a scarf and mittens? TransLink’s transit services are making some changes too!

Beginning December 15, you can expect new travel options, increased trips and service to better match customer demand. Translation…there are 10 NEW stops and improved service on 8 routes this winter!

Service changes can affect many routes, so “know before you go” and use TransLink’s trip planner to check if your route’s changed.

Highlights

  • NEW trips on the 49, 410, 555 and C28 to reduce overcrowding. This is made possible by shifting service hours from routes with low customer demand.
  • Bigger vehicles on the 188 and C98 serve more customers; conventional buses replace community shuttles on these growing routes.
  • 10 NEW stops for the 116 to better serve Burnaby’s growing Big Bend industrial area.
  • The 404 now ends at Riverport Recreation Complex; passengers travelling to or from the Ladner Exchange can access multiple travel options for various destinations.

Buzzer readers, to help thaw the winter chill, we are hosting a contest with three transit prizes (make sure to check out the terms and conditions)! Visit our Facebook page weekday mornings, from December 1 until December 22, every day after 9 am for a clue to where the Snowman icon is hiding on the service changes page. Once you solve the clue, click on the Snowman to enter the contest. Happy Snowman spotting!

Learn about all the travel choices in your community by visiting TransLink’s TravelSmart program for information, resources and tips.

How else can you stay in touch? Sign up for Transit Alerts at translink.ca/alerts, visit translink.ca, follow @TransLink or call Customer Service at 604.953.3333.

Author: Angela Salehi


9 Comments

  • By Jordan, December 1, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    Although not happening on December 15, you should also let people know that the Train2Main’s last day is December 5th! Can’t wait to have all trains stopping again! (And an awesome new looking station soon too!)

  • By Angela Salehi, December 2, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    Further to Jordan’s post, more details on the Train2Main can be found by visiting http://www.translink.ca/en/Plans-and-Projects/OnTrack.aspx

  • By Sheba, December 1, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    I found it and entered today and just now read: “Thank you for your participation! Winners will be selected at random on Sept. 16, 2014 and contacted via telephone.”

  • By Angela Salehi, December 2, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    Thanks for letting us know Sheba! Our digital gurus have updated the response.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, December 2, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    Jordan: You’ve read our minds. We’re posting about Train2Main later today.

  • By Sean (CMBC Op), December 4, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    Hello!
    Just got a hold of the new Public Timetables for Richmond, and while they did update the routing and schedule of the #404, someone forgot to update the transit map!
    The transit map still shows the #404 heading thru the Massey tunnel, along Hwy #17A, and on into Ladner which they will no longer be doing as of Dec 15…

  • By Angela Salehi, December 5, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    Hey Sean you’ve got a great eye! You are correct that the map wasn’t updated in the newest schedule. We are looking at options to fix this. Luckily, all the details will be correct online beginning Dec 15. In the meantime, here is more information on the changes to the 404.

  • By Sean (CMBC Op), December 5, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    While we are on the topic of the transit map, I have 2 more little errors in the Vulcan Way-Viking Way-6 Road area…
    First: the #405 only routes North of Bridgeport on Viking Way- east on Vulcan Way and then south on 6 Road in PEAK HOURS ONLY…
    It appears due to the colouring of the #405 that ALL trips that do this… Have a BLUE #405 south of Bridgeport on Viking Way, and change to a WHITE #405 north of Bridgeport on Viking Way…
    Second: The peak hour #407 runs north-south along Viking Way between Bridgeport and Vulcan Way, NOT 6 Road as shown… Move the white #407 over to Viking Way, north of Bridgeport instead of 6 Road…

  • By Angela Salehi, December 12, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    Hi Sean, Keep an eye out for new Richmond schedules with revised maps. They should be available in the next week or so.

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