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Bus Route Buzz: West Coast Express TrainBus – 701

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With the opening of the Evergreen Extension, many TrainBus riders will now be able to have faster connection to downtown Vancouver via SkyTrain and the 701.

TrainBus riders will receive more flexibility in travel options with SkyTrains departing every three to four minutes during peak periods.

701

Starting December 19, the 701 will extend to Mission, however it will not stop at Port Coquitlam or Port Haney Stations.

On January 3, the TrainBus will be discontinued.

Travelling to Port Coquitlam Station? Take the 159 or 160 from SkyTrain.

How about Port Haney Station? Take the C43, C46, C47 or C48.

Heading to Mission? Take the 701 Coquitlam Central Station/Mission City Station. You’ll have access to select 701 trips that are now extended from Haney Place to Mission.

This route schedule has more arrivals and departures from Mission than the TrainBus.

Well, that’s all for now, folks! If you’d like to know more, check out the rest of the series including the live stream! Thanks for joining us for Bus Route Buzz and the Winter 2016 Service Changes.

Know before you go ! Visit Trip Planner to map your route – use December 19 or later as your travel date.
Still have questions? Contact Customer Information at 604.953.3333 or tweet @TransLink.

Author: Adrienne Coling


2 Comments

  • By Joey Connick, December 19, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

    Hi,

    Can you provide a list of which Tri-Cities routes are serviced by shuttles and which by conventional buses now that the December service change has happened? With the apparent elimination of the CXX designations in that region, it’s difficult to tell because the schedules don’t seem to make a distinction. For instance, is the new 153 route conventional or shuttle?

    If there’s somewhere online on TransLink’s website we can go to find this info, please feel free to share!

  • By Adrienne Coling, December 20, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    Hi Joey, it’s a surprise! :) Basically this was done to be more flexible with capacity. During peak periods, you’ll probably probably see a conventional bus; during off peak periods, you’re likely to catch the Community Shuttle. Thanks!

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