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Double the fun: Double-decker buses will add to the fleet in 2019

TransLink double decker bus

Back in November of 2017, we launched our highly anticipated Double-decker bus pilot project, with two, double tall buses rolling out on various long-distance commuter routes.

If you’ve had a chance to catch one, you’ll notice that the two double-decker buses, supplied at no cost by manufacturer Alexander Dennis, have up to 83 per cent more seating than our traditional highway coaches, and double the capacity overall.

We’re loving these buses, and so are you!

Nearing the end of the pilot program, we remain committed exploring new options to better meet customers’ needs and the region’s transportation goals. As part of fleet purchases outlined in the 10-Year Vision, we plan to procure 32 double-decker buses for our fleet by 2019! If you’re looking for your chance to catch a ride before the pilot program ends, check in with our Customer Information team on Twitter to find out where you can hop onboard!

Have you had a chance to ride the double-decker yet? If so, share your experience by visiting translink.ca/doubledecker and complete the survey!

In case you missed our Instagram ride-along, you can catch up here:

Don’t forget to snap a photo of the bus, or on the bus and share it on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TransLinkTomorrow.
Have you caught the double-decker? Where’s your favourite seat on the bus?
Author: Sarah Kertcher

2 Comments

  • By Joe "AvgeekJoe" Kunzler, A 12 for Transit, January 23, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Welcome to the Pacific Northwest club that includes Community Transit, Kitsap Transit and Sound Transit!

  • By Ric, January 25, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

    With double decker buses coming, would artics still be around or will they also be replaced with double deckers?

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