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Psst…more B-Line service is coming to Metro Vancouver!

B-Line bus service offers faster travel time, direct routing and connections to key regional destinations in areas that need it most. It’s a cost-effective way to reduce congestion and overcrowding on transit.

You may have heard, 80 new SkyTrain cars will be available for service in Metro Vancouver by 2020 (28 of which are arriving early!). Now, we’re excited to announce we’re preparing to roll out four new B-Line bus routes by the end of 2019!

  • Fraser Highway (Surrey Central to Langley Centre)
  • Main–Marine (Dundarave to Phibbs Exchange)
  • 41st Avenue (Joyce–Collingwood Station to UBC)
  • Lougheed Highway (Coquitlam Central Station to Haney Place)

That means faster, more frequent bus service is coming to 12 Metro Vancouver communities! These limited-stop, high frequency B-Line routes will provide, at minimum 10-minute-or-better frequency during peak periods, 15-minute-or-better frequency during off peak and operate at least 18 hours each day.

Map of proposed B-Line and Rapid Transit Routes

Once implemented, about 207,000 people and 138,000 jobs will be within walking distance of one of the new B-Line routes. Combined with the existing 95, 96 and 99 B-Line routes, 431,000 people and 413,000 jobs will be within walking distance of a B-Line—that’s about 1 in 5 of the region’s residents and 1 in 3 jobs!

It’s all part of delivering on the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision and building upon the region-wide transit expansion launched. Fifty-eight articulated buses are being added to the fleet to support this critical component of the 10-Year Vision.

What’s next?

Right now, TransLink is working closely with municipal governments and community groups.

Beginning April 3, the public will be invited to have their say on the new B-Lines and proposed service changes by taking our survey. We’ll be asking customers and residents in the areas near these future B-Lines for their input on things such as stop locations and local route adjustments. Stay tuned!

Watch the announcement


15 Comments

  • By Jordan, March 6, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

    Yes yes yes! More of this please. I only wish we could have something earlier than almost two years away. Any chance something could be earlier? Like maybe the 41st Ave B-Line (as the 43 is getting so close to being a B-Line anyways!).

  • By Allen Tung, March 7, 2018 @ 10:18 am

    Hi Jordan, as you may know, we make changes to our bus schedules to reflect seasonal changes in demand and to add more service to where our customers need it most. It’s possible more service could be added to the 43 as part of our regular service changes.

  • By Bailey, March 6, 2018 @ 4:13 pm

    While I like where this is going, one major corridor has sadly been excluded that I live on. The potential Scott Road/72nd Avenue B-Line is many years overdue, as noted by constant & severe overcrowding on line 319.

  • By Allen Tung, March 7, 2018 @ 10:16 am

    Hi Bailey, a B-Line between Scott Road and Newton Exchange is currently being studied as part of the 10-Year Vision. Bit more information on page 15 here: https://tenyearvision.translink.ca/downloads/Final%2020170727%20Investment%20Plan_Phase%20One%20of%20the%2010Year%20Vision.pdf

  • By Andrew Joyce, March 6, 2018 @ 4:24 pm

    Is it too soon to ask what route numbers will be assigned to these new B-lines?

  • By Allen Tung, March 7, 2018 @ 10:12 am

    Hi Andrew, definitely too early to say. We’ll definitely let everyone know when it’s been set.

  • By Mike, March 7, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

    Hopefully the new B-Line bus on Fraser Highway will ease the congestion because the 502 is by far the worst bus in all of Surrey. I can’t even get a seat on there half the time since they’re always taken, meanwhile we’re all crammed in like a bunch of sardines in a tin can.

  • By Joe Sugarman, March 7, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

    Ok,
    U guys really need to but a b-line on King Edward Ave. I have waited up to 30 to catch 1 bus to go from knight to Cambie. Its really bad.

  • By EMR, March 7, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

    Hopefully the Lougheed B line stays on Lougheed and does not detour through Pitt Meadows. There is plenty of service in Pitt Meadows with the 701 and 791 and so much time is lost. Its a big inconvenience for such a small area of riders, and has been since service began there in 1991. A stop at Lougheed and Maple Meadows, and Lougheed and Harris would be sufficient for connecting Pitt Meadows passengers. Any info on this yet? Will it stay on Lougheed?

  • By Allen Tung, March 9, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

    Hi EMR: At this time, the plan is for the B-Line to travel along the general Lougheed Hwy corridor. We’re working with our municipal partners to finalize the exact route. Also, as mentioned in the post, beginning April 3, we’ll be inviting the public to have their say on the new B-Lines and proposed service changes. Hope to see you involved!

  • By a, March 9, 2018 @ 12:21 pm

    ONe thing you can be sure of is that the stops for the BLine won’t be in a place where it makes sense and that you can use.

  • By Allen Tung, March 9, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    Hi a: As mentioned in the post, the public will be invited to have their say on the new B-Lines and proposed service changes by taking our survey. We’ll be asking customers and residents in the areas near these future B-Lines for their input on things such as stop locations and local route adjustments.

  • By Phillip Evans, March 10, 2018 @ 7:54 am

    Are the new 58 artics replacing the remaining 1998-01 D60LF’s or is it just being added to the fleet? 58 is enough to kill off the remaining ones in service,

  • By Kelly, March 23, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    I’m hoping that the new 41st Ave. (AKA 93) B-Line buses will have extended hours and is available on weekends. What will happen with bus #41 and #49 on weekends? 41 to Crown? Replace it with the clean and quiet trolley buses? #49 terminates back to Dunbar Loop?

  • By Jerry, April 9, 2018 @ 4:18 pm

    I saw that overcrowding on the 430, 319, and 410 is very bad during peak hours, but I’ve experienced the overcrowding on the 100 during the evening rush. Since it is FTN, can it be upgraded to B-Line later on? It is extremely packed even if I get on from the first stop. I usually time my trip to board the “via Trapp” bus because there’s less people. If only they could use articulated buses like on the 49

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