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Fun Poll: When did you start taking transit?

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When did you first ride public transit?

The first time I was on transit, I was only knee-high to a grasshopper.

Story is, my mum used to take my on the subway in Toronto to get me to sleep when I was an infant so I’m a transit rider almost since birth!

But not everyone needs the roar of the tracks to get some shut eye as a wee babe so first time transit users can be of all ages and all walks of life.

Vote below to let us know when you started using public transit.

Be sure to comment and let us know why you started taking transit and what mode of transit you took!

When did you start taking transit?

  • 0-5 years old (35%, 79 Votes)
  • 6-12 years old (22%, 49 Votes)
  • Teenager (21%, 48 Votes)
  • 18-24 (14%, 31 Votes)
  • 25-32 (4%, 9 Votes)
  • 33-40 (2%, 5 Votes)
  • 41-50 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • 51-60 (0%, 1 Votes)
  • 65+ (0%, 1 Votes)
  • I've never taken public transit (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 226

Superhero on the system!

Superheroes are among us and apparently they are racing SkyTrains!

Here’s the gist:

Our regional Deadpool (aka Nathan MC) leaves a SkyTrain at Waterfront then races towards Granville to see if he can catch the very same train he was on before!

Does he make it? You’ll have to watch and see!

Spoiler alert: he’s a Compass Card user. Thanks for tapping in and out!

**Although this is a very fun video, remember to be safe when you’re using our system. Please walk on all platforms and stairs to ensure everyone’s safety.**

Author: Adrienne Coling

Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station is about to get a makeover!

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Artist rendering of Joyce-Collingwood station

We’re about to start our much needed upgrades to Joyce-Collingwood Station.

Once complete, the upgrades will improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security at the fourth busiest Expo Line station outside of Downtown Vancouver.

Some of the changes you will see

  • New elevator and up and down escalators in the east stationhouse.
  • Improved station design with better lighting and visibility.
  • Better integration with the community for easier SkyTrain connections.

Project status

On site setup is expected to begin late this month.

During the first few weeks, equipment will be brought in and hoarding (fencing) will be installed around work areas. Construction is expected to continue until fall 2017.

What to expect as construction begins

Construction impacts include noise, traffic disruptions, and changes to SkyTrain service and station access. Our top priority is the safety of the public, passengers, employees, and contractors.

Work will be focused on the east stationhouse. Ongoing information about construction impacts can be found on the Joyce-Collingwood Station Upgrades page. Please note that timelines are subject to change based on construction activity.

  • Beginning in late-January, hoarding (fencing) will be installed on the platform and outside the east stationhouse, which will affect how you can enter and exit the stationhouse. Watch for entrance/exit signs to help you get around.
  • A temporary staircase will be built in the east stationhouse in February. Once complete, you’ll only be able to exit the east stationhouse until construction is complete fall 2017. Use the west stationhouse to enter the station, and watch for signs to help you get around.
  • Single tracking of SkyTrains in the area may be required.
  • Neighbours of the station can expect varying levels of nighttime noise while trains aren’t operating. Notifications will be sent in advance of particularly noisy work.

Got questions? We’re here to help!

Customer Service: 604.953.3333
Monday to Friday: 4 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Overnight Station Upgrade Customer Service: 1.866.979.0930
Monday to Friday: 12:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For more information visit: www.translink.ca/joyce or www.translink.ca/customerservice.

An update from Commercial-Broadway Station construction!

Summary of Phase 2 upgrades at Commercial-Broadway Station

Summary of Phase 2 upgrades at Commercial-Broadway Station

Construction is well underway at Commercial-Broadway Station!

Upgrades to the station will improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security at one of the busiest stations in the SkyTrain system.

Some of the changes you will see

  • An additional platform for Expo Line trains, a widened crossing over the Grandview Cut and a new walkway over Broadway to enable the system to expand for future customers as our region grows.
  • New elevators, stairs and up and down escalators to improve access and passenger flow for customers.
  • Updated design features to improve safety and security for all our customers.
  • Better integration with the surrounding community to make it easier to connect to and from the SkyTrain system.

Since construction work began in April, crews have been working on the Broadway east stationhouse and within the Grandview Cut constructing the new pedestrian crossing.

Work in the Grandview Cut includes the excavation for the columns to support the new pedestrian overpass. The clearing, shoring and piling works behind the Shoppers Drug Mart is also complete and the column footing in this area will follow shortly.

Below-grade work for the new Broadway platform is complete including the south column foundation for the Broadway pedestrian overpass. Current works include the forming, rebar and concrete for the new east wall of the station.

Steel fabrication work, including the new pedestrian overpass, is being completed offsite. Structural steel installation works will begin early in 2016 for the east platform of the Broadway station.

Here are a few pictures of station construction:

What to expect moving forward

Our top priority is the safety of the public, passengers, employees, and contractors.

Due to the nature of construction activity, we recognize there will be impacts to the public, including noise, traffic impacts, and changes to SkyTrain service and station access.

Here is a summary of the short-term work that passengers and neighbours can expect:

  • Construction of the new Grandview Cut crossing will continue and the existing overpass will be narrowed.
  • Construction of the new platform east of the existing Broadway guideway will continue. This work includes making cuts to the existing roof beam, erecting new support columns, and removing, reattaching, and in some places demolishing, overhead structures. Much of this work will happen at night due to the close proximity to the SkyTrain guideway.
  • Noise associated with large construction projects, including nighttime work with varying levels of noise while trains are not operating will continue.
  • Westbound 9/N9 and 99 bus stop relocations:
    • From Jan. 21 to March, the westbound 9/N9 and 99 bus stops will move temporarily while we build a new overhead walkway.
    • Bus stops will move several times with most changes happening during the day on weekends. Please follow signs to find your stop.

Thank you for your patience as we complete these much-needed upgrades to Commercial-Broadway Station and stay tuned for additional updates throughout the project!

Got questions? We’re here to help!

Customer Service: 604.953.3333
Monday to Friday: 4 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Overnight Customer Service: 1.866.979.0930
Monday to Friday: 12:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For more information visit: www.translink.ca/commercialbroadway or www.translink.ca/customerservice.

Author: Jennifer Morland

Compass Update: Pre-loaded Compass Cards now available at Fare Dealers!

Great news for Compass users and those who are making the switch!

Most FareDealers now sell $10 pre-loaded Stored Value Adult and Concession Compass Cards for $16 – these cards include $10 of Stored Value and the standard $6 card deposit.

This means you can buy your card and hop right on transit without having to load any other products!

Speaking of Compass, Monthly Pass users are able to load February’s pass onto their Compass Card today!

You can purchase next month’s pass online or by phone starting on the 16th of each month or at a Compass Vending Machine starting on the 20th of each month.

This way, you can load the pass early and avoid any last minute rush at the end of each month.

Remember!

You can load a Monthly Pass at a Compass Vending Machine (CVM) – it loads immediately!

You can find CVMs at all SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express stations, BC Ferries Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay terminals and 18 different London Drugs locations across the region.

You also have the option of AutoLoad when you register your card at compasscard.ca.

This means your Monthly Pass or Stored Value will always load automatically so you never have to worry about it!

Balance protection is another great benefit of registering your card!

So, if your card is ever lost or stolen, you won’t lose the products you’ve purchased.

Have more questions about Compass?
Ask away at askcompass.ca
Learn lots more with our Compass 101 video playlist: youtube.com/translink

Author: Adrienne Coling

On this day in Buzzer blog history: January 16

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Welcome to Throwback City. Population: Buzzer blog!

With this series we re-publish some awesome old pieces from days in the Buzzer blog’s history.

Today we look at January 16, 2008. The Buzzer blog was a mere pup, not even a year old!

The Canada Line was shiny and brand new and the Buzzer blog editor at the time took to interviewing two talented photographers who just happened to be the artists behind the largest collection of Canada Line construction photos!

Go back in time and enjoy!


 

Profile: Tafyrn & Seamora Palecloud, Canada Line construction photographers

Author: Jhenifer Pabillano

A double rainbow over the Operations and Maintenance Centre --- one of the many fabulous photos found at Canada Line Photography.

A double rainbow over the Canada Line’s Operations and Maintenance Centre — one of the many fabulous photos found at Canada Line Photography.

For Friday, here’s the second profile in a series on Lower Mainland transit enthusiasts — our first was on the Trans Vancouver bus photo archive.

Look up “Canada Line photos” in Google, and the first hit you’ll get is Canada Line Photography, an enormous repository of terrific photographs chronicling the train line’s construction.

There are two people behind the site, Tafyrn and Seamora Palecloud, who were kind enough to do an interview with me for the Buzzer blog. (And I did ask about their unusual names: Tafyrn just laughed, saying, “As you probably know, it’s good practice not to use our real names on the internet.”)

So, here’s the interview, and sprinkled throughout you’ll find some of the Canada Line photos that Tafyrn and Seamora consider favourites—they link back to related pages from the Canada Line photo blog, too.

Tafyrn, Seamora — thanks again so much for helping me put this together!

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Metrotown single tracking begins January 17, 2016

Summary of station upgrades at Metrotown Station

Summary of station upgrades at Metrotown Station

As part of the station upgrades at Metrotown station, work needs to be done to strengthen the platform.

Because of this, SkyTrain will be single tracking at this station as well as Patterson.

Work is scheduled for January 17 to January 28, Sundays through Thursdays from 9pm until the end of service.

During these times the Millennium Line will operate from VCC-Clark to Columbia only.

Please note!

Be sure to allow 12-15 minutes extra travel time on these nights.

The start of work will be delayed on special event evenings to accommodate crowds .

Passengers can stay up-to-date throughout construction by visiting translink.ca/OnTrack.

Author: Adrienne Coling

Bill and TransLink’s excellent adventure: A brief history of 35 years in transit

Bill with the 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascots

When Bill started as a farebox attendant in 1980, no one could have known it would be the start of a 35 year career at TransLink! Over the years, he’s seen more than a few changes to our system. From the early years of the SeaBus and the opening of Expo Line in 1986 to the expansion of our system for the 2010 Winter Olympics with the Canada Line, Bill’s been around for it all.

Now TransLink’s Community Relations Officer for Government and Community Engagement, Bill is the contact between our organization and other agencies who are interested in learning what TransLink does. Giving tours to interested parties from all around the world, he not only fills agencies in on how transit works in Metro Vancouver, he’s a wealth of information on everything TransLink.

With Bill’s history at TransLink, I’d be nuts not to chat with him about his experience. I checked in with Bill for a brief historical tour of his career and a rundown of where TransLink’s been and where we might be headed.

What do you feel has been the best addition to our system over the last 35 years?

I guess, that’s a toss-up between advances in customer information and the SkyTrain System. On the customer information side of things, what we can provide for customers to let them know when their bus is coming to their stop has really changed. Online information through social media and what you can do at home through trip planning is a whole new package of technology that makes access to information so much easier.

I guess the other would be SkyTrain itself. We don’t realize how spoiled we are in Vancouver with the level of service that SkyTrain provides. You go to any other major city and you might have more capacity when a train arrives, but you’ll have a longer wait until it does.

Anything you miss about our transit system that is no longer around?

I miss the Brill buses. They had certain quirks and sounds to them as well as a distinctive look that was unique to Vancouver. You would find those types of buses elsewhere, but we kept them in service long after other people had retired them. They started in 1948 and they were still operating in 1984 and even as late at 1986. That’s a long time for any bus!

How has transit technology changed?

Over the years, the automation control for the SkyTrain and Canada Line has not changed much. Essentially they do the same thing or use the same or similar technology as they always have. In terms of the bus side there has really been a change in how bus service is delivered. For example, the way the buses run now, where there used to be complex wiring, it is now run on a data network which connects different parts of the bus together. You have computer controls everywhere in the vehicle, but you also have really significant changes in technology from the customer point of view that has changed people’s lives in term of how accessible the buses are now compared with when I started. There are no stairs in the buses anymore. There are on board announcement, audio announcements and visual display announcement for every stop along the line. This technology also means that we are able to track the fleet every moment of the day and share that information with the customers.

What do you like best about giving tours of our transit system?

Everyday is different and I never know what is coming at me. My favourite part about giving tours is to impart information and also listen to others to hear what their needs are and their thoughts on the system. Anytime I’ve done tours and brought people out to our properties, the one thing that comes across to me is how proud people are about where they work and what they do.

What is your most memorable moment so far at TransLink?

I have a lot of unique opportunities. I’ve met two Prime Ministers (Paul Martin and Stephen Harper) and helped plan the opening of the Millenium Line and the Canada Line. I also got to do some really neat things like helping to plan for the christen the SeaBus.

Just curious, but how do you christen a SeaBus?

The christening was a neat ceremony to plan for. The SeaBus was put up on blocks and a nice champagne bottle was wrapped up and then broken on the vessel. Senior SeaBus employee Maureen Hayes, the longest-serving female SeaBus employee, stepped up to perform the ceremony.

During our interview, Bill shared a few other memorable moments with me, including that he used to do a little bit of social media for TransLink. According to Bill, during the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey game, he was tweeting out the score for our riders!

Thanks Bill for sharing your story!

Author: Laura Tennant

Fun poll results! There’s no clear transit app champ

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Last year (isn’t it weird to say that?) we asked you which transit apps you use to get around Metro Vancouver.

Well, we’ve tallied votes and the results are in!

Transit DB squeaked into top spot with 40 per cent with Transit App and Google Maps tying for a close second with 38 per cent.

City Mapper took in 13 per cent and Radar for Metro Vancouver buses followed with 10 per cent.

The apps with the least votes were Live Transit and Bus Tracker with six and three per cent respectively.

Funny that in a best app poll, the one listed mobile site (Transit DB), took home the most votes!

Thanks to everyone who participated and for all your app suggestions in the comments section!

**NOTE: Results are based on multiple votes per person**

Author: Laura Tennant

Buses: The next generation

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The newest member of our bus family

Some cool news for bus fans!

TransLink will soon have 21 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 articulated 60-foot buses in our fleet!

Each bus will help TransLink be even greener because they are all diesel-electric hybrids!

Twelve of the new buses will serve routes out of the Surrey Transit Centre (STC) replacing all of the existing articulated buses on the 96 B-Line.

The rest of the buses will call Burnaby Transit Centre (BTC) home and will add to the modernization of the articulated bus fleet in Burnaby.

This includes the 99 B-Line, the 135 and the 44, to name a few!

There are some great new features with these buses, including:

– LED headlights
– A better-optimized seating layout
– Electric doors which provide consistent opening and closing times
– Air conditioning!

Where the rubber meets the road

The artics at STC will start to be in service at the end of January with all of them on the road by March.

At BTC, the new buses will start being integrated onto the routes mid-February with full service in March.

Author: Adrienne Coling

Farewell FareSavers, Hello Compass

Ending in January (or until FareDealers supplies last), FareSaver tickets will no longer be sold.

But fear not! FareSavers will still be accepted on our transit system.

Customers can keep using FareSavers on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and HandyDART until all gates are closed. After gates close, customers can continue using FareSavers on buses.

Loading Stored Value on your Compass Card is the new way to get the FareSaver rate!

No more scrambling for change or running out in the rain to buy FareSavers—with Compass, you can load Stored Value at any time, from almost anywhere.

When you load Stored Value it’s like loading cash to your Compass Card so you can pay-as-you-go.

No matter how far you’re going, or what time of day, Compass automatically calculates the correct fare and you still have that 90-minute transfer window that you had with FareSavers.

This means Stored Value on your Compass Card gives you the flexibility to travel through as many zones as you like without having to stop to upgrade your fare.

Once you start tapping with you Compass Card, remember to tap in and out at rail and SeaBus stations to ensure you are charged the correct fare!

Here’s a few easy ways to load Stored Value on your Compass Card:

  • Compass Vending Machines located at SeaBus, West Coast Express and SkyTrain Stations and select London Drugs locations
  • Online at compasscard.ca
  • By phone at 604.398.2042
  • In person at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown station or the West Coast Express Office

You can learn more about Compass on our website or you can check out our Compass 101 videos for tips on the Compass basics.

Have Compass questions? Ask away at AskCompass.ca!

Author: Laura Tennant

Here’s lookin’ at you, 2015!

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As 2015 comes to a close we thought an end of year wrap up was in order!

After all, the past 12 months had more than a handful of memorable transit moments.

From the plebiscite and transit anniversaries to the Compass Card roll-out and fare structure changes, this year had it all!

So, in no particular order, let’s take a look at some of what made 2015 a year to remember:

Transportation and Transit Plebiscite

plebiscite-vector- smMarch 16, 2015 marked the beginning of the Transportation and Transit plebiscite.

Voting packages were mailed out and voters were asked to decide if they supported the 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax (in the form of a provincial sales tax). The tax would support improvements for better transit and transportation in the region.

On July 2nd, the results were announced— Metro Vancouver voted against the 0.5% tax.

Compass Card roll-out

In 2015 more people started tapping their Compass Cards on the system than ever before.
Compass Vending Machines were installed at all SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express stations with U-Pass BC holders and West Coast Express customers kicking off the transition in June.
Since then, even more customers have made the switch to Compass!
Starting January 1, 2016 traditional Monthly Pass FareCards are no longer valid and Monthly Passes are on Compass only so there will be a surge of users in the New Year.
We’ve also been closing more and more faregates across the system in order to help remind riders to tap in and out on SkyTrain, SeaBus, Canada Line and West Coast Express.
To help this transition go as smoothly as possible, we produced many Compass 101 videos to help our riders learn the Compass basics!

Fare Structure Changes — Bus Anywhere with 1-Zone Fare

2015 also brought with it changes to our fare structure.afs_bus_anywhere_1200x628

As of October 5th, all travel by bus became a 1-zone fare.

With the new 1-zone bus fare riders can now bus across Metro Vancouver with just a one-zone bus fare.

In November, we asked in a Buzzer blog poll how the 1-zone bus fare has changed your travel — about half of you said your commute became less expensive!

I Love Transit Week 2015

And who could forget I Love Transit Week 2015?buzzer_header_ilovetransit

We took adult campers and kid campers to our transit facilities, held contests and had special blog content dedicated to transit love!

We even did a special I Love Transit print Buzzer!

If those brilliantly coloured print Buzzers aren’t a 2015 highlight, then I don’t know what is!

125 years of Transit, SkyTrain 30th Birthday and Transit Police 10th Anniversary

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Davie streetcar, 1903

What a year for transit anniversaries!

First we celebrated 125 years of transit in June with vintage trolley rides, old photos of our system and special interviews with transit historians like Angus McIntyre.

The celebration continued on December 4 when Transit Police celebrated 10 years as a police service and 30 years serving the transit system!

Finally, in honour of the SkyTrain’s 30th Birthday, we threw back to more than a few hilarious 80’s videos and photos of SkyTrain’s early years.

All in all it’s been a busy year! Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments section!

Author: Laura Tennant

Animals on transit holiday round-up!

Courtesy of London's Transit Museum

Courtesy of London’s Transit Museum

Animals are always a big hit on our social channels!

With the end of 2015 fast approaching, we thought we’d create a look back at this year with all of our furry friends that made an appearance on transit!

**Disclaimer: Animals may or may not have actually been wearing Santa hats**

First we had our little female barn owl, Eddy.

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This gal had a run-in with some crows last winter and sought shelter in one of our buses at Vancouver Transit Centre.

She was recovering at the Orphaned Wildlife Refuge Society (OWL) in Ladner until she was able to be re-released back into the wild.

Meet Rocky, as I have dubbed him!

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Caught by one of our riders, this raccoon was just trying to get on the bus! Do raccoons carry change?

Somebody said they saw an owl at Burrard station. WHO was it??

Clearly he’s not giving a hoot about being photographed!

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Apparently the way the crow flies isn’t fast enough for this bird!

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Canuck (he has his own Facebook page) rode on the SkyTrain more than once to ride around, see the sites and have a chat with an STA.

Things can get a little squirrely on transit but this is ridiculous!

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It looks as though he was surveying the bus for nuts, found none and hopped off!

Haaaaaaaaave you met  Compass Kitty?

This fluffy beastie is Prince Lion and he loves tapping his Compass Card!

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Spotted! All the way from down unda’ this ‘roo and her joey hopped on the bus during the busy holiday season.

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Stuffed as they may be, I think they still count.

And this.

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Yes, I know it’s not an animal but I’m including it, because… come on, it’s a melon waiting for a bus!

Happy holidays to all of our furry transit friends… and the watermelon!

Author: Adrienne Coling

Free transit on NYE for the 40th year!

This New Year’s Eve, don’t worry about driving or grabbing a pricey taxi because we’ve got your ride (and your fare) covered for the 40th year!

That’s right! We’ve been offering you a safe and free NYE ride since 1975 – the year of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the very first season of Saturday Night Live and the first year of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve!

On December 31, you can ride free from 5 p.m. to end-of-service on all buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Coast Express and HandyDART!

All modes will run on their usual weekday schedule plus some extensions to evening service:

  • Bus — Some routes will offer additional evening/late-night trips. You can check out the New Year’s Eve schedules here.
  • SkyTrain — Service will be extended by one hour and include more frequent trains throughout the evening.
    Last trains:
    – Canada Line to YVR-Airport — 2:05 a.m.
    – Canada Line to Richmond-Brighouse — 2:15 a.m.
    – Millennium Line to VCC-Clark — 1:35 a.m. Customers can also take the last Expo Line train to Commercial-Broadway to transfer to the last Millennium Line train departing at 2:36 a.m. to Lougheed only.
    – Expo Line to King George — 2:20 a.m.
  • SeaBus — Service will be extended by one hour. The last sailing from Lonsdale Quay will be at 2 a.m. and the last from Waterfront will be at 2:20 a.m.
  • West Coast Express —The offer of free transit applies to the 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. trains. The 12:55 TrainBus will be replaced by a 1 p.m. train. All other TrainBuses will depart at their regular times.

On January 1, all transit services will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

West Coast Express service will not be in operation on New Year’s Day.

Why not plan your trip now?
Use Trip Planner or call Customer Information at 604.953.3333.

Note: If you need service after midnight, the time must be entered as x-time. For example, put in “1:00x” instead of “1:00am”. This is because we include trips after midnight as a continuation of the previous service day, even though they fall on the next calendar day.

We wish you a very happy and safe New Year’s Eve!

Author: Adrienne Coling

Customer Alert: Capilano Road bus detours extended approximately 2 weeks

Customer Alert generic busAttention all Capilano Road bus goers!

**UPDATE: Winter Service Changes originally scheduled for January 4, 2016, will be delayed by approximately 2 weeks, due to the continued construction of the Capilano Road water main project. During this time, the 232, 236 and 247 will return to regular routing except for the portion of Capilano Road between Edgemont and Eldon.

Check out the detours below! The changes are bolded:

From southbound Capilano Rd:

232 Phibbs Exchange, 236 Lonsdale Quay and 247 Vancouver

Via regular route southbound to Capilano Rd at Eldon Rd, then via Eldon Rd, Ruby Ave, Sunset Blvd, to Edgemont Blvd.  The 236 and 247 continue west on Edgemont Blvd to Capilano Rd, then regular route beyond to Lonsdale Quay (236) and Vancouver (247). The 232 continues east on Edgemont Blvd and regular routing beyond to Phibbs Exchange.

From northbound Capilano Rd:

236 Grouse Mountain and 247 Upper Capilano

Via regular route to Capilano Rd at Edgemont Blvd, then via Edgemont Blvd, Sunset Blvd, Ruby Ave, Eldon Rd, then continue north on Capilano Rd to Grouse Mountain.

From westbound Edgemont Blvd:

232 Grouse Mountain

Via regular route to Edgemont Blvd at Sunset Blvd, then via Sunset Blvd, Ruby Ave, Eldon Rd, then continue north on Capilano Rd to Grouse Mountain.

After this detour ends, the 236 and 247 routes will return to their regular routes along Capilano Rd .

However, the 232 will remain on a minor detour for approximately 2½ months as a result of the closure of Edgemont Blvd at Capilano Rd.

Know before you go!

Head to our Trip Planner to map out your route and times.
Sign up for alerts to stay in the know about any service changes.

Author: Adrienne Coling