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8am-ish transit update for Wed Sept 9

8am-ish transit update for Wed Sept 9

Right now: trains to Waterfront are alternating between quite full and half full at City Hall. Platforms are always cleared tho. Lots of ppl get off here: about 10-20 off the half full trains, and 30-40 on the full trains. Southbound trains are basically empty. Lots of room!

Many exiting City Hall are going to the 99 westbound now. Probably about 30-40 ppl here constantly. Buses are managing to clear the stops though.

Which brings me to a side note: yesterday the 43 and 41 were certainly not seeing these lineups. Students, if you can, try alternate routes: the 84, 41, 43, 49, 25, 33, etc.

News from Drew:

‪‪‪99 B-Line is experiencing extremely heavy loads now. Coast Mountain Bus is sending additional coaches from Commercial-Broadway, running empty at first to pick up customers at stations from Clark Drive westward.  Some of these are already full when they reach Main Street.‬‪ ‬‪

Many people are transferring from Canada Line to the 99B-Line westbound at Broadway-City Hall, which means they’re looking at some full buses going by (even though a lot of people tend to get off the B-Line at Cambie).  It might mean some students aren’t aware of the other options for getting to UBC:‬‪#41 & #43 (from Oakridge-41st Ave)‬‪#25 & #33 (from King Edward)‬‪#84 (from Olympic Village)‬‪ ‬‪

Canada Line trains have been very busy this morning, with the ones out of RICHMOND-BRIGHOUSE leaving nearly full and some people being left behind; the ones leaving YVR, though, are managing to accommodate the people coming in from South of the Fraser at BRIDGEPORT station.‬‪ ‬‪

PRODUCTION WAY station is getting busier, with some being left behind on the #145 SFU, but it’s maybe a 2-bus wait, and with 4-minute gaps betwen buses, it’s still not onerous.‬‪ ‬‬ ‪