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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.‬‪ ‬‬ ‪

1 Comment

  • By Rob P, September 9, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    Telling people to take the 49 is a wonderful idea if it wasn’t leaving 30 people stranded at Knight and 49th for nearly half an hour as bus after bus passed by full to the gills.

    Increasing the 49 to 10 minute frequency last year just added more full buses, they should bring back the short-turn Langara bus and terminate it at Cambie instead of Ontario St. If this keeps up all semester I’m going to have to abandon the route.

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