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UBC students: you’ve got many ways to get to school

UBC students: you’ve got many ways to get to school

A chart of the different routes you can take to get to UBC.
A chart of the different routes you can take to get to UBC.

If you’re a UBC student, check out this handy chart showing all your bus route options to campus.

We gave it out in a wallet-size card for the first week of school, but I think it’s worth sharing again, especially if you didn’t grab a copy.

What we want to emphasize is that there are MORE options than the 99 B-Line, and MORE places to catch UBC buses than Commercial-Broadway. If it’s at all possible, please do give the alternate routes a try!

The 99 is the most popular route in the system, so the other routes, while certainly busy, are just not as busy as the 99. Service has also been increased on all these bus routes for the UBC school year. (Although bear in mind that we only have so many buses, and road traffic itself is out of our hands!)

As well, remember that morning rush hour to UBC is usually 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the evening rush is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Travelling in these time periods means more crowded buses and trains, and the possibility of waits and (heaven forbid) passups. So if you can, please try to travel outside peak times.

This is probably old news to many of you transit experts, so I’d be much obliged if you could get the word out to classmates or others who might find this info useful. UBC’s TREK program also has transit tips, including a PDF of the chart above.

Also, here’s another chart showing which buses connect to which train stations, since the chart above doesn’t exactly illustrate that. The route number is linked to its schedule and route diagram!

Bus route Expo/Millennium Line Station Canada Line Station
9 Commercial-Broadway Station Broadway-City Hall Station
25 Brentwood Station and Nanaimo Station King Edward Station
33 29th Avenue Station King Edward Station
41 Joyce Station Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
43 Joyce Station Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
49 Metrotown Station Langara-49th Avenue Station
84 VCC-Clark Station Olympic Village Station
99 Commercial-Broadway Station Broadway-City Hall Station