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Some Olympic bus reroutes are underway (and service lifts are on the way)

Just a note to remind you that a few bus reroutes started on Monday, owing to the upcoming Olympics!

Affected are the C20, C21, C23, N16, 321, 326, 395, and 502—they’re being rerouted to accommodate security zones, celebration zones, and pedestrian-only areas in the region. For the full details, have a look at the press release on these reroutes.

As well, please be aware these reroutes are the first in a series of Games-time transit changes!

More bus reroutes will start on February 1, and increased service will launch on February 12. For more detail, check out the full list of all these Olympic service changes.

And here’s some handy sources in case you want more on the Olympic travel situation:

  • www.travelsmart2010.ca – the central hub for Olympic travel info, with maps of road closures, restricted areas, and more.
  • Call our Customer Information line at 604-953-3333 if you have specific questions about TransLink services, trip planning, or reroutes. From Feb. 1-28, they will be staffed 20 hours a day, seven days a week, from 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

7 Comments

  • By zack, January 26, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    Just a correction note 321, 326, 395, and 502 are being re-routed because of the Surrey Celebration site at Holland Park not the security zones.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, January 27, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Indeed they are. I’ll give the post a little update.

  • By David, January 27, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I still think it’s crazy to remove transit from the area near venues and make people walk 8 blocks instead of 1.

  • By ???, January 27, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    It’s always a nuisance until tragedy happens and it looks like someone isn’t doing their job.

    There’s a reason why there is a security buffer.

  • By Brandon (CMBC), January 27, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    I have heard that these large security buffers are nothing new to the Olympics. Each host city has done this in the past with similar restrictions. I saw Renfrew street today just outside the Pacific Colosseum and it looks like the street has been turned into a large gated waiting area for people before the go into the venue.

  • By Francis Loh, February 1, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    waited for N19 for the 3:29 & 3:49am on Feb 1 to downtown and no buses showed up at all. My bosses wasn’t happy that we were late for our 5am shift for the Olympic Games.

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