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#5 to stay on detour route until March 21, #17 back to normal today

#5 to stay on detour route until March 21, #17 back to normal today

Update! Since the Robson Square zip line will remain open through to March 21, the #5 Robson/Downtown will stay on its detour route from before the Games until March 21 as well.

That means the #5 will operate via Denman, Robson, Burrard, and Pender until March 21. It’s gone back to this detour route as of Monday. Previously, we had expected it to return to its regular route by March 4. (And stay tuned: I’m finding out if the N6 will stay on this detour route too. Turns out the N6 will be a diesel route and will be on its regular route until the Paralympics starts.)

Also, I’m told that the #17 UBC/Downtown/Oak is entirely back on its regular route as of today, which is actually earlier than expected. So hurrah for that!

I’ve updated this info in the previous post on downtown bus routes returning to regular service. Check that post out for the full details on all the downtown routes!