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5, N6 to stay on detoured route until December 2010

Downtown Vancouver transit riders: the #5 and N6 will now be staying on their current reroutes until December 2010.

The 5 and N6 have been detoured since the Paralympics, owing to a construction project at Robson Square. It was originally expected to be completed by September 2010, but the contractor responsible for this project has informed us that the Robson Street closure will have to be extended until November/December 2010 for them to safely finish this project.

Ergo: the 5 and N6 will remain on their current reroutes until December 2010!

Here’s a map of the reroutes again, in case you need a refresher.


  • By CJ Stebbing, April 30, 2010 @ 12:03 am

    Kids…its true what they say: always listen to the bus that talks. Because chances are, it’ll never happen again :p

  • By Ric, April 30, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    Jhen, are you still waiting for an answer to the questions I asked you on the “CMBC wants your thoughts on bus service for an international comparison survey” post about turning on the interior lights at night and the question about the flickering interior lights?

    If the questions have gotten lost in your pile of work or you didn’t get them please let me know so I can ask them again as I really want to know the reasons why they are the way they are.



  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 30, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    Ric, once more, I really must ask you to please stop using the comments on the blog to ask whether I have seen a question or not: I have seen all of them, as I get notifications every time a comment is made.

    In the thread you are asking about, I have seen that a number of people replied to you in that thread and it seems many of the inquiries you have asked have been addressed, so please just comment in that post about which ones you still feel are outstanding and I can see about getting answers.

    Please bear in mind that you ask a high number of very detailed questions on a regular basis, and under these circumstances, it is possible that one or two may be missed. Many of your questions also require investigation which takes much time and effort, both on my part and on the parts of the staff I must contact to get you those answers. Please be patient!

  • By Ric, April 30, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    Sorry Jhen, I just wanted more well explained answers to those questions and I also noticed that some have been missed which I have now asked again in that thread along with two new question about interior lights.

    Yes I ask a high number of very detailed on a regular basis as I am quite interested in buses and want to find out lots of information about them as well as strange things I have noticed with buses between different models, different model years, different types, etc.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 30, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Of course, I understand that you are interested. But just know that asking a great deal of very detailed questions does create A LOT of work for myself and my colleagues to take care of. We want to help, but if you continually overburden us with a huge number of requests, it becomes harder to keep up, begins taxing our patience, and starts to take up a lot of work time that could be devoted to other valuable endeavours.

    So my point is this: please have some respect for the work you are creating for us, and try to keep your questions to a minimum. It is much appreciated if you can think things through and ask fewer questions rather than more questions, or else it becomes easier to miss responding to them. Try to hold on to your questions and only make one comment with all of the questions you want answered in it. Or perhaps before you ask a question, think about whether you have follow up questions that might occur, and bundle those in too. Or try to make logical inferences with the answers you have been given, in order to answer the follow up questions you might have.

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