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Bus reroutes and SkyTrain repair work over the weekend, Sat June 12 and Sun June 13

Summer events continue on this weekend, prompting a few bus reroutes. As well, SkyTrain will be doing a bit of repair work in the Columbia-Sapperton tunnel on Sunday, which will result in some slight delays to the Millennium Line in that area.

Bus routes affected include the 28, 50, 112, 135, 143, 144, 145, 155, C86, C27, C28, C29, C38 & 97 B-Line. Read on for more!

Saturday June 12

From the start of service to 2:00pm, Simon Fraser University will host the 5 Peaks Trail Running series. Some roads on the SFU campus will be closed and the following routes will be detoured: #135, 143, 144 & 145.

From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. the City of Vancouver will host the CAV Memorial Ride which will assemble on Boundary Road. The following route will be detoured: # 28.

Commencing at 5:00pm until the end of service, Granville Street will be closed between Smithe and Robson due to the MRDT Convention. The following route will be detoured: # 50.

Sunday June 13

From 9:00am to 6:00pm, the Annual Sapperton Street Festival will take place and will close East Columbia between Braid & Sherbrooke. The following routes will be detoured: # 112 & 155.

From 9:00am to 6:00pm, the Ladner Village Market will commence another season, closing 48th Avenue. The following route will be detoured: # C86.

From 9:00am to 12 Noon, the City of Coquitlam will be hosting their Annual Festival Parade. The following routes will be detoured: # C27, C28, C29, C38 & 97 B-Line.

As well, maintenance work in the northbound SkyTrain tunnel from Columbia to Sapperton stations will cause minor service delays to Millennium Line passengers in this area on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

  • Expo and Millennium Lines will operate every 7½ minutes each all day and evening, instead of the usual range of 6 minutes (mid-day) to 10 minutes (late night). With our current use of 4-car trains, we do not expect any sustained overcrowding or overloading.
  • Millennium Line passengers who normally ride through Columbia station (either direction) will have to change trains, and wait up to 5 minutes on the Columbia platform. Millennium Line trains will arrive and depart Columbia station at the “westbound” (normally towards Waterfront) platform.
  • There will be up to a 2 minute scheduled delay at Sapperton.
  • There should be no delay to Expo Line (Waterfront-King George) passengers, or on the rest of the Millennium Line (between VCC-Clark and Sapperton).
  • Additional SkyTrain staff will be on hand at Columbia station to provide directions and assistance. We will do our best to minimize any delay or inconvenience, and appreciate our customers’ patience and cooperation.

    A reminder to everyone that you can find further detail on these incidents at the TransLink Alerts page. Or just call Customer Information at 604-953-3333!


1 Comment

  • By Alex, June 21, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Good to know )

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