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Reminder: trolley buses are back on Granville today, Tue Sept 7

One of our old trolleys driving down Granville Street, before the Canada Line construction began in 2006.

Note: I’m still on holiday, returning Monday Sept 13! This is a scheduled post I prepared in advance.

Just a reminder: the trolley buses are back on Granville starting today! Make sure you check this post for all the details on the move.


13 Comments

  • By ;-), September 7, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    Yay! I was really tired of walking around the block to get to the Howe street stops.

  • By Big D, September 7, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    I just noticed as i took a stroll down Granville that at least 4 stops will NOT be re-en-stated. For example. there was a stop right in front of the Granville SkyTrain entrance heading north & south bound and both have been moved. One at helmken heading southbound. as well the stops along Granville are really spread out as they were before. It will be a little different running for a connector from SkyTrain etc. Hopefully it will be a smooth process

  • By zack, September 7, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

    Yeah! I noticed, I was along Granville “forgotten that the buses came back” This huge trolley bus honked behind me I almost freaked out but safely went back to the pedestrian strip. There still needs some kind of reminder that the buses are back because people are still walking along the street and jaywalking without noticing the buses. What’s more dangerous is that the trolley buses make little or no sound. Color coded markers along the street might be helpful.

  • By Gordon, September 7, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Coming northbound on Graville mall this morning the system that calls out the stops doesn’t call the Georgia & Dunsmuir stops.

    The Dunsmuir stop is north of Dunsmuir as opposed to instead of south of Dunsmuir near the Granvuille Skytrain.

  • By Jacob, September 7, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    The downtown canada line station neighborhood maps still have the buses on Howe and Seymour streets.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, September 13, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Gordon: I’ve passed your note along to the annunciator folks. Hopefully this will be attended to soon.

    Jacob: I’ve passed along your note too.

  • By Marvin B, September 13, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    WOW people sure are stupid on Graville Street. It’s quite a basic thing to look BOTH ways before crossing a street. People sure like walking in front of buses.

  • By John, September 18, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    Do some 152 trips via Meridian Industrial Park?

  • By Greg, September 19, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    When will the bus 17 return to Cambie Bridge from Granville Bridge and also will buses 4 and 7 return to Carrall Street ?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, September 20, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Greg: Trolley wire is tentatively slated to be reinstalled over the Cambie Bridge by December, and the #17 would return to that location after that work is complete. Going to double check on the 4 & 7 coming back to Carrall, but I think it’s sooner rather than later!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, September 20, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Greg: I’m told the 4 and 7 are tentatively slated go back to Carrall Street in late 2011, once CMBC re-aligns the trolley overhead on Carrall.

  • By ;-), December 2, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    @zack: Here’s reports the city has a proposal….
    http://vancouver.ca/mediaroom/news/detail.htm?row=168&date=2010-12-01

  • By Jimmy, December 6, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    What is the 17 routing in Downtown when it returns to Cambie and before the construction?

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