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September service changes and optimization

September service changes and optimization

Changes are coming to some September transit schedules
Changes are coming to some September transit schedules

Fall is quickly approaching (September 23rd to be exact), and with the change in the weather comes changes in commuting patterns. This is especially true for those of us who are returning to school. To accommodate the increase in the number of people taking transit in September, there will be changes to service starting September 5. Like the changes in service in June, the number of changes isn’t huge. However, there are some significant changes for certain routes both permanent and seasonal.

As mentioned in my last post, service optimization is all about managing resources “…as efficiently and effectively as possible”, and that’s what our planning department has tried to do again this time around. For more on service optimization, take a look at my April post.

All the September service changes can be found on the TransLink website. Here are a few of the bigger changes:

  • The 5 will return to its regular routing in the downtown core, from Robson onto Granville northbound to Hastings and then Richards southbound back to Robson.
  • The C74 will be renumbered as 337. The route will remain the same; all existing stops and destinations will continue to be served. All weekday 337 service will be provided by conventional buses, with Community Shuttle vehicles providing the 337 service on weekends/holidays.
  • Weekday westbound service for the 143.will improve to every 15 minutes before 7:30 a.m. and to every 10 minutes between 7:30–8 a.m. for the
  • The following routes will return to their more frequent schedules: :
  • 9 UBC/Alma/Granville/Broadway Station/Boundary
    25 Brentwood Station/UBC
    28 Joyce Station/Capilano University
    41 Joyce Station/UBC
    43 Joyce Station/UBC
    44 Downtown/UBC
    49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop/UBC
    99 B-Line Broadway Station/UBC
    125 Patterson Station/BCIT
    130 Metrotown Station/Capilano University
    143 SFU/Coquitlam Station
    145 Production Way/SFU
    239 Park Royal/Capilano University
    480 Bridgeport Station/UBC