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Heads up: transit service changes start Monday, April 15, 2013

Heads up: transit service changes start Monday, April 15, 2013

The 99 B-Line on Main!
The 99 B-Line on Main!

Look out: our seasonal transit service changes are starting on Monday, April 15, 2013!

Our seasonal changes happen four times a year in April, June, September, and December to reflect changes in passenger demand, and ensure services are efficient.

Make sure to read the the full list of changes here, but route changes of note include:

  • 620 Tsawwassen Ferry/Bridgeport Station: to accommodate the seasonal increase in demand, capacity for the route will be increased. From April 15 until September 2 (Labour Day), between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., two 620 buses every hour (up from one per hour), will leave the Tsawwassen ferry terminal and Bridgeport Station. All 620 buses will be articulated.
  • SeaBus: More SeaBus service on Sundays and holidays to reflect increased demand. Starting May 19, until September 2, 2013, the SeaBus will operate every 15 minutes (up from every 30 minutes) between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 150 White Pine Beach/Coquitlam Station: Beginning May 4, service to White Pine Beach resumes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Labour Day. Weekday (Monday to Friday) service will operate between June 10 and August 30.
  • C26 Buntzen Lake Special/Coquitlam Station Special: Beginning June 15, service will resume to Buntzen Lake with trips operating on weekends and holidays until Labour Day.
  • Routes with a seasonal decrease in demand will also see a decrease in frequency for the summer months, returning to higher frequencies in fall. That includes routes serving post-secondary institutions, who have less busy summer months, like the 9, 130, and 143.

Owing to construction, there will also be some temporary changes for the 4 route too. Here’s the reroute map, and the description of the changes:

  • 4 Powell/Downtown: From April 15 until further notice, a shuttle service will operate between Waterfront Station and the Eton/ Renfrew Street terminus. Customers traveling east will transfer from #4 Downtown at Cordova and Seymour to the #4 Powell. Customers from the east (Powell) traveling west will transfer from the #4 Downtown to the #4 UBC at Cordova and Seymour. This shuttle service will operate every 15 minutes and less frequent in the evening.
  • 4 UBC/Downtown: From April 15 until further notice, a shuttle service will operate between Waterfront Station and UBC. Customers traveling west will transfer from #4 Downtown at Cordova and Seymour to the #4 UBC. Customers from the east (Powell) traveling west will transfer from the #4 Powell to the #4 UBC at Cordova and Seymour. Shuttle service will operate every 15 minutes and less frequent in the evening.

For more information…

To learn more about the April service changes:

Share this with anyone you know who might be affected, and have a great transit trip!