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All aboard the 66 FVX!

fvx_spider_map-blueBC Transit has a new express service travelling through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley.

The 66 FVX (Fraser Valley Express) kicks off on Monday, April 6th, with free rides to celebrate this new service.

The 66 FVX will provide a limited stop express service across the Fraser Valley, and a connection to the TransLink transit system in Metro Vancouver.

Final stop for the 66 FVX is at Langley’s Carvolth Station, offering passengers the option to extend their travels by purchasing TransLink fare and boarding a TransLink bus.

The 66 FVX will operate 17 round trips on weekdays and four trips on Saturdays.

The route connects to local transit service in Chilliwack and Abbotsford, offering more options for commuting, getting around town, and improved access to the University of Fraser Valley Campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

BC Transit is responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation in British Columbia outside of Metro Vancouver.

The 66 FVX has its own fare system, separate from TransLink and other BC Transit services in the Fraser Valley; transfers are not issued on the 66 FVX. The FVX service is not included in the UPASS program.

Get more information about BC Transit’s 66 FVX, including schedules and fares here.

Author: Adrienne Coling


17 Comments

  • By cfpa, April 2, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the explanation

  • By cfpa, April 2, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

    thank you …
    The route connects to local transit service in Chilliwack and Abbotsford, offering more options for commuting, getting around town, and improved access to the University of Fraser Valley Campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

  • By Joe, April 2, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    Will BC Transit be contributing to maintenance at Carvolth Exchange as a result of the extra buses coming and going, or is it considered part of on-going maintenance expenses at the exchange?

  • By Maxwell, April 2, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    Thats really cool of how we have bc transit connections to vancouver translink buses. This really helps with the tourism area.

  • By Sean (CMBC), April 4, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    It’s pretty cool that this new service is finally here…
    I think it will be well received…
    I would hope that there are ads in bus shelters around Surrey Central, Langley, and the Fraser Valley, to help get the word out about the new service…

  • By Adrienne Coling, April 7, 2015 @ 9:51 am

    Thanks for your comments, everyone!
    And to answer your question, Joe, yes! BC Transit will be contributing to maintenance costs for use of Carvolth Exchange.

  • By Jim, April 9, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

    So it’s been running a few days now… Has there been a day yet where it hasn’t been stuck in traffic due to a crash? That stretch needs a bus/hov lane, because it is an almost daily parking lot due to inattentive drivers following to close and smashing into each other.

  • By Sean (CMBC), April 27, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

    Any updates/news on how well it’s being used??

  • By Liz, May 19, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    Hello, could you let me know, which sky train station conect to route fvx 66 to chilliwack?

  • By Liz, May 19, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

    And what is THE fvx 66 schedule ?

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 20, 2015 @ 11:46 am

    Hi Liz,
    This service is through BC Transit. The closest station would be King George in Surrey to Carvolth Exchange then to catch the 66.
    For the schedule, please see the BC Transit website. Thanks!
    http://bctransit.com/central-fraser-valley/schedules/route-overview?route=66

  • By Lisa, June 13, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    Chilliwack and Abbotsford residents want to travel to Vancouver, not Langley. The 66 is uesless. Waiting for a bus in Langley for 20 minutes plus 15 more to get to Surrey SkyTrain, makes a trip from Abbotsford to Vancouver take more 2 1/2 hours. Cannot figure our why the 66 is no extended to Surrey directly. Also too bad that it does not operate on Sundays, and very limited on Saturdays and evenings.

  • By Jordan, June 16, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    Wow, Lisa, complain much? The service just started! I’m sure if it is popular enough Sunday service will be added. But for the time being, BC Transit shouldn’t be wasting money duplicating service. If you transfer to the 555/501, then SkyTrain, it should take you around 135 minutes to get from McCallum to Downtown Vancouver. http://bctransit.com/servlet/documents/1403642444874

    Honestly, that is amazing. The fact you can travel over 71km on public transit is unheard of. Sure, it is about twice as long as driving, but what transit trip isn’t? I’m happy that such a vital connection to the Fraser Valley has been implemented!

  • By Fritz, June 17, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    Agree with Lisa. A bus to Vancouver is needed, not Langley. The folks of Chilliwack and Abbotsford have been signing petitions for years to get a direct bus to Vancouver, but the politicians apparently know better, as usual. And yes, it did take me exactly 2 1/2 hours from Abbotsford with the 66. In other words, a 5-hour round trip

  • By Laurie, June 20, 2015 @ 8:51 am

    It takes One hour and 45 minutes from Chilliwack to Vancouver by GREYHOUND. It takes 3 hours by 66 + 555 + SkyTrain, which is simply not viable. Why not have a service like the Greyhound by BC Transit? Even if it only operated 2-3 times a day. The very least they could have done is make the 66 go to Surrey.

  • By Jordan, June 22, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    I see most of the Greyhound times are closer to 2 hours, but there is an express bus that is 1h25m from Chilliwack to Vancouver. If you really want a Greyhound-esque service why not take Greyhound then? It is only $11-14 if you purchase the webfare. I don’t see why BC Transit has to duplicate this premium service. What BC Transit is doing is completing a much needed gap is PUBLIC transit bus service. The service is not meant for people regularly traveling all the way from Chilliwack to downtown Vancouver. If you have to do this trip regularly, you are definitely living in the wrong place. The service is meant to connect the Fraser Valley together (e.g. Chilliwack/Abbotsford with Langley/Surrey).

  • By Laurie, June 24, 2015 @ 9:15 am

    Because the Greyhound bus is almost always full, especially on the weekend, it runs at inconvenient times and there are too few of them.

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