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Fall Service Changes begin September 7th!

september Service changesThe days are getting shorter and fall service changes are in the air.

That’s right, on September 7th bus service changes across the region will come into affect!

Service changes happen four times a year, every April, June, September, Christmas-New Year, and January, to accommodate seasonal shifts in ridership and improve service for more people.

This service change is a bit different. As service changes are set to roll out on the Labour Day Holiday, it means the schedule on September 7th will reflect holiday service schedule and may not show altered bus trips. So, you may not see a change in your route until Tuesday, September 8th.

To get ready for the changes, check Trip Planner before you travel on these dates as many routes across the system have been adjusted.

To get you in the service change spirit, here’s a few highlights:

  •  Weekday trips on routes serving post-secondary institutions are back in service after the summer break, with more frequent peak hour service to UBC, SFU, BCIT and Capilano University.
  •  Increased NightBus service on routes leaving downtown Vancouver, which provides customers better late night service after SkyTrain ends for nightly maintenance.
  • Late-night service increases between downtown Vancouver and UBC.
  • Capilano Road shuttle service will provide service on either side of road closures during regional water main construction. Regular routes are detoured away from Capilano Road.

For all the service change details in your region visit our website!

Author: Laura Tennant


3 Comments

  • By Joe, August 27, 2015 @ 1:02 am

    wow that is a LOT of extra late night service

  • By Eugene Wong, August 28, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    @ All

    Yeah, I agree. It is a lot of night service. I had to do a double take.

    Maybe Translink is trying to build a market.

    ;^) I knew that we never had to vote “yes”. This extra service proves it! Just kidding. I promise. I voted “yes”, and tried to convince other people to do it, too.

    @ Translink

    Thanks for all the extra night service.

    I tried it out, when I had to do film work, which ended late at night.

    I have to admit that it was kind of scary, because I felt so isolated and abandoned, but it was exhilarating, too, because I was able to travel, without depending on somebody, other than transit staff.

    In hindsight, it felt like a trip across Canada. The GVRD felt like an entirely different world.

    Thanks also for the extra community shuttle service at UBC. This is useful for those, who want to travel across campus. I volunteer there as a participant in research projects, and the walk can be longer than I prefer.

    @ All

    I encourage you all to try out a long stretch of night service at least once in your life. Do it for the experience.

  • By Adrienne Coling, August 28, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks Eugene! I’m glad the night service worked well for you! Remember, if you do feel unsafe at all at any time on the system, you can text 87-77-77 for Transit police.

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