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Bus Route Buzz – Winter Service Changes 2017/18: Burnaby & New Westminster

Bus Route Buzz
Bus Route Buzz is our series each service change that takes a deep dive into what’s coming to your area. In this edition, we take a look at improvements in Burnaby and New Westminster. 

TransLink makes bus service changes every quarter (spring, summer, fall and winter), to reflect seasonal changes in demand and bring more service to where customers need it most. This winter, we’re improving bus service to reduce overcrowding and wait times, expand service hours, and increase reliability.

More than 29,000 annual service hours of bus service are being added as part of Winter Service Changes that began on December 18, 2017 and January 1, 2018.

106 New Westminster Station/Edmonds Station and 119 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station

We’ve split the old 106 Metrotown Station/New Westminster into two routes to improve reliability:

  • The revised 106 route travels between New Westminster Station (Bay 7) and Edmonds Station (Bay 4).
  • The new 119 route travels between Edmonds Station (Bay 3) and Metrotown Station (Bay 7).

This change comes following consultation as part of the 2016 Transit Network Review. Thanks for your input!

128 Braid Station/22nd Street Station

We’ve increased service on weekdays to reduce wait times.

Weekdays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

130 Metrotown Station/Hastings/Kootenay Loop/Phibbs Exchange/Capilano University

We’ve increased service during Saturday evenings to reduce wait times.

Saturdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

C5 Edmonds Station/Royal Oak Station

We’ve increased service for eastbound trips to Edmonds Station during weekday mornings to reduce wait times and provide better connections to SkyTrain.

Weekdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

C7 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station

We’ve increased service for eastbound trips to Edmonds Station during weekday mornings to reduce wait times and provide better connections to SkyTrain.

Weekdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Make sure to catch #DerrickThePlanner break down these service changes in an epic episode of TransLink Generic Gameshow!

Find out what improvements TransLink is bringing to
your neighbourhood at translink.ca/servicechanges.

Author: Sarah Kertcher


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