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Bus Route Buzz – Winter Service Changes 2017/18: Vancouver

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 Vancouver. 

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.

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5 Downtown/Robson

We’re increasing service at busy times throughout the week to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 5 minutes between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 6 minutes between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturdays:

  • Every 7 – 9 minutes between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Every 8 minutes between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

6 Davie/Downtown

We’re increasing service at busy times throughout the week to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 5 minutes between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 6 – 7 minutes between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturdays:

  • Every 8 – 9 minutes between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Every 7 minutes between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

95 B-Line SFU/Burrard Station

We’re increasing service at busy times throughout the week to reduce overcrowding. When combined with the improvements to the N35, round-the-clock bus service is available along the Hastings corridor.

Weekdays:

  • Every 5 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 6 – 9 minutes between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Every 12 minutes between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Saturdays:

  • Every 10 – 15 minutes between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sundays:

Every 12 minutes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

all-door boarding

We’re also piloting all-door boarding on the 95 B-Line to improve performance and reliability.

99 B-Line UBC/Commercial–Broadway Station

We’re increasing service on the weekends to reduce overcrowding.

Saturdays:

  • Every 7 – 10 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 6 – 7 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Every 9 minutes between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Every 10 – 12 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 8 – 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Every 7 to 9 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

N35 SFU/Downtown NightBus

We’re increasing service to reduce wait times and provide extended service throughout the night. Enjoy round-the-clock service along the Hastings corridor when combined with the 95 B-Line.

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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