You may have heard, 80 new SkyTrain cars will be available for service in Metro Vancouver by 2020 (28 of which are arriving early!). Now, we’re excited to announce we’re preparing to roll out four new B-Line bus routes by the end of 2019!
- Fraser Highway (Surrey Central to Langley Centre)
- Main–Marine (Dundarave to Phibbs Exchange)
- 41st Avenue (Joyce–Collingwood Station to UBC)
- Lougheed Highway (Coquitlam Central Station to Haney Place)
That means faster, more frequent bus service is coming to 12 Metro Vancouver communities! These limited-stop, high frequency B-Line routes will provide, at minimum 10-minute-or-better frequency during peak periods, 15-minute-or-better frequency during off peak and operate at least 18 hours each day.
Once implemented, about 207,000 people and 138,000 jobs will be within walking distance of one of the new B-Line routes. Combined with the existing 95, 96 and 99 B-Line routes, 431,000 people and 413,000 jobs will be within walking distance of a B-Line—that’s about 1 in 5 of the region’s residents and 1 in 3 jobs!
It’s all part of delivering on the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision and building upon the region-wide transit expansion launched. Fifty-eight articulated buses are being added to the fleet to support this critical component of the 10-Year Vision.
Right now, TransLink is working closely with municipal governments and community groups.
Beginning April 3, the public will be invited to have their say on the new B-Lines and proposed service changes by taking our survey. We’ll be asking customers and residents in the areas near these future B-Lines for their input on things such as stop locations and local route adjustments. Stay tuned!