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Have your say on the new B-Line routes and Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows Area Transport Plan, April 3 – May 31!

Next year, TransLink’s launching four new B-Line bus routes in 12 Metro Vancouver communities—that means shorter travel times, shorter waits and less crowding!

It’s part of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision for better transportation in Metro Vancouver. The new B-Line routes are:

  • Fraser Highway (Surrey Central to Langley Centre)
  • Main-Marine (Dundarave to Phibbs Exchange)
  • 41st Avenue (Joyce-Collingwood to UBC)
  • Lougheed Highway (Coquitlam Central to Haney Place in Maple Ridge)

The public is invited to weigh in on proposed bus routes, local service changes, and speed and reliability measures! Visit us at a pop-up information session and take the survey from April 3 – May 31 at translink.ca/bline

Pop-up Information Sessions: 

Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows Area Transport Plan

People who live, work, play, or travel through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are also invited to have their say on the Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows Area Transport Plan.

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows ATP will be developed in coordination with the proposed Lougheed B-Line. It will explore and aim to address transportation (including transit), cycling, walking to transit, and regional roads and goods movement.

Visit us at a public consultation to learn more:

Have your say in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows ATP! Help shape transportation in your community by taking the survey from April 3 – May 31 at translink.ca/mrpm.


10 Comments

  • By Joe, A 12 for Transit, April 3, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

    Just left my comments behind. Nice and easy.

    That Langley B-Line sure has potential. Hope for connections well into the evening to Abbotsford for the Abby Airshow: https://www.abbotsfordairshow.com

  • By Richard Nofield, April 3, 2018 @ 3:47 pm

    There needs to be better bus service for customers in Surrey if your going to improve service we would like bus service to go to the Sky Train on Weekends along 152 Street the 345 bus does not run. Also bus service should be starting early on Saturday and Sunday like at 6 am along 152 Street go to Sky Train. Weekday service the 345 bus is always packed and you should be starting this bus at 5 am not 5 30 am as the first leaves from the corner of 152 and 68 at 5 25 am it should be 4 55 am than the next one at 5 25 am we need improved service now

  • By Adam, April 3, 2018 @ 8:01 pm

    Agreed! 345 leaving only every 30min is a constant pain for timing. This bus usually fills before it even leaves King George station. Weekend service is needed as well.

  • By VIctoria Johnson, April 3, 2018 @ 5:23 pm

    319 needs to become a B-Line with bigger buses, and the skytrain needs to start earlier on Sunday and run more frequently on Saturday. All of the proposed B-Lines are in areas that desperately need the development, but while we are waiting for the LTR system in surrey can we please get a B-Line on the 319 line, PLEASE!

  • By Allen Tung, April 4, 2018 @ 9:59 am

    Hi Victoria, as Sheba said, a B-Line for the Scott Road corridor is planned. From page 15, Phase 1 of the 10-Year Vision document:

    Complete planning and design work for B-Line services that
    will be implemented through the next investment plan:
    » Between Metrotown and Richmond-Brighouse (service
    implementation within five years)
    » Between Scott Road Station and Newton Exchange
    (service implementation within five years)

  • By Sheba, April 3, 2018 @ 7:32 pm

    Victoria – I’ve read that the 319 B-Line is a later phase. They have plans for 10 routes and these are the first 4 of them.

  • By Lynn, April 3, 2018 @ 11:33 pm

    I live in the Fleetwood area of Surrey and commute 5 days per week to Vancouver. I would like to see better bus service in Surrey. The closest bus stop is the 335 more than 4 blocks away. When I work early on weekends it is not running and I must walk to Fraser Highway. The suburbs are expanding and so too must the bus service.

  • By Steve, April 5, 2018 @ 1:56 am

    I also want a B-Line for the 319 and second the fact it needs to start earlier on weekends. I commute all the way to UBC every freaking day. I mean, sure, probably my bad for having a job I love all the way that far but always boarding a COMPLETELY packed 319 is not fun. Also getting in/if when I have to work weekends? HAH… Good luck…

  • By Marie-Helene, May 6, 2018 @ 1:47 am

    Love the idea of a B-Line bus on the North Shore. However, we are losing the bus route that is just perfect as it is… bus 239. Basically, a few stops will be added at the beginning of the old route 239 (Dunderave to Park Royal) and a few stops will be taken out at the end (Phibbs Exchange to Capilano U). The difference is that the B-Line bus will only stop at every kilometer. The 10 minutes we will save travelling quickly will be spent walking…unless you happen to live close to the bus stop! What about residents who have mobility issues?One would think that residents on East 3rd Street could always take bus 228 which runs every half hour when it’s not rush hour. This bus is so packed when people start coming to the Lynn Valley Suspended Bridge. Could bus 228 run every 15 minutes to match the arrival of the Seabus?

  • By Stacy, May 24, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

    The thinking behind the proposed B-line for North Vancouver is on the right track . . . but not yet the right solution. Eliminating the 239, which makes local stops, will make transit less convenient for most people, not more because stops will be further apart = more walking to get to stops. The time saving across the entirety of the B-line route will be lost for most people in having to walk further to a bus stop. The average rider (who rides only a portion of the proposed route) will find it takes longer to take the bus. As well, the proposed B-line stops don’t take into account geography (uphill, downhill, where there are sidewalks) and density of residences. for instance eliminating the stop on 3rd and Chesterfield is a mistake.People with mobility issues or with small children are going to have problems. It would make sense to replace the 239 with a B-line IF there were huge time savings on the route, but there are not. We might be better off with an extended 239 route every 15 minutes and the infrastructure changes.

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