This post is part of our 10-Year Vision Spotlight series, breaking down the nitty gritty of what’s planned in Phase Two of the Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision!
Public engagement for Phase Two of the Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision is now underway through May 11! There’s lots of improvements coming to the North Shore (Bowen Island, Lions Bay, City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver), Burnaby and New Westminster!
Phase Two builds on the momentum of Phase One, which has been full speed ahead since it’s launch early last year, bringing transit and transportation improvements throughout the region. The SeaBus joined the Frequent Transit Network and a new vessel is coming as part of Phase One.
Now, we’re planning to increase SeaBus service to meet the last Canada Line train in Phase Two. Not only that, service for myriad bus routes from Lonsdale Quay will be extended so it can meet the last SeaBus. We’re also planning to extend hours of service on the C12 and N24, reduce wait times on the 211 and 229, improving directness for the 254 and 256, and improve or expand service area for the 231.
Public consultation for the new Main–Marine B-Line is ongoing until May 31 with implementation planned for late next year. Potential upgrades, such as transit priority and enhanced passenger amenities, for this B-Line and the 95 B-Line on Hastings Street will be looked at as part of Phase Two. We’ll also be implementing a new Richmond to Expo Line B-Line!
As well, we’re expanding the Frequent Transit Network (FTN), a network of corridors where transit service runs at least every 15 minutes in both directions throughout the day and into the evening, every day of the week. The 112 Edmonds Station/New Westminster Station, 128 Braid Station/22nd Street Station and 144 SFU/Metrotown Station routes are all set to join the FTN.
Other improvements coming to Burnaby and New Westminster include extending the hours of service for the N19, reducing wait times on the 28, 101 and 116, and reducing overcrowding on the 95 B-Line and 130 Metrotown/Hastings/Kootenay/Capilano University.
Finally, planning for a potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola connection from the Millennium Line to Simon Fraser University will also begin.
Public engagement on Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision is now underway until May 11! Visit tenyearvision.translink.ca to learn more and have your say.