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Fall Service Changes means 6,000 more spaces on transit for our customers!

We're adding more service hours across Metro Vancouver to help reduce overcrowding.

We’re adding more service hours across Metro Vancouver to help reduce overcrowding.

We hear ya — the transit system is busy!

Last year, Metro Vancouver led Canada and the United States in transit ridership growth with 407 million boardings, and the growth trend has continued into this year.

That’s why we’re adding more service hours across the region to help reduce overcrowding as part of our Fall Service Changes, which begin on Monday, Sept. 3!

We’re adding 100 more trips every day and 6,000 more spaces for our customers — made possible through new investments available through the 10-Year Vision.

More than 20 routes across the region are receiving improvements thanks to this new funding. Among them:

  • 23 Beach/Yaletown/Main Street Station
  • 25 Brentwood Station/UBC
  • 43 Joyce Station/UBC
  • 100 22nd Street Station/Marpole Loop
  • 319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange
  • 555 Lougheed Station/Carvolth Exchange

We are also improving several routes as part of the updated Southwest Area Transport Plan, which was finalized in July:

  • 104 Annacis island/22nd Street Station
  • 401 Richmond-Brighouse Station/One Road
  • 406 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Steveston*NEW*
  • 408 Richmond Brighouse/Ironwood/Riverport *NEW*
  • 410 Richmond Brighouse Station/22nd Street Station
  • 418 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Kingswood (formerly C98)

For full details and maps, please visit translink.ca/servicechanges. Stay tuned to The Buzzer blog over the next two weeks as we take a deep dive into other notable changes.

Nearly 250,000 annual bus service hours related to the 10-Year Vision have been added since the start of Phase One. The 10-Year Vision means more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access — for everyone.

And we’re just getting started! In June, an investment plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision was approved, unlocking $7.3 billion in new funding. This is the largest investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver’s history!

Know before you go! Plan your trip using our Trip Planner at translink.ca/tripplanner.

Author: Allen Tung


7 Comments

  • By Kelly, August 20, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

    It’s about time that #43 extends to 10:00 pm. I can either choose by taking the #99 B-Line to Alma or #43 to Dunbar until 10:00 pm depending on what direction leaves from UBC or from Joyce Stn. at 10:00 pm. Would love to see last bus leaving Joyce Stn. at 10 pm instead from UBC at 10:00 pm. Ty Translink.

  • By Kelly, August 20, 2018 @ 8:09 pm

    Also we need more bus route #555 with connections with route #66 from Chilliwack. Either bus #66 gets more routes or bus #555 extends to Chilliwack.

  • By Allen Tung, August 21, 2018 @ 10:52 am

    Hi Kelly, this round of improvements was funded through Phase One of the 10-Year Vision. In June, Phase Two was approved and in it are plans to bring further improvements to the 555 to reduce overcrowding. We hear from our customers more service is needed on the 555, so we’re excited to be bringing more service.

  • By Stefan, August 21, 2018 @ 9:33 am

    Is this the end of the “C” routes? It looks like all the remaining ones are getting renumbered or updated!

  • By Allen Tung, August 21, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    Hi Stefan, yep, we’ll be renumbering the last batch of C routes this service changes.

  • By Elfren Ordanza, August 23, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    If you’re nimbering the “C” routes, will the schedules stay the same?

  • By Allen Tung, August 23, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

    Hey Elfren, the schedules are staying the same unless otherwise noted at translink.ca/servicechanges. :) ^at

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