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New bus shelters and more coming to Nanaimo Bus Exchange!

Nanaimo Bus Exchange rendering

Construction is expected to begin in early 2019 and conclude in late 2019

Exciting news for those of you who access the Nanaimo Bus Exchange on your daily commute!

The Nanaimo Bus Exchange is more than 30 years old and serves the #25, the fifth busiest bus route on the system. Approximately 4,600 customers use the Nanaimo Bus Exchange each weekday.

As part of the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program [1], Nanaimo Bus Exchange is being upgraded to improve customer safety and comfort, and to help keep our growing ridership [2] moving.

These upgrades will allow us to increase safety with improved measures for pedestrian, cyclists, and motorists; improve transfers between bus and SkyTrain; and improve amenities and lighting for more comfort at the Exchange.

Improvements include:

Construction will begin in January and is expected to end in fall 2019.

To accommodate construction, the stops for the #25 and #7 will move onto the street on January 2.

Nanaimo Bus Exchange bus stop relocation sign

This sign will be posted to help you find your way

All buses will continue serving the Nanaimo Bus Exchange; however, bus stops will be temporarily relocated and some service may be slightly altered.

We thank our customers and neighbours for their patience while we improve the Nanaimo Bus Exchange.

We’re also upgrading the 22nd Street Exchange! Read about all the other improvements to our bus exchanges here [3] as part of the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision [4].

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Author: Tanushree Pillai