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Fall Service Changes set to take your commute to the next level

Our busiest week of the year for commuters is the first week of September. That’s why we’re having one of our largest service increases to date! It’s the first time we’ve ever increased all three of our modes at once!

We do quarterly service changes to accommodate the needs of our customers. This time around, we’re rolling out more bus, more SkyTrain and more SeaBus service starting September 3.

By the numbers:

  • 24 new SkyTrain cars (six trains)
  • 40,000 more annual bus hours
  • 50 per cent more SeaBus capacity

More Bus

More than 40,000 added service hours are rolling out through 12 permanent bus increases. Highlights of the permanent increases include:

503 (Langley Centre/Surrey Central):

We’re upgrading it to limited-stop express service!

Monday to Friday

  • Service every 8 to 9 minutes during peak times
  • Every 10 to 15 minutes during day-time off-peak hours

301 (Newton Exchange/Brighouse Station)

Weekdays

N17 (Downtown/UBC NightBus):

To help improve late-night connections to UBC

  • 30-minute service until 5:00 a.m. (toward downtown)
  • 30-minute service until 4:30 a.m. (toward UBC)

Other popular routes receiving permanent increases include:

Robson/Downtown, 6 Davie/Downtown, 7 Nanaimo Station/Dunbar, 19 (Metrotown Station/Stanley Park), 49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop/UBC, 99 Commercial-Broadway/UBC, 112 Edmonds Station/New Westminster Station, 116 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station and 342 Newton Exchange/Langley Centre.

Back to school! Post-secondary increases are coming to the following eight routes:

Boundary/Commercial-Broadway/Granville/Alma, 25 Brentwood Station/UBC, 28 Capilano University/Phibbs Exchange/Joyce Station, 125 Patterson Station/BCIT, 130 Metrotown/Pender/Kootenay Loop/Capilano University, 145 SFU/Production Way-University Station, 258 UBC/West Vancouver and 480 UBC/Bridgeport

More SkyTrain

The 24 new cars, or six trains will bring:

  • 5 per cent more capacity on the Expo Line during peak times
  • 9 per cent more capacity on the Millennium Line during peak times

More SeaBus

We’re sailing away from 15-minute service and introducing 10-minute sailings during peak hours. That’s 50 per cent more capacity during peak hours!

Peak hours are:

  • Weekdays from 7 – 9:30 a.m. and 3 – 6:30 p.m.

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


4 Comments

  • By Nav, August 19, 2019 @ 3:40 pm

    For 112 what does permanent increase mean??

  • By Eugene Wong, August 19, 2019 @ 8:10 pm

    Naw, for #112, the permanent increase is here to stay throughout next summer, and probably the 2 weeks around Christmas. Seasonal service is only for the summer or certain times of the year.

  • By Juan, August 20, 2019 @ 12:05 am

    I am all in for the 503 upgrades. However, having the service leave from bay 10 at Surrey Central is a big mess waiting to happen. It’s almost as if we built the new stationhouse for nothing.

  • By Britney, August 21, 2019 @ 1:54 am

    It’s about time the Millennium line is getting more trains

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