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What you should know about Winter Transit Service Changes

What you should know about Winter Transit Service Changes

Bus driving through Vancouver in the rain

Winter is coming and we’ve been listening to you.

In response to changing customer demand, TransLink is increasing service on 24 bus routes across Metro Vancouver as part of our Winter Transit Service Changes that take effect on January 2, 2023.

Service increase highlights

  • 23 Main St. Station/Beach
    • First morning trip departs 15 minutes earlier on weekdays
    • Wait times shortened one to five minutes on weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • 249 Lonsdale Quay/Delbrook
    • Wait times shortened by 10 minutes on weekday afternoons
  • 322 Newton Exchange/Scottsdale
    • Wait times shortened five to 10 minutes on weekdays
  • 745 Haney Place/Cottonwood
    • Wait times shortened by 30 minutes on weekday afternoons, 60 minutes on Saturdays
  • N19 Downtown/Surrey Central Station NightBus
    • Wait times shortened five to 40 minutes on Saturday mornings, 10 minutes on Fridays and Sunday/holiday mornings

Other transit changes

Service adjustments are being made on 45 bus routes in total, in order to best allocate bus service to meet customer demand. Most of these routes will have service increases at busier times of the day, offset by some reductions during periods of lower demand.

Go to for more information on specific route changes that may affect your commute.

Balancing bus service

Transit service changes occur every January, April, June, and September. They are based on seasonal patterns, recent trends, and customer demand. We’ll continue monitoring ridership all year to ensure bus service is provided where it’s needed most.

Plan your journey with Trip Planner, sign up for Transit Alerts, follow TransLink on Twitter @TransLink, or call Customer Service at 604.953.3333.

Don’t forget to bundle up out there!


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