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We want to hear from you on proposed 23 Main St Station/English Bay improvements

We want to hear from you on proposed 23 Main St Station/English Bay improvements

The 23 Main Street Station at Denman and Davie Street

We’re proposing changes to the 23 Main Street Station/English Bay route to address overcrowding and pass-ups, where the bus is full so you have to wait for the next one.

Located in Vancouver’s West End, the 23 serves a densely-populated corridor, multiple SkyTrain stations, and popular destinations — particularly during summer months.

Road constraints, notably along Keefer Street, Beach Avenue, and Bidwell Street, only allow for community shuttles that have a maximum capacity of 24 passengers.

That’s why we are proposing a re-route of the 23, so we can upgrade service from community shuttles to larger 40-foot buses — more than doubling the customer capacity on this route. The proposed new route:

  • Shifts westbound service from Beach Avenue to Pacific Street between Howe Street and Jervis Street – for two-way service along Pacific Street.
  • Shifts westbound service from Keefer Street to Expo Boulevard between Quebec Street and Pat Quinn Way.
  • Extends the route along Denman Street and Robson Street to serve Burrard Station.

We want to hear from you on these proposed improvements to the route. Learn more and take the survey at until Dec. 11.

Following community engagement, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, TransLink plans to implement changes to the 23 in summer 2024.


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