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Winter Service Changes include our new R6 RapidBus!

Winter Service Changes include our new R6 RapidBus!

R6 RapidBus at bus bay

Starting January 1, as part of Winter Service Changes, we’re adjusting service levels on 12 bus routes across Metro Vancouver. We’re also introducing our sixth RapidBus, which will be serving customers in Delta and Surrey.

Service adjustments on 12 routes

We’re increasing service on seven routes across the region to reduce overcrowding and to better serve our customers. We’re also adjusting service on five routes to provide more service where it’s needed.

Introducing the new R6 RapidBus to Scott Road

The Scott Road corridor has seen the highest ridership growth in Metro Vancouver with over 30,000 passengers every weekday.

The R6 RapidBus officially launches on January 2; it will run on a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day. Passengers will now enjoy faster and more reliable service on the R6, which will travel between Scott Road Station and Newton Exchange. The service runs every seven and a half to 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.

Our customers love the RapidBus for its high-frequency service, limited stops, access to bus priority lanes, and use of articulated 60-foot buses with all-door boarding.

Compared to the current bus service, the R6 accelerates bus trips on Scott Road by up to eight minutes in each direction.

The 13 other bus routes along Scott Road, like the 319, will continue to provide local service and will benefit from the R6 RapidBus road improvements which include dedicated bus lanes.

New! How to translate service change info at bus stops

We’re also introducing a new feature at bus stops for routes that experience service changes. You can now find special QR codes, which when scanned, redirects you to translated service change information. Currently, they’re available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Punjabi.

Transit service changes happen every January, April, June, and September. These quarterly changes are based on seasonal patterns and changing customer demand.

We’ll continue monitoring ridership levels across the region to ensure service is provided where it’s needed most.

Visit for more information on changes to specific routes.


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