More seasonal service coming to 13 bus routes this spring

More seasonal service coming to 13 bus routes this spring

Cherry blossom trees in the foreground and a couple of buses in the background

There’s more seasonal bus service coming your way this spring.

Starting April 15, as part of Spring Service Changes, we’re bringing back seasonal service on 13 routes around Metro Vancouver that take you to the great outdoors. We’re also reallocating service on 17 routes and adding capacity on Route 25, which serves Vancouver and Burnaby, to address overcrowding.

We’re re-introducing service to outdoor destinations

Customers will see more service to these destinations:

  • Buntzen Lake
    • 🚍 179 Buntzen Lake/Coquitlam Central Station
  • Belcarra
    • 🚍 182 Belcarra/Moody Centre Station
  • Deep Cove
    • 🚍 212 Deep Cove/Phibbs Exchange
    • 🚍 211 Seymour/Phibbs Exchange/Burrard Station
  • English Bay
    • 🚍 23 English Bay/Main Street Station (more capacity and service on Saturday and Sunday evenings)
  • Grouse Mountain
    • 🚍 236 Grouse Mountain/Lonsdale Quay
  • Horseshoe Bay (connect to BC Ferries for trips to Nanaimo, Bowen Island, and Sunshine Coast)
    • 🚍 257 Horseshoe Bay/Vancouver
  • Lynn Canyon
    • 🚍 227 Lynn Valley Centre Via Lynn Canyon Park/Phibbs Exchange
  • Stanley Park
    • 🚍 19 Stanley Park/Metrotown Station
  • Spanish Banks
    • 🚍 42 Spanish Banks/Alma
  • Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (connect to BC Ferries for trips to Victoria, Nanaimo, Pender Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island, and Salt Spring Island)
    • 🚍 620 Tsawwassen Ferry/Bridgeport Station
  • White Pine Beach
    • 🚍 150 White Pine Beach/Coquitlam Central Station
  • Attractions near the University of British Columbia like Wreck Beach, Nitobe Memorial Garden, and Pacific Spirit Regional Park
    • 🚍 99 UBC/Commercial–Broadway Station B-Line

We’re also removing pick-up and drop-off restrictions at all bus stops on four North Shore routes — 209, 210, 211, 214.

We’re increasing capacity on Route 25 UBC/Brentwood

Route 25 UBC/Brentwood is one of the busiest bus routes in the region. To address overcrowding, we’re running 60-foot articulated buses on most trips and eventually run all trips with articulated buses. This increases the route’s capacity by up to 30 per cent.

We’re reallocating service on 17 routes, many of which serve south of the Fraser River

We’re reallocating service on 17 bus routes to address overcrowding, including Routes 102 and 103 in New Westminster, Route 240 in North Vancouver and Vancouver, and Routes 321, 324, and 342 in Surrey and Langley.

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This spring, we’re making adjustments to 67 bus routes to help spread out our service and to better match ridership patterns. Some routes will have more service at busier times of the day and some reductions during periods with less demand.

We’re actively monitoring ridership to ensure our service is provided where it’s needed most, that’s why service changes happen every January, April, June, and September.

Wherever you want to take transit in our region, plan your journey with Trip Planner. Stay in the know for updates about your route by signing up for Transit Alerts. You can also follow @TransLink on X (Twitter) or reach our Customer Information team by phone at 604.953.3333.