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Newly upgraded Phibbs Exchange opens for customers

Newly upgraded Phibbs Exchange opens for customers

A bus driving in Phibbs Exchange

Overhauled exchange provides better safety, capacity, and convenience

A newly upgraded Phibbs Exchange is open for customers – providing more space, improved lighting, and better shelter for North Shore transit customers. The overhaul modernizes the space, improves access to and from the exchange, expands capacity, and improves safety.

Completed improvements includes:

  • 13 new bus bays with more space for customers
  • A new multi-use pathway for better bike and pedestrian access to the exchange
  • A new rain garden to modernize the space and improve drainage
  • Better lighting for improved safety
  • Seven new bike lockers and new bike racks
  • New commercial retail space
  • Improved bus stop shelters and more seating
  • Upgraded design to accommodate the R2 RapidBus

Phibbs Exchange is a key transfer point for North Shore residents and Capilano University students. The exchange is home to 13 bus routes, with over 5,000 customers who use the exchange on an average weekday.

A bus pulls into a bus stop at Phibbs Exchange

Phibbs Exchange is located on the unceded Traditional Territories of xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). As part of the upgrades, public art is being installed by artists from the Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Úxwumixw and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ to honour the Indigenous history of the land. This art is expected to be installed later this year.

This $32 million investment was paid for by the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and the District of North Vancouver.

This upgrade was made possible by capital investments in TransLink’s 2018 Investment Plan. TransLink continues to work with all levels of government to identify sustainable funding sources that would allow for similar upgrades to other parts of the transit system.

The bus shelters at Phibbs Exchange


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