As part of this, we’re thrilled to be implementing the first improvements from the Southwest Area Transport Plan, which was finalized in July. The plan established a blueprint for the transit and transportation needs in Richmond, South Delta, the Tsawwassen First Nation and important connections to North Delta.
Starting on Sept. 3, we’re splitting the 401 and 410, both into two routes to improve speed and reliability. We’re also extending service to new areas: Port Royal and the Blundell Road Industrial Area! Read more »
We’re back again with Phase 2 of the Southwest Area Transport Plan (SWATP) and we still need your help and want your input!
Take the survey from May 23 until June 19 and have your say, your way on proposed changes for this area.
What exactly IS SWATP?
I’m so glad you asked!
SWATP is a review of this area that will focus on improving transit service and infrastructure while addressing cycling, walking, driving and goods movement.
The planning process looks at customer experience, current and projected land use and development, transportation and ridership data as well as feedback from the public, stakeholders and local governments.
What is the goal of SWATP?
Proposed changes in Phase 2 aim to:
Provide more reliable and convenient bus service.
Provide Frequent Transit Network (FTN) service along key corridors.
Improve bus service for growing communities and large areas of employment, including industrial areas.
Make NightBus more direct for service to Richmond City Centre and YVR Airport.
Identify regionally-significant corridors for cycling investment.
Today on Bus Route Buzz, we’ve got some great news for Richmond as we continue the first round of bus improvements that the 10-Year Vision will bring over the next three years!
Richmond, are you ready for your close-up?
311 Scottsdale/Bridgeport Station
Improved weekday service to operate every 15 minutes, up from every 20 minutes, from 6-7 a.m.
301 Richmond Brighouse/Newton Exchange
Improve weekday service to operate every 15 minutes, up from 20 minutes, from 6-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.
We heard you!
401 Garden City/One Road
We’re improving service during the AM and PM peaks to provide a more reliable service to our customers. These changes will better match customer demand and reduce crowding and pass ups.
Improved and consistent morning service to every 8 minutes from 7-8:30 a.m., every 10 minutes between 8:30-9 a.m. and every 12 minutes from 9-9:30 a.m.
Improved and consistent afternoon service to operate every 8 minutes from 4-6 p.m. and every 12 minutes from 6-6:30 p.m.
Improved late night service to every 30 minutes from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
410 22nd Street Station/Railway
We’re increasing service to better meet the needs of our customers. Many customers will experience shorter wait times for buses and between transfer connections, as well as reduce crowding and pass ups.
Weekday AM peak improvements:
We’ve added additional service from 6-9 a.m.
Weekday PM peak improvements:
We’ve added additional service from 2:30-7 p.m.
We’ve added additional service from 1:30-4 p.m. and 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
We’ve added additional service from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
480 Bridgeport Station/UBC
AM, midday, PM Service operates every 20 minutes.
Early evening service operates every 30 minutes, reduced from 15-20 minutes.
Last trip to UBC Loop is at 7:50 p.m. and the last trip from Bridgeport Station is at 7:01 p.m.
Regular service will resume in September.
601 South Delta/Boundary Bay/Bridgeport Station
Provides service every 20 minutes (up from 30 minutes) on the weekend between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
We’re increasing service to better match customer demand and reduce wait times for buses and transfer connections.
620 Tsawwassen Ferry/Bridgeport Station (Seasonal)
Additional trips to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal are back!
Service increases to two buses every hour, up from one per hour, to coincide with the summer ferry schedule. Be sure to check the BC Ferries schedules!
Seasonal service runs from April 24th until September 4th (Labour Day – inclusive).
In December, we introduced Bus Route Buzz to the blog; your one-stop-shop for bus service changes.
Service Changes are here again, just like clockwork, and so is Bus Route Buzz! In this series, we will continue to provide an in-depth look at maps, schedules and route changes as well as explainer videos with our in-house planning expert, #DenisThePlanner.
We have so many exciting changes this spring to increase frequency and efficiency across our bus network, particularly in Surrey, Langley, Richmond and the Tri-Cities.
These changes, additional service and added transit areas is have been made thanks to the funding secured for the 10-Year Vision.
You may have already had heard the news, but in case you missed it, the provincial government recently announced that they are matching the federal government’s $2.2 billion transit funding commitment dollar for dollar! This funding will improve and expand transit in Metro Vancouver. You can view the press release about the announcement here.
In the coming weeks, stay tuned to Bus Route Buzz right here on the Buzzer blog for a closer look at some of the changes coming to buses starting April 24.