Robson Re-route Becomes Permanent
August 29, 2012
#5, N6 to remain on summertime routing
The end of summer brings a number of changes to the bus schedules in Metro Vancouver, with routes serving post-secondary institutions increasing in frequency while routes that serve beaches and other “summer entertainment” destinations are reduced.
Two bus routes that will continue with the pattern set over the summer are the #5 Robson and N6 West End NightBus. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, those buses were re-routed via Burrard, Pender, Homer and Hastings Streets, to allow for vehicle-free festivities in Robson Square and then the rehabilitation work on the Square. They resumed end-to-end service on Robson since early 2011, but switched back to the alternate route in the summer. Now, the City of Vancouver will be continuing the motor vehicle closure of Robson Square to increase pedestrian space, so the current routing will remain in place.
Buses will return to Granville Mall of the day after Labour Day. This affects the #4, #7, #10, #14, #16, #17, #20 and #50. As has been the practice since the Olympics, these buses will shift to Seymour (northbound) and Howe (southbound) on weekend evenings – from 9pm until the end of service on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and the evening before a statutory holiday.
The #19 Stanley Park/Metrotown will discontinue its summer shuttles from downtown, but service will increase from every 15 minutes to every 12 on Saturdays between noon and 7pm.
Enhanced service to BC Ferries terminals will end, as of Sept. 4, as will routes serving popular summer spots like Buntzen Lake and White Pine Beach.
SeaBus service will return to 30-minute frequency on Sundays and holidays.
For full information on transit service changes taking effect Sept. 3-4, please visit the Transit Service Changes webpage.