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B-Line service coming to four new routes

March 5, 2018

Going into service in late 2019, four new B-Line bus routes will provide high-frequency, limited-stop service as part of Phase One of the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision. About 207,000 people will be within walking distance of one of the new routes.

Lougheed Highway – Coquitlam Central Station to Haney Place

  • Servicing Coquitlam Centre, Port Coquitlam Centre, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
  • Connections to Millennium Line and West Coast Express.
  • An additional 18 km of B-Line bus service.

Main-Marine – Dundarave to Phibbs Exchange

  • Servicing Marine Drive and 3rd Street between Dundarave in West Vancouver, Park Royal, Lower Lonsdale and Phibbs Exchange.
  • Connections to SeaBus at Lonsdale Quay and Capilano Mall.
  • An additional 14 km of B-Line bus service.

41st Avenue – Joyce Collingwood Station to UBC

  • Servicing Joyce-Collingwood Station, Oakridge, Dunbar and UBC.
  • Connections to Expo and Canada Lines and Kerrisdale.
  • An additional 19km of B-Line bus service.

Fraser Highway – Surrey Central Station to Langley Centre

  • Servicing Langley Centre, Clayton, Fleetwood and Surrey Central Station.
  • Connections to Expo Line at Surrey Central and King George Stations and Willowbrook.
  • An additional 13km of B-Line bus service.

B-Lines are efficient and well-used

TransLink has seen B-Lines successfully adopted in other areas, improving travel times, increasing frequency and reducing crowding for customers.

Vancouver’s 99 B-Line (Broadway)

  • Since its launch in 1996, the 99 has become the busiest bus route in Canada and the United States.
  • The route has surpassed 61,000 average weekday boardings, which is more than double that of any other route in the region.
  • There are more average weekday boardings on the 99 B-Line than on all other routes in Ladner/South Delta/Tsawwassen, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, and the Northeast Sector combined.

Surrey’s 96 B-Line (King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue)

  • The 96 is the fastest-growing B-Line in the region.
  • Ridership has increased by 77 per cent on weekdays and 105 per cent on weekends since it launched in 2013.
  • The 96 B-Line has attracted riders from other local bus routes, but has also attracted new riders. Ridership along the corridor as a whole has increased by 41 per cent since 2011.

Burnaby and Vancouver’s 95 B-Line (Hastings Street)

  • The 95 is the newest B-Line service. It launched in December, 2016, replacing route 135.
  • In fall 2017, this route had 94% of the average daily boardings as compared to the 135 in fall 2016, despite having less than half of the previous stops.

Converting the route into a B-Line with fewer stops has reduced travel time by ten minutes, allowing TransLink to increase frequency while reducing overcrowding.

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