We continue to salt and sand bus loops and SkyTrain stations, but please use caution in these areas and remember to dress warmly in anticipation of potential delays.

Expect extra crowding on some routes To provide improved traction, many articulated buses have been switched with standard, 40 foot buses. This will mean some modified service, with increased crowding and the possibility of passups in some areas.

HandyDART is currently operating regular service.

B-Line service coming to four new routes

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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    • Phone: 778.375.7788
    • Address: 400 - 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, BC
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