TransLink increases service for Pride Weekend

August 01, 2019

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – TransLink is boosting service and adjusting bus routes to ensure customers have safe and reliable transportation options during this weekend’s Pride Celebrations.

TransLink is proud to participate in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade with a wrapped pink articulated bus in the parade. Starting today, the PrideBus can be seen in service on some routes that support articulated buses.

“VPS and TransLink have worked together for many years to ensure everyone has a safe, convenient, and reliable way to get to and from pride celebrations. The Vancouver Pride Society is thrilled that TransLink will be shining its brightest colours at this year's pride parade and has a more fully integrated partnership with VPS," says Andrea Arnot, Executive Director of the Vancouver Pride Society

The following changes will be in effect Sunday, Aug. 4:

SkyTrain service
Increased Expo and Millennium Line service between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Bus service
A shuttle service will operate from Waterfront station to help people with mobility issues get to a parade viewing area.

The 40-foot bus will begin picking up passengers at Waterfront Station outside of the main entrance along Cordova street at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 4. Departures for this service are scheduled for 9:40, 10:25, and 11:10 a.m. Return shuttles to Waterfront Station will be available from Eastbound Beach Street at Jervis with hourly departures from 4 to 6 p.m.

Due to street closures on Davie, Thurlow, Alberni, Robson, Denman, Beach, and Pacific streets from the City of Vancouver’s Pride Party and Pride Parade, the following routes will have adjusted service:

Date Route Time
 Aug. 2  5 Robson/ Downtown  11 a.m. until end of service
 Aug. 2  6 Davie/ Downtown  11 a.m. until end of service
 Aug. 4  5 Robson/ Downtown  6 a.m. until end of service
 Aug. 4  6 Davie/ Downtown  6 a.m. until end of service
 Aug. 4  240 15th/ Vancouver  11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
 Aug. 4  246 Lonsdale Quay/ Vancouver  11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
 Aug. 4  23 Main St. Station/ Beach  6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

A better place to live built on transportation excellence. For transit service information on the Pride Weekend, Celebration of Light, sign up for Transit Alerts at translink.ca/alerts, follow TransLink on Twitter @TransLink or call Customer Service at 604-953-3333.

More info:
PrideBus video
TransLink Alerts
TransLink Holiday Schedules
Accessibility shuttle service

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