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TransLink boosting bus service to carry up to 20,000 more people each weekday

December 18, 2019

 

Local routes adjusted to integrate with new RapidBus service

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — TransLink is increasing bus service on January 6 to improve bus service frequency and reliability where customers need it most. The significant increases in service will add 65,000 more annual bus service hours to the system, making space for up to 20,000 more people each weekday.

TransLink makes bus service changes every spring, summer, fall, and winter to reflect seasonal changes in demand and to deliver service improvements.

 

RapidBus service launching on January 6:

R1 King George Blvd (Guildford Exchange/Newton Exchange)

  • Eight-minute service during peak hours

R3 Lougheed Hwy (Coquitlam Central Station/Haney Place)

  • 10-minute service during peak hours

R4 41st Ave (Joyce Station/UBC)

  • Three to six-minute service during peak hours

R5 Hastings St (Burrard Station/SFU)

  • Four to five-minute service during peak hours

 

Outside of peak hours, all RapidBus routes will have 15-minute service or better from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. To make the bus system more efficient, there will also be adjustments to some Metro Vancouver bus routes.

 

Key changes include:

41 Joyce Station/Crown

  • New terminus at Crown Street, instead of UBC Bus Exchange
  • 15-minute service every day during service hours

43 Joyce Station/UBC

  • Service replaced by R4 RapidBus

480 UBC/Bridgeport

  • Will run peak hours only
  • For faster service between Bridgeport and UBC, customers can take the Canada Line and the R4 RapidBus connecting with Oakridge Station

 

Learn more:

TransLink Service Changes

RapidBus Program

 

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