Frequent Transit Network

Metro Vancouver’s Frequent Transit Network (FTN) is a network of corridors where transit service runs at least every 15 minutes in both directions throughout the day and into the evening, every day of the week. 

This 15 minute or better service runs until 9 p.m. every day, and starts at 6 a.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays. This level of service might be provided by one or more types of transit, such as buses or SkyTrain.

People traveling along FTN corridors can expect convenient, reliable, easy-to-use services that are frequent enough that they do not need to refer to a schedule. For municipalities and the development community, the FTN provides a strong organizing framework around which to focus growth and development.

Frequent Transit Network Map

 

  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Service is frequent enough to not need a schedule for most trips
  • Quicker travel times because wait times are shorter
  • Easier to make spontaneous trips and know a service will be there if plans change
  • The "hop on" and "hop off" level of service makes it easier for people to stop off to run an errand or shop during their commutes
  • High-quality transit service connects urban centres and major activity areas
  • Supports municipal and regional objectives to reduce energy use, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and congestion
  • Increased certainty about where high-quality transit service is located
  • Provides an organizing framework for coordinating land use and transportation
  • Increased certainty about where high-quality transit is located aids development decisions and investments
  • Makes development near rapid transit stations and along the frequent transit network more desirable and easier to market
  • May increase rents per square foot and lower vacancy rates for office developments that are within walking distance of a rapid transit station