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Transit Service Changes

 

We have restored transit service to pre-pandemic levels. Our customers can be assured that they will be able to get back to work. TransLink and the Province continue work to ensure transit service is available as BC's economy re-starts.

We are continuing to monitor all transit service levels to ensure we balance the need to help customers get around the region, with the need to maintain and respect enhanced health and safety protocols.

Please wear a non-medical mask or face covering while waiting or on board our vehicles and transit system. This recommendation only applies to those who are able to wear a mask.

 

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Trip Planning Assistance

Due to the rapidly changing landscape caused by COVID-19, the changes below may not be reflected in third-party trip planning apps. In the interim, for assistance planning an alternative trip for a cancelled route, please use TransLink's Trip Planner or connect with one of our Customer Information agents via Live Chat or call 604.953.3333.

 

Transit Service Levels

Bus

We will be restoring our bus service to bring it up to nearly 100% of pre-pandemic levels.

Bus Service Restoration:

  • On May 11, reinstated West Vancouver, Lions Bay and Bowen Island routes: 251, 252, 262, 280, 281, 282.
  • On May 14, reinstated routes: R3, 15, 50, 68, 105, 131, 132, 222*, 414, N8, N15, N17, N22, N24, N35.
    • *The 222 Willingdon Express will pick-up and drop-off at every bus stop along the corridor until September. Customers can take either the 130 or 222 to travel between Metrotown Station and Phibbs Exchange.
  • On May 16, reintroduced seasonal routes: 42, 150, 179.
  • Continuing suspensions of some duplicated or university routes: 32, 44, 125, 143, 258, 480.
  • Continuing to monitor ridership over the summer and to focus additional trips where needed.

Starting June 22, we will be detouring four routes to make way for Broadway Subway Project construction along the Broadway Corridor. All of the changes below are ongoing until 2025 to accommodate construction for the Broadway Subway.

map of broadway subway route and bus route detours due to construction

Broadway Subway Construction Map

 

9 Alma/Granville/Commercial-Broadway Station/Boundary

Changes are coming to Route 9 to accommodate Broadway Subway Project construction (ongoing until 2025):

  • We’re extending some early morning trips to Alma from Fir to fill the gap from the detoured 14.
  • We’re swapping out buses. Instead of trolleys, conventional diesel buses will now run on the 9.

14 Hastings/Downtown/UBC

Changes are coming to Route 14 to accommodate Broadway Subway Project construction:

  • We’re moving Route 14 onto 4th Ave. and Macdonald St.
  • Changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction (ongoing until 2025).
  • Check out the new route on the map above.

16 29th Ave Station/Arbutus

Changes are coming to Route 16 to accommodate Broadway Subway construction:

  • We’re moving Route 16 onto 12th Ave. between Arbutus and Granville.
  • Changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction (ongoing until 2025).
  • Check out the new route on the map above.

17 Oak/Downtown

Changes are coming to Route 17 to accommodate Broadway Subway construction:

  • We’re moving Route 17 onto 12th Ave. between Cambie and Oak St.
  • Changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction (ongoing until 2025).
  • Check out the new route on the map above.

41 Joyce Station/Crown

  • We’re swapping out buses on Route 41. Instead of conventional diesel buses, the 41 will run on trolley buses.
  • Work is being done on the overhead wires along the Broadway Corridor to facilitate Broadway Subway Project construction in the fall.

SeaBus

We have been monitoring SeaBus ridership during the pandemic and will be increasing frequency again on Monday, August 3.

  • SeaBus departures will occur every 15-minutes between 7:15 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:15 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on weekends.

This frequency increase along with the new queuing rules will help ensure customers are able to maintain physical distance when traveling by SeaBus.

We will continue to monitor ridership and make service adjustments as required.

SkyTrain

Service on the Canada Line will continue operating at nearly the same as pre-pandemic levels until further notice.

West Coast Express

Service on West Coast Express will continue running with three trains in service.

  • Trains one, three and five will continue running with fewer cars
  • Trains two and four remain cancelled
  • Continuing to monitor ridership over the summer and add extra cars if needed

 

COVID-19 Precautions

TransLink continues to shape our COVID-19 response strategies based on best practices seen worldwide along with the evolving progress seen within BC. Visit our COVID-19 Precautions page to learn more about the operational changes we've made to keep our customers and employees safe.