Transit Service Changes

Four times a year (spring, summer, fall, and winter), TransLink updates its bus service schedules to reflect seasonal changes in customer demand and to optimize service. The following service changes come into effect on September 3, 2018 (unless indicated otherwise).

 

 

Permanent Changes: 10-Year Vision Phase One Improvements

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday mornings to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 6-7 minutes between 7:30 and 9 a.m. (increase from every 7-8 minutes)
  • Every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (increase from every 12 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday mornings to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Eastbound: Every 4 minutes between 7:20 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 6 minutes)
  • Westbound: Every 4 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 6 minutes)

Customers may experience slightly longer waits for the 41 as we increase service on the 43.

Weekdays:

  • Every 7-10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (decrease from every 6-9 minutes)

We're increasing service on the 43 Joyce Station/UBC all day to reduce overcrowding and extend evening service until 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Customers can now take the 41 or 43 along 41st Avenue into the evening.

Weekdays:

  • Every 7-20 minutes between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 8-30 minutes)
  • Every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)
  • Every 9 minutes between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 10 minutes)
  • Every 15 minutes between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (new service)
  • Every 30 minutes between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. (new service)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekdays to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 7 minutes between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 9 minutes)
  • Every 7 minutes between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 9 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday mornings to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 12-20 minutes between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 15-30 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday evenings to reduce wait times and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 10 minutes between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 12 minutes)

We're increasing midday service on weekdays to reduce wait times.

Weekdays:

  • Every 40 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (increase from every 60 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday evenings to reduce wait times.

Weekdays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)
  • Every 15 minutes between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)
  • Every 30 minutes between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. (increase from every 60 minutes)

We're increasing service on Saturday evenings to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.

Saturdays:

  • Every 12-20 minutes from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (increase from every 15-30 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekdays to reduce overcrowding between Surrey Central Station and Fleetwood.

Weekdays:

  • Every 12 minutes between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday evenings to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 12 minutes between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekdays to reduce wait times and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 20 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)
  • Every 20 minutes between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday mornings to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 12 minutes between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekday mornings to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 10 minutes between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 12 minutes)

We're increasing service at busy times on weekdays to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 10 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 12 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)
  • Every 10 minutes between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 12 minutes)

We're increasing service on the 555 on weekdays and midday on Saturdays to reduce wait times.

Weekdays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

Saturdays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

 

The 743 will now serve Meadowtown for all trips Monday–Saturday.

 

The 744 will now serve Meadowtown for all trips Monday–Saturday.

The C41 route is now the 719 Meadowtown/Fraser Way and 722 Meadowtown/Bonson.

  • We're improving customer experience for new riders of these routes.
  • Customers can remain on bus when the destination sign changes at Fraser Way and Barnston View Road.
  • These routes will now serve Maple Meadows Station for all trips.

Route Map PDF

 

Permanent Changes: Southwest Area Transport Plan Improvements

 

 

We're extending service on the 104 to Port Royal on weekday evenings and weekends to serve the growing community.

Weekdays:

  • Service to Port Royal until 1 a.m. (service previously ended at 8 p.m.)

Weekends:

  • Service to Port Royal all day (previously no service on weekends)

Route Map PDF

We're splitting the 401 into two routes to improve speed and reliability.

The 401 will now serve the route between Steveston and Richmond-Brighouse Station via One Road.

We're also increasing service along this portion of the route to decrease wait times and pass-ups.

Weekdays:

  • Every 8 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. (increase from every 9 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)
  • Every 8 minutes between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 9 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (increase from every 15 minutes)

Saturdays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)
  • Every 15 minutes between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (increase from every 20 minutes)
  • Every 20 minutes between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

Sundays/Holidays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

 

The 408 will now serve the route between Richmond-Brighouse Station, Ironwood and Riverport.

We're also increasing service along this portion of the route to decrease wait times.

Sundays/Holidays:

  • Every 20 minutes between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (increase from every 30 minutes)

Route Map PDF

 

 

We're splitting the 410 into two routes to improve speed and reliability.

The 406 will now serve the route between Railway and Richmond-Brighouse Station.

We're also slightly decreasing service on this portion of the route to reflect ridership.

Weekdays:

  • Every 7-9 minutes during the a.m. and p.m. peak (decrease from every 5-9 minutes)
  • Every 9-20 minutes all other times (same as current 410)

Weekends:

  • Every 12-20 minutes all day (decrease from every 10-20 minutes)

 

The 410 will now serve the route between Richmond-Brighouse Station and 22nd Street Station.

Service levels will remain the same as the current 410.

Route Map PDF

Oct. 16, 2018: Delayed due to road construction in City of Richmond. 418 extension effective mid-2019, pending road completion

We're extending the 418 route to Blundell Road and Zylmans Way to provide service to the Blundell Road industrial area.

Route Map PDF

 

Permanent Changes

We're bringing all-door boarding on the 145 Production Station/SFU to Stop 51863 (by the tunnel at Convocation Mall), allowing for faster boarding and service.

All passengers with a valid Compass Card or Mastercard/Visa credit card will be able to tap and board the bus at any door (front, middle or back).

We're also making service on the 145 more consistent throughout the day to reduce overcrowding.

Weekdays:

  • Every 4-5 minutes between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. (decrease from every 3-6 minutes)
  • Every 6-7 minutes between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (increase from every 8 minutes)

On weekdays, look out for a standard bus when catching the 153 Coquitlam Centre Station/Braid Station

We’re routing the 159 Braid Station/Coquitlam Central Station into Port Coquitlam Station for better connections with the West Coast Express from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The bus will continue the regular route when the West Coast Express is not running.

Route Map PDF

Look out for a shuttle bus on weekdays and a standard bus on weekends when catching the 169 Coquitlam Central Station/Braid Station.

The 239 bus will permanently run along Lillooet Road on all trips due to changes to the road. The 239 will no longer serve Stop 51751 on Old Lillooet Road and the nearest bus stop is approximately 300 metres away.

Route Map PDF

 

We're providing more reliable and consistent 20 minute service on the 257 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Look out for a longer bus when catching the 257.

Service will be extended earlier and later every day to serve the first and last Bowen Island ferries.

  • Every 30 minutes between 5:50 a.m. and 7 a.m. (service previously started at 6:20 a.m.)
  • Every 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. (increase from 15-30 minutes)
  • Every 30-60 minutes between 8 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. (service previously ended at 11 p.m.)

The 257 is now providing direct service between Horseshoe Bay and Downtown Vancouver. For trips to Horseshoe Bay, the 257 is pickup only at Park Royal. For service to Park Royal from Vancouver, please use the 250

Effective Saturday, October 27

The 259 Lions Bay/Horseshoe Bay will now operate as the 262 Brunswick/Caulfield.

Schedules will stay the same.

Please board the 262 Brunswick/Caulfield for all trips to Lions Bay.

Introducing the 282 Mount Gardner/Snug Cove to get you to Mount Gardner on weekends.

Route Map PDF

Effective Monday, October 29

The 301 Newton Exchange/Brighouse Station will now stop at 122nd St and 72 Ave (stops 55500 and 55577).

We're extending the 335 route to Newton Exchange on the 2:30 p.m. southbound trip.

We're addressing noise complaints related to late-night bus service in Crescent Beach.

Service on the 351 will end at 128th St and Crescent Rd between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Please request a stop if you need to get off at Crescent Beach by speaking to the bus operator.

We're taking out the Port Haney station stop from the 10:18 a.m. westbound trip.

The West Coast Express does not run at this time, so the trip will be faster for customers.

 

Permanent Changes: Removal of "C" Designation

  • The C3 is now the 103 Victoria Hill/Quayside
  • The C4 is now the 105 New Westminster Station/Uptown
  • The C5 is now the 148 Royal Oak Station/Edmonds Station
  • The C6 is now the 146 Metrotown Station/Suncrest
  • The C7 is now the 147 Metrotown Station/Edmonds Station
  • The C9 is now the 109 New Westminster Station/Lougheed Station
  • The C41 is now the 719 Meadowtown/Fraser Way and 722 Meadowtown/Bonson
  • The C84 is now the 614 English Bluff/South Delta Exchange
  • The C86 is now the 616 South Ladner/Ladner Exchange
  • The C87 is now the 617 East Ladner/Ladner Exchange
  • The C88 is now the 618 Ladner North/Ladner Exchange
  • The C89 is now the 619 Boundary Bay/South Delta Exchange
  • The C92 is now the 412 Sea Island South/Bridgeport Station
  • The C93 is now the 413 Steveston/Riverport
  • The C94 is now the 414 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Richmond Oval
  • The C96 is now the 416 East Cambie/Brighouse Station
  • The C98 is now the 418 22nd Street Station/Kingswood

 

Seasonal Changes: University Service Increase

We're bringing back regular service to UBC during the morning and evening peak periods.

  • Every 8-13 minutes between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Every 8-13 minutes between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

We're bringing back regular service to Capilano University.

  • Every 10-16 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Every 10-16 minutes between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

We're bringing back the 7:56 a.m. trip to UBC.

We're bringing back four extra trips to UBC during the morning peak period.

  • 7:10 a.m., 7:29 a.m., 8:39 a.m., 9:06 a.m.

We're bringing back two extra trips to UBC during the morning peak period.

  • 8:15 a.m., 8:28 a.m.

We're bringing back regular weekday service to BCIT during the morning and evening peak periods.

  • Every 7-9 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Every 7-9 minutes between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

We're bringing back weekday service to Capilano University during the morning and evening peak periods.

  • Every 12 minutes between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Every 12 minutes between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

We're adding extra service to SFU during morning and evening peak periods.

We're bringing back regular service to UBC.

  • Four morning trips leaving West Vancouver (Marine and 25th) 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.
  • Three evening trips leaving UBC 3:08 p.m., 4:08 p.m., 5:08 p.m.

We're bringing back regular weekday service to UBC.

Weekdays:

  • Every 7-10 minutes in the AM and PM peaks
  • Every 15-30 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Every 10-15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Every 15-30 minutes between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

 

Seasonal Changes: Summer Service Decrease

We're discontinuing increased summer weekend service and resuming regular service.

Saturdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

We're discontinuing increased summer service on the 19 route between Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park and resuming regular service between Metrotown and Stanley Park.

Weekdays:

  • Every 12 minutes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Every 10-15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Every 12-15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

We're discontinuing increased summer service and implementing new regular service.

Weekdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Weekends:

  • Every 12-15 minutes between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

We're discontinuing summer service to Spanish Banks.

We're discontinuing increased summer weekend service and resuming regular service.

Saturdays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m

Sundays:

  • Every 15 minutes between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

We're discontinuing summer service to White Pine Beach.

We're discontinuing summer service to Buntzen Lake.

We're discontinuing increased summer service to Lynn Canyon Park and resuming regular service.

Weekends:

  • No additional shuttle bus between Lynn Valley Centre and Lynn Canyon Park

We're discontinuing increased summer service to Grouse Mountain and resuming regular service.

Weekdays:

  • Every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

We're discontinuing increased summer service and resuming regular service.

Weekdays:

  • Last trip to the ferry at 9:55 p.m.
  • Last trip from the ferry at 11 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Last trip to the ferry 10:05 p.m.
  • Last trip from the ferry 11 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Last trip to the ferry at 10 p.m.
  • Last trip from the ferry at 11 p.m.