Transit Network Review

 

The 2019 Transit Network Review is a part of our ongoing management of the network. It is a key component in how we identify where to put services to support areas of high ridership, provide transit options in growing areas, and deliver a basic level of transit access across Metro Vancouver

With the approval of Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision and the reallocation of current resources, we have an opportunity to deliver on more and better service across the region.

Proposed transit network changes for 2020 and 2021 focus on:

  • Delivering service in new areas outlined in the Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision and the Southwest Area Transport Plan
  • Modifying existing routes to reduce overcrowding and improve reliability
  • Expanding coverage of our NightBus network

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We need our customers, the community and our municipal partners to tell us what you think of recommended transit network changes. This feedback will help inform our final recommendations.

 

Steveston - Bridgeport - Knight St (407) PDF Map

Providing new coverage and improving reliability

Proposed Change

  • Split route 407 into two routes at Bridgeport Station
    • 407 West will connect Steveston to Bridgeport Station via Lansdowne Station (instead of Brighouse Station)
    • 407 East will connect Bridgeport Station to Knight St via Vulcan Way industrial area

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • 407 is a long route and can be unreliable due to traffic congestion through Richmond centre
  • Most passengers from south Richmond do not travel past Bridgeport Station
  • This change was proposed in the Southwest Area Transport Plan

Benefits

  • New service along Gilbert Rd and Lansdowne Rd
  • Better access for residents near the Olympic Oval
  • New direct service from Steveston to Kwantlen, and increased frequency from Bridgeport to Kwantlen
  • All day service to Vulcan Way industrial area
  • Improved reliability on route 407
  • Allows opportunity to better match service to demand in future

Tradeoffs

  • Introduces a transfer for customers travelling from south Richmond to destinations past Bridgeport
  • Introduces a transfer for customers travelling to Richmond Centre

Additional Information

  • Customers using stops on Garden City Road will need to walk 150-400m to alternate stops on Westminster Hwy or Cook Road
  • Stops on Viking Way will be relocated to No 6 Rd – customers will need to walk 100-400m to new stop locations
  • 75% of customers that get off at Brighouse transfer to the Canada Line
  • Only 2.5% of passengers that board in south Richmond travel past Bridgeport
  • Customers travelling to Knight St from Richmond centre or Bridgeport also have the option of using route 430

Riverside - Richmond Centre - Bridgeport (404/405/416) PDF Map

Providing new coverage and improving reliability

Proposed Change

  • Redesign route 404 to end at Riverside Industrial Area
  • Redesign route 405 to continue straight on No 5 Rd and end at Bridgeport Station
  • Redesign route 416 to serve Westminster Hwy and No 4 Rd, and end at Jacombs Rd at Cambie Rd

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • 405 is a long and indirect route that experiences frequent congestion and delays
  • Moving toward a grid network of service in Richmond
  • There is increasing demand for service to Riverside Industrial Area
  • There is new demand due to residential development near River Drive and No 4 Rd
  • This change was proposed in the Southwest Area Transport Plan

Benefits

  • New service to residential developments along River Drive
  • New service along No 5 Rd north of Westminster Hwy
  • Increased frequency and new connections to Riverside Industrial Area
  • More reliable and direct service on route 405

Tradeoffs

  • Introduces a transfer for customers travelling to Richmond Centre, Knight St or Viking Way
  • Loss of service to 5 bus stops on Viking Way
  • Loss of service to 4 bus stops on Westminster Hwy between No 4 Rd and No 5 Rd

Additional information

  • On average, only 11 passengers per day use the 4 stops proposed to be discontinued on Westminster Hwy
  • Customers using stops on Garden City Road will need to walk 150-400m to alternate stops on Westminster Hwy or Cook Rd
  • Route 404 no longer connects to Riverport – customers can use routes 403 or 408 instead
  • Route 416 no longer connects to Crestwood Corporate Centre – customers can use route 410 instead

Ironwood - Richmond Centre (408) PDF Map

Simplifying service pattern

Proposed Change

  • Introduce two-way service on Williams Rd between Seacote Rd and No 5 Rd
  • Discontinue service to stops on King Rd and Seacote Rd

Why are we proposing the change?

  • Two-way service on Williams Rd is more direct, efficient and easier to understand
  • Customers have requested this change

Benefits

  • Reduces travel time for customers travelling through King Rd
  • Customers whose destinations are closer to the current Williams Rd stops will no longer have to walk to/from the King Rd stops when travelling westbound

Tradeoffs

  • Customers whose destinations are closer to the current King Rd stops will now have to walk 350m – 600m to the nearest 408 bus stop when travelling westbound

Downtown Vancouver - YVR - Richmond NightBus (N10/N15) PDF Map

Simplifying and improving late-night service to YVR and Richmond

Proposed Change

  • Route N10 directly to Bridgeport Station and Richmond Centre at all times, discontinuing deviation to YVR
  • Extend route N15 from Marine Drive to YVR via Bridgeport Station
  • Extend N15 hours of service to provide connections to YVR until the first Canada Line train

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • Current N10 routing is confusing and only provides service to YVR until 3:30am
  • Phase 2 of the Mayors’ Vision provides funding to extend hours of NightBus service
  • This routing change was proposed in the Southwest Area Transport Plan

Benefits

  • N15 service mirroring the Canada Line to YVR is easier for customers to understand
  • Customers travelling between Vancouver and Richmond late at night will have a faster and more direct journey

Tradeoffs

  • Customers using the N10 to travel from Richmond to YVR will have to transfer at Bridgeport

Additional information

  • On average, only 2 customers per day use the N10 to travel between Richmond and YVR

Fraser Highway (502/503) Map PDF 

Reducing overcrowding and maintaining connections.

Proposed Change

  • Redesign route 503 to become high frequency, limited stop service between Surrey Central and Langley Centre
  • Some 503 trips continue from Langley Centre to Aldergrove serving all local stops, and maintaining current frequency to Aldergrove
  • Reduce frequency on route 502

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • These routes experience overcrowding on Fraser Hwy between Surrey Central and Langley Centre
  • Help accommodate growing ridership along Fraser Hwy until proposed rapid transit is approved and implemented

Benefits

  • Increases capacity between Surrey Central and Langley Centre to reduce overcrowding
  • Limited stop service provides faster travel time between Surrey Central and Langley Centre
  • Maintains current frequency between Surrey Central and Aldergrove

Tradeoffs

  • Travel time between Aldergrove and Surrey Central will be up to 6 minutes longer
  • Decreases frequency of local stop service between Surrey Central and Langley Centre

Additional Information

  • Limited stops: Surrey Central, King George, 140th St, 148th St, 152nd St, 156th St, 160th St, 164th St, 168th St, 184th St, 188th St, 64th Ave, 196th St, 201A St, Langley Centre
  • 503 trips connecting Surrey Central to Langley Centre will be served by articulated buses

Frequency

  • 502
    • Current:
      • Peak: 6-8 min
      • Off-peak: 15-30 min
    • Proposed:
      • Peak: 12 min
      • Off-peak: 15-30 min
  • 503 to Langley
    • Current:
      • Peak: 20-30 min
      • Off-peak: 30 min
    • Proposed:
      • Peak: 8-12 min
      • Off-peak: 15 min
  • 503 to Aldergrove
    • Current:
      • Peak: 20-30 min
      • Off-peak: 30 min
    • Proposed:
      • Peak: 20-30 min
      • Off-peak: 30 min

Links to the East Fraser Heights (338) Map PDF

Introducing new service area.

Proposed Change

  • Introduce new route 338 connecting East Fraser Heights to Guildford, via 104 Ave, 177A St, and Barnston Drive

Why are we proposing this change?

  • Connect this growing residential neighbourhood to regional transit routes and major local destinations
  • Customers have been requesting improved access to transit
  • Ridership grew by 15.6% in 2018 in the South of Fraser area
  • Delivering on the Phase 2 Investment Plan promise to introduce service in East Fraser Heights

Benefits

  • Provides all-day service to East Fraser Heights
  • New two-way service on 104th Ave

Additional Information

  • Proposed frequency: 30 min all day
  • Proposed hours of operation:
    • Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sundays & holidays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

White Rock Centre - South Surrey - Bridgeport (351/352/350) Map PDF 

Reducing overcrowding.

Proposed Change

  • Split route 351 into two routes at White Rock Centre
    • New 351 will provide service between Bridgeport and White Rock Centre
    • New 350 will provide service between Crescent Beach and White Rock Centre, served by community shuttles
  • Introduce double decker buses on route 351
  • Redesign route 352 to continue along 16th Avenue to White Rock Centre

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • Routes 351, 352 and 354 experience overcrowding between South Surrey Park & Ride and Bridgeport
  • Double decker buses will be introduced on route 351 to reduce overcrowding

Benefits

  • Reduces peak overcrowding between South Surrey Park & Ride and Bridgeport
  • Eliminates use of standard buses in Crescent Beach
  • Allows for more efficient use of resources to reduce overcrowding

Tradeoffs

  • Requires a transfer for Crescent Beach customers travelling to Bridgeport
  • Requires a transfer for North Bluff and Ocean Park customers travelling to Bridgeport outside of peak times
  • Eleven bus stops on route 352 along 144th St and 148th St will no longer be served and customers will have to walk to bus stops on 152nd St or 16th Ave

Additional Information

  • On average, 7 passengers per day travel from Crescent Beach to Bridgeport
  • On average, 8 passengers per day board at the 11 bus stops proposed to be discontinued on 144th and 148th St
  • Route 351 received the second highest number of requests in 2018 to increase frequency to reduce overcrowding
  • Route 350 Proposed Frequency:
    • Peak: 20 min
    • Off-peak: 30 min

68 Avenue Surrey (368) Map PDF 

Introducing new service area

Proposed Change

  • Introduce new route connecting Scottsdale to Sullivan via Scott Road, 68th Ave, 148th St and Hwy 10

Why are we proposing the change?

  • Connect this growing residential area to regional transit routes and major local destinations
  • Connect residents with the future Scott Road B-Line
  • Customers have been requesting improved access to transit
  • Ridership grew by 15.6% in 2018 in the South of Fraser area
  • 68th Avenue was identified for potential new service in the South of Fraser ATP and in the Mayors' Vision
  • Delivering on the Phase 2 Investment Plan promise to introduce service along 68th Ave

Benefits

  • New service along currently unserved 68th Ave and 148th St
  • Provides connection for residents to local schools and commercial destinations
  • Allows for transfers to routes connecting to Newton, Surrey Central Station, Scott Road Station and many more

Additional Information

  • Proposed frequency: 30 min all day
  • Proposed hours of operation:
    • Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sundays & holidays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

UBC Shuttles (68/70) Map PDF

Increasing frequency and simplifying service pattern

Proposed Change

  • Redesign the 68 and 70 to become one route
  • Discontinue service on Wesbrook Mall between the UBC exchange and Wesbrook Village
  • Increase frequency on new route 68 by reinvesting service

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • These routes experience overcrowding
  • 68 is the only option for customers travelling to the west side of campus
  • Following service changes related to the launch of the new 41st Ave B-Line, Wesbrook Village will have increased service capacity once served on 49

Benefits

  • Increases service frequency to the west side of campus
  • One route is easier to understand than the current 2 connected routes

Tradeoffs

  • Customers travelling from the west side of campus to Wesbrook Mall destinations, such as UBC Hospital, will have to transfer or walk up to 750m to their destination.

Did you know?

  • During the day, bus stops on Wesbrook Mall are served every 1-6 minutes by other routes.

River District (80) PDF Map

Introducing new service area

Proposed Change

  • Introduce new limited stop route connecting River District to Marine Drive Station during peak times, with 30 minute frequency

Why are we proposing the changes?

  • There has been significant residential and commercial development and population growth at River District
  • Customers have been requesting improved access to transit
  • Route 100 experiences overcrowding at peak times between Marine Drive Station and Kerr St
  • Delivering on the Phase 2 Investment Plan promise to introduce service to the River District

Benefits

  • New direct service for residents and businesses in River District connecting to the Canada Line during peak times
  • New route reduces overcrowding along the busiest stretch of route 100 and provides a faster journey time for customers

Additional Information

  • A new bus layover space will be installed on Sawmill Crescent
  • We are continuing to develop additional options for transit improvement in the River District
  • Proposed Frequency: 30 min
  • Proposed Hours of operation: Weekdays, 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

 

Information Sessions

Location Date Time
River District Neighbourhood Centre Tues., April 9 4-7 p.m.
White Rock Community Centre Wed., April 10 4-7 p.m.
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre Thurs., April 11 5-8 p.m.
Richmond-Brighouse Station Mon. April 15 3-6 p.m.
Tong Louie Family YMCA Tues., April 16 5-8 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email networkreview@translink.ca.

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