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Transit Service Changes

Starting January 1, 2024

We implement service changes every January, April, June, and September to ensure service is provided where it’s needed most based on seasonal patterns and recent trends.

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    TransLink is proud to launch the new R6 RapidBus in partnership with the City of Surrey and the City of Delta.

    • The R6 will bring faster, more frequent, and more reliable service to the Scott Road corridor.

    • The R6 RapidBus connects Scott Road Station with Newton Exchange with high-frequency, limited-stop bus service that runs every 7.5 to 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.

    • R6 RapidBus customers will enjoy a service that is up to 20 per cent faster than local bus service, ensuring shorter travel times for customers.

    Starting January 1, TransLink is adjusting bus service levels around the region to respond to changing customer demand.

    • Service is being increased on seven routes across the region to reduce overcrowding and to better serve our customers.

    • Service adjustments are being made on five routes to provide more service during periods of high demand and to reduce overcrowding.

    We will continue monitoring ridership levels across the region to ensure service is provided where it is needed most as more and more people choose transit.


    Winter Service Changes


    Introducing the R6

    R6 Scott Road / Newton Exchange

    Say hello to the R6! Starting on January 2, we’re launching the new R6 Scott Road / Newton Exchange, providing high-frequency, limited-stop bus service between Scott Road Station and Newton Exchange from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends. The R6 will operate on a holiday schedule on New Year's Day before the official launch on January 2, when regular service begins.

    Monday to Friday

    • First trip towards Scott Road at 4:40 a.m.

    • First trip towards Newton Exchange at 5:06 a.m.

    • Every 10 minutes from the start of service to 6 a.m.

    • Every 7 to 8 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    • Every 10 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    • Every 7 to 8 minutes from 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Every 10 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    • Every 15 minutes from 9 p.m. to last trip

    • Last trip towards Scott Road at 12:55 a.m.

    • Last trip towards Newton Exchange at 1:05 a.m.

    Saturday

    • First trip towards Scott Road at 5:25 a.m.

    • First trip towards Newton Exchange at 5:55 a.m.

    • Every 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    • Every 15 minutes from 9 p.m. to last trip

    • Last trip towards Scott Road at 12:55 a.m.

    • Last trip towards Newton Exchange at 1 a.m.

    Sunday/Holiday

    • First trip towards Scott Road at 6 a.m.

    • First trip towards Newton Exchange at 6:30 a.m.

    • Every 15 minutes towards Scott Road Station from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

    • Every 10 minutes towards Scott Road Station from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

    • Every 15 minutes towards Newton Exchange from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

    • Every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to noon

    • Every 10 minutes from noon till 9 p.m.

    • Every 15 minutes from 9 p.m. to last trip.

    • Last trip towards Scott Road at 12:55 a.m.

    • Last trip towards Newton Exchange at 12:59 a.m.

    Service Increases

    10 Granville / Downtown

    Say hello to more service on the 10, with two additional trips on weekday mornings.

    Monday to Friday

    • Additional trips towards Downtown at 7:35 a.m. and 7:49 a.m.

    157 Burquitlam Station / Lougheed Station

    We're adjusting vehicle capacity to match customer demand on the 157. All trips will now operate with Community Shuttle vehicles instead of 40' Conventional vehicles on Saturdays. To ensure we have enough capacity for customers, we're increasing frequencies on the route.

    Saturday

    • Every 20 minutes from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 30 minutes)

    • Every 30 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (from 60 minutes)

    171 Coquitlam Central Station / Fremont

    Say hello to more service on the 171, with an additional trip on weekday afternoons.

    Monday to Friday

    • Additional trip on school days from Fremont & Dominion towards Coquitlam Central Station at 3:27 p.m.

    172 Coquitlam Central Station / Riverside

    Say hello to more service on the 172, with an additional trip on weekday afternoons.

    Monday to Friday

    • Additional trip on school days from Coquitlam Central Station towards Riverside at 2:53 p.m.

    503 Aldergrove / Surrey Central Station

    Say hello to more service on the 503, shortening wait times on weekdays and Saturdays.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 10 minutes from Aldergrove towards Surrey Central Station from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. (from 20 minutes)

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes from Langley Centre towards Surrey Central Station from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (from 10 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Aldergrove from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (from 12 to 16 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Aldergrove from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 20 minutes)

    • Every 12 minutes towards Aldergrove from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (from 15 minutes)

    Saturday

    • Every 12 minutes from Surrey Central Station towards Langley Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (from 15 minutes)

    • Every 12 minutes from Langley Centre towards Surrey Central Station from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 15 minutes)

    601 South Delta / Boundary Bay / Bridgeport

    Say hello to more service on the 601, with an additional trip on Saturday, Sunday, and holiday evenings.

    Saturday

    • Additional trip towards Bridgeport Station at 7:11 p.m.

    Sunday/Holiday

    • Additional trip towards Bridgeport Station at 7:17 p.m.

    745 Haney Place / Cottonwood

    Say hello to more service on the 745, with an additional trip on weekday afternoons.

    Monday to Friday

    • Additional trip on school days from Thomas Haney Secondary towards Haney Place at 2:49 p.m.

    Service Adjustments

    2 Macdonald / Downtown

    We’re making improvements on the 2 to provide customers with more space on board by introducing 60-foot articulated buses on the route. As a result, we’re adjusting service on the 2 throughout the week to provide more space at times when it’s needed most.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes towards Macdonald from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 6 to 8 minutes)

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes towards Macdonald from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 6 to 8 minutes)

    Saturday

    • Every 10 minutes towards Macdonald from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 8 to 9 minutes)

    Sunday/Holiday

    • Every 10 minutes towards Macdonald from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 8 to 9 minutes)

    99 Commercial-Broadway / UBC (B-Line)

    We’re adjusting service on the 99 on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to provide more space at times when it’s needed most.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 6 to 7 minutes towards Commercial-Broadway from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (from 6 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Commercial-Broadway from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (from 10 to 15 minutes)

    Saturday

    • Every 10 minutes towards UBC from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. (from 15 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards UBC from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (from 12 minutes)

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes towards UBC from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 10 minutes)

    • Every 7 to 8 minutes towards UBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (from 6 to 7 minutes)

    240 Lynn Valley / Downtown

    Route 240 currently operates with a mix of 40-foot standard buses and 60-foot articulated buses. This route will now operate entirely with 40-foot standard buses. To ensure we have enough capacity for customers, we're increasing frequencies on the route.

    We’re adjusting service on the 240 on weekdays to provide more service where it’s needed most.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes towards Lynn Valley from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (from 11 to 12 minutes)

    • Every 12 minutes towards Downtown from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (from 8 to 10 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Lynn Valley from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 8 minutes)

    • Every 12 minutes towards Downtown from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (from 15 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Downtown from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (from 12 to 15 minutes)

    • Every 7 to 8 minutes towards Downtown from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (from 10 minutes)

    • Every 8 to 9 minutes towards Lynn Valley from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 10 to 12 minutes)

    319 Scott Station / Newton Exchange / Scottsdale

    With the arrival of the R6, we’re adjusting service on the 319 throughout the week.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 10 minutes towards Scott Road Station from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 4 to 5 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes towards Newton Exchange from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 4 to 5 minutes)

    • Every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (from 5 to 8 minutes)

    • Every 10 minutes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 4 to 9 minutes)

    • Every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (from 7 to 8 minutes)

    Saturday

    • Every 15 minutes towards Scott Road Station from 5:15 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. (from 6 to 12 minutes)

    • Every 15 minutes towards Newton Exchange from 5:50 a.m. to 2 a.m. (from 6 to 12 minutes)

    Sunday/Holiday

    • Every 15 minutes towards Scott Road Station from 5:45 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (from 6 to 12 minutes)

    • Every 15 minutes towards Newton Exchange from 6:15 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. (from 6 to 12 minutes)

    R4 41st Avenue

    We’re adjusting service on the R4 on weekdays to provide more space at times when it’s needed most.

    Monday to Friday

    • Every 5 minutes towards Joyce Station from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (from 3 to 4 minutes)

    • Every 6 to 7 minutes towards Joyce Station from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (from 4 to 6 minutes)

    • Every 3 minutes towards Joyce Station from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (from 4 to 5 minutes)

    • Every 5 minutes towards Joyce Station from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 4 to 5 minutes)

    323 Newton Exchange / Surrey Central Station

    We will be introducing 60-foot articulated buses on route 323. The larger vehicles will provide additional capacity that helps manage current and anticipated overcrowding on this route. Select trips of route 323 will continue to operate using standard 40-foot buses, due to limited fleet availability of articulated buses.

    503 Aldergrove / Surrey Central Station

    Route 503 currently operates with a mix of 40-foot standard buses and 60-foot articulated buses. This route will now operate entirely with 40-foot standard buses. To ensure we have enough capacity for customers, we're increasing frequencies on the route and shortening wait times on weekdays and Saturdays.


    Holiday Service

    The next statutory holidays are Good Friday and Easter Monday, which take place on Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1. Check back closer to this date for Holiday Service details!

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