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Metro Vancouver bus timetables changing this Monday

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Bala Yogesh Apr 22, 2017 11:08 am 22,131

If you’re a regular bus rider, get ready for big changes this Monday, as TransLink makes seasonal adjustments and increases services on some buses.

The move is part of TransLink’s 10-Year Vision and will mean 65,000 more service hours and improvements to 26 routes as part of their spring service changes.

While some routes are getting more frequent or being expanded, others are being discontinued for the summer to match seasonal demand.

However, TransLink predicts the service expansion will reduce the waiting times for commuters in several areas.

In a release, Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO, said the service expansion is the biggest since 2010.

“Customers will see immediate benefits with shorter wait times, less crowding and more service on 26 routes across Metro Vancouver,” Desmond said.

The 10-Year Vision will see TransLink increase bus service by 10% and provide more frequent service on 50 different routes.

TransLink is also planning for 171 new buses by 2018, five new B-Line routes, as well as increased SkyTrain and SeaBus services also.

Here are some of the changes that are scheduled from this Monday for Vancouver and the North Shore. For detail of changes in other areas, check the TransLink website.

9 Alma/Granville/Commercial-Broadway Station/Boundary (Seasonal)

  • Service between UBC and Broadway/Alma is discontinued and will resume in September.
  • If you’re travelling between UBC and Broadway/Alma, take the 14 Hastings/UBC or the 99 B-Line.

23 Main Street/Beach

  • Increased capacity between the West End and Yaletown.
  • The 23 will operate every 8 minutes during peak hours both in morning and afternoon
  • All buses will travel between the West End and Main Street-Science World station (no short trips between Yaletown and Main Street).

25 Brentwood Station/UBC (Seasonal)

  • All morning peak trips between Brentwood Station and UBC run every 10 minutes, reduced from every 7-8 minutes.
  • The 7:53 am, 7:56 am and 8:05 am buses arriving at Willington Ave/Canada Way are discontinued starting Monday, May 29, 2017 and will resume in September.

28 Phibbs Exchange/Joyce Station (Seasonal)

  • Service between Phibbs Exchange and Capilano University is discontinued and will resume in September.
  • If you’re travelling between Phibbs Exchange and Capilano Univeristy, take the 239 Capilano/Park Royal.

41 Joyce Station/Crown/UBC (Seasonal)

  • 7:56 am bus from Joyce Station discontinued until September.

43 Joyce Station/UBC (Seasonal)

  • 7:09 am, 7:33 am, 8:28, 8:39 am, and 9:10 am. buses from Joyce Station are discontinued until September.

44 UBC/Downtown (Seasonal)

  • Westbound morning peak buses run every 12 minutes, reduced from every 7-8 minutes.
  • Eastbound afternoon peak buses run every 15 minutes, reduced from every 12 minutes.

49 Metrotown Station

  • Temporarily re-routed due to City of Vancouver construction work along Southwest Marine Drive between Granville and Camosun streets until fall 2017.
  • Travel to the nearest in-service 49 bus stops (#51018, #50641)
  • Travel up to 41st Avenue and take either the 41 Joyce Station/Crown/UBC, 43 Joyce Station/UBC or 480 UBC/Bridgeport Station 

84 VCC-Clark Station/UBC (Seasonal)

  • 8:15 am and 8:30 am buses departing VCC-Clark to UBC are discontinued until September. 

130 Metrotown Station/Hastings/Kootenay/Phibbs Exchange (Seasonal)

  • Service between Phibbs Exchange and Capilano University is discontinued and will resume in September.
  • If you’re travelling between Phibbs Exchange and Capilano University, take the 239 Capilano University/Park Royal. 

210 Upper Lynn Valley/Vancouver (Seasonal)

  • Morning buses leaving Burrard Station operate at 6:20 am, 6:50 am, and 7:20 am then every 15 minutes until 8:50 am to better reflect seasonal ridership.

236 Grouse Mountain/Pemberton Heights/Lonsdale Quay (Seasonal)

  • Service is doubled on the 236, to improve connections with the SeaBus.
  • Weekday service runs approximately every 15 minutes between 9 am and 3 pm during the summer. 

239 Park Royal/Lonsdale Quay/Phibbs Exchange/Capilano University

  • Capilano Open service to/from Capilano University during peak periods is discontinued and will resume in September.

250A Dundarave/Vancouver

  • Increased Saturday service from 8 am to 11 pm 

253 Caulfeild/Park Royal

  • Increased Sunday and holiday service to operate every hour, up from every 2 hours 

254 British Properties/Park Royal

  • Increased Sunday and holiday service to operate every hour, up from every 2 hours

255 Dundarave/Capilano University

  • Increased weekday service to operate every 20 minutes, up from 30 minutes, from 6-9 am and 1-4 pm

258 UBC/West Vancouver

  • All buses will end after April 28, to coincide with the end of semester at UBC. Service will resume in September.
  • Travelling between West Vancouver and UBC? Take the 250 Vancouver/Dundarave or 257 Vancouver Express/Horseshoe Bay, transfer at Burrard at Georgia to catch the 44 UBC/Downtown.

480 Bridgeport Station/UBC (Seasonal)

  • Service operates every 20 minutes
  • Early evening service operates every 30 minutes, reduced from 15-20 minutes.
  • Last bus to UBC Loop is at 7:50 pm and the last bus from Bridgeport Station is at 7:01 pm. Regular service will resume in September.
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