Two B-Line routes will begin to receive passengers on an all-door boarding basis beginning in the New Year.
TransLink says starting on January 1, 2018, passengers riding both the 95 B-Line (Burrard Station to SFU Burnaby Mountain via Hastings Street) and the 96 B-Line (Guildford Exchange to Newton Exchange via King George Boulevard and 104 Avenue) will be able to board on any of the three doors of the buses that operate on the routes.
This is just like the all-door boarding system that was first introduced on the 99 B-Line in 2007.
All-door boarding is being introduced to expedite the boarding process, increase the speed of travel, and improve the on-time reliability of the B-Line routes, which are rapid bus routes that experience significant passenger volumes.
While passengers with Compass Cards can tap on any of the card readers at the doors, those who need to pay with cash are reminded to use the front door.
Buses are fare-paid zones, and Transit Security and Transit Police are known to perform inspections on B-Line routes. Passengers found without a fare are subject to a $173 fine.
All-door boarding on the 95 and 96 is being implemented on a pilot program basis.