165 bus trips along 56 routes cancelled on Monday due to transit strike

Nov 25 2019, 10:16 am

TransLink has announced that 165 bus trips along 56 different routes have been cancelled on Monday, November 25 due to the ongoing transit strike

Notably, there are 11 cancellations on the 125 Patterson Station/BCIT and 16 cancelled trips on the 145 SUF/Production Station.

As of Monday morning, one or more bus trips along the following routes have been cancelled:

  • 2 Macdonald/Downtown
  • 7 Nanaimo Station/Dunbar
  • 8 Fraser/Downtown
  • 9 Boundary/Commercial-Broadway/Granville/Alma/UBC
  • 10 Granville/Downtown
  • 17 Oak/Downtown
  • 19 Metrotown Station/Stanley Park
  • 22 Knight/Downtown
  • 25 Brentwood Station/UBC
  • 27 Kootenay Loop/Joyce Station
  • 28 Capilano University/Phibbs Exchange/Joyce Station
  • 29 Elliott/29th Avenue Station
  • 32 Dunbar/Downtown
  • 41 Joyce Station/Crown/UBC
  • 49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop/UBC
  • 84 UBC/VCC-Clark Station
  • 100 22nd St Station/Marpole Loop
  • 110 Lougheed Station/Metrotown Station
  • 116 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station
  • 125 Patterson Station/BCIT
  • 143 Burquitlam Station/SFU
  • 145 SFU/Production Station
  • 148 Royal Oak Station/Edmonds Station
  • 152 Coquitlam Central Station/Lougheed Station
  • 153 Coquitlam Central Station/Braid Station
  • 156 Braid Station/Lougheed Station
  • 160 Port Coquitlam Station/Kootenay Loop
  • 183 Moody Centre Station/Coquitlam Central Station
  • 188 Coquitlam Central Station/Port Coquitlam Station
  • 189 Coquitlam Central Station/Lafarge Park
  • 210 Upper Lynn Valley/Vancouver
  • 214 Blueridge/Phibbs Exchange/Vancouver
  • 228 Lynn Valley/Lonsdale Quay
  • 239 Capilano University/Park Royal
  • 301 Newton Exchange/Brighouse Station
  • 320 Langley/Fleetwood/Surrey Central Station
  • 323 Newton Exchange/Surrey Central Station
  • 325 Newton Exchange/Surrey Central Station
  • 335 Newton/Surrey Central Station
  • 337 Fraser Heights/Guildford/Surrey Centre
  • 345 King George Station/White Rock Centre
  • 351 Crescent Beach/Bridgeport Station
  • 388 22nd St Station/Carvolth Exchange
  • 401 Richmond-Brighouse Station/One Road
  • 403 Bridgeport Station/Three Road
  • 406 Richmond Brighouse Station/Steveston
  • 480 UBC/Bridgeport Station
  • 503 Aldergrove/Surrey Central Station
  • 555 Carvolth Exchange/Lougheed Station
  • 601 South Delta/Boundary Bay/Bridgeport
  • 602 Tsawwwassen Heights/Bridgeport
  • 701 Haney/Maple Ridge East/Coquitlam Station
  • 791 Haney Place/Braid Station

The cancellations come after the workers’ union announced last week that a “complete system shutdown” would be coming to Metro Vancouver’s transit system.

Should the shutdown take place, there will be no bus service this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Rather, Unifor Local 111 and 2200 employees will begin picketing. A public rally is also scheduled at TransLink headquarters on Thursday.

“It has become clear to us that TransLink has no intention of settling a fair contract for its workers,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Western Regional Director of Unifor at a press conference last week. “It is clear that they would rather pretend that there is no problem and deal with service disruptions by changing buses, rather than changing their bargaining approach.”

McGarrigle notes, however, that it’s not too late to change course and avoid the shutdown.

He implores TransLink to “come back to the bargaining table…address the outstanding issues, and bargain a fair agreement with your workers to avoid an escalation.”

SkyTrain, Canada Line, and West Coast Express employees operate under a different union and are expected to operate normally during the shutdown.

Last Tuesday, Cupe 7000, the union consisting of approximately 900 SkyTrain employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. Job action would only be taken, however, if an agreement isn’t reached with the BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC). The two parties are scheduled to resume bargaining talks, and notice must be given before beginning job action.

With files from Eric Zimmer.