A free shuttle bus service in Richmond between SkyTrain’s Lansdowne Station and Steveston Village will launch just in time for the official start of summer.
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On Wednesday, TransLink’s board of directors is expected to provide final approval for Tourism Richmond’s application to immediately begin a free shuttle bus service between the SkyTrain station’s parking lot and the historical Steveston area.
The service already has the stamp of approval of TransLink’s management team as it is not expected to compete with, and negatively impact, the public transit system. Instead, it will complement existing services, providing new routing that is not served by TransLink.
The Discovery Shuttle will operate during all summer weekends and statutory holidays through September 2, 2019. Its stops include Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond Olympic Oval, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.
Return trips from Britannia Shipyards travel directly to Lansdowne Station, without any stops.
The service will make several trips per operating day.
The City of Richmond, Tourism Richmond, and the Richmond Hotel Association are funding the seasonal service, operated by Landsea Tours & Adventures.
TransLink has jurisdiction with approving and regulating independent transit services in the region. In recent years, this has included the approval of municipal government-funded and operated free seasonal shuttles in Port Moody and White Rock.
For more information on the free shuttle service, visit Tourism Richmond’s website.