Free shuttle bus to run from SkyTrain to Steveston Village this summer

Jun 18 2019, 6:28 am

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.

Lansdowne Village Steveston shuttle

Route of the free Discovery Shuttle from SkyTrain’s Lansdowne Station to Steveston Village from June 22 to September 2, 2019. (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.

Schedule of the free Discovery Shuttle from SkyTrain's Lansdowne Station to Steveston Village from June 22 to September 2, 2019. (Tourism BC)

Schedule of the free Discovery Shuttle from SkyTrain’s Lansdowne Station to Steveston Village from June 22 to September 2, 2019. (Tourism Richmond)

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.

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