As another measure to promote physical distancing, TransLink is in the process of installing decals, spaced two-metres apart, on sidewalks of bus stops.
This provides passengers with a visual marker on how far apart they should be standing from other passengers in the queue for a bus. The first of these decals were installed at the 99 B-Line bus stop at Commercial-Broadway Station.
Over the past few weeks, the public transit authority has taken a number of actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting seating capacity on buses by 50% and eliminating standing capacity starting next week, as well as a rear-door bus boarding policy to provide more space between the driver and passengers. Free rides are also in effect on buses to allow for this new boarding policy.
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TransLink is also implementing enhanced cleansing and disinfecting measures for all buses, trains, and stations on a daily basis.
Although it is now operating with reduced frequencies and capacities, Metro Vancouver’s public transit system is still a vital service for essential service workers, including hospital workers and grocery store staff.