Friday snow affects transit routes across Metro Vancouver

Feb 3 2017, 8:01 pm

More snow, “more significant delays on multiple bus routes all across the system” for TransLink.

A day after releasing a snow response plan in advance of this weekend’s weather, the company has released a list of the routes most impacted by Friday morning’s snow, and there’s definitely a few of them.

“We work closely with our municipal partners to ensure all bus routes are plowed first, however multiple bus routes are currently impacted due to road conditions,” TransLink said. “Customers are encouraged to give themselves extra time and to dress warmly.”

In the meantime, here’s a list of affected routes, because as TransLink always advises, “Know before you go!”

These are the transit disruptions as of 5 pm Friday:

Bus routes:


  • 5 Robson/Downtown,
  • 6 Davie/Downtown,
  • 8 Fraser/Downtown,
  • 20 Victoria/Downtown
  • 41/43 Joyce/UBC,
  • 49 Metrotown/UBC,
  • 99 UBC/Commercial-Broadway

North Vancouver

  • 210 Upper Lynn Valley/Vancouver,
  • 211 Seymour/Vancouver,
  • 229 Lynn Valley/Lonsdale,
  • 230 Upper Lonsdale/Quay,
  • 232 Grouse/Phibbs,
  • 236 Grouse/Lonsdale


  • 95 SFU / Burrard Station


  • 301 Brighouse/Newton detour 2:35pm: service via Westminster Hwy(traffic) both directions
  • 410 Railway/22St Stn detour 2:35pm: service via Westminster Hwy(traffic) both directions
  • C49 Ruskin detour 2:50pm: via Dewdney, McNutt, 128, Garibaldi, Dewdney(road block)


  • Essential service levels only in: Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Burnaby, New Westminster and Tri Cities
  • Normal service (with delays) in: Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Maple Ridge

Riders and drivers react to commuter chaos

In the meantime, riders, (possibly while waiting for a long overdue bus) and drivers stuck in the traffic chaos are posting their own experiences on social media.

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