For those who need to get to and from downtown Vancouver late at night – or into the wee hours of the morning – TransLink has announced it will extend NightBus service hours, beginning June 26.
In total, 24,000 more hours of bus service will be added to the regional transportation network.
This includes improved frequency in Port Coquitlam with new, daily 15-minute service until 9 pm. In addition, Shaughnessy Street and downtown Port Coquitlam will have 15-minute service to Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station.
The increased frequency in Port Coquitlam will “provide immediate benefits in this community with shorter wait times and less crowding,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore.
The increase is part of the latest round of service upgrades funded by the 10-Year Mayors’ Vision for improving transportation in the Metro Vancouver region.
“TransLink is delivering on its commitment to roll out service improvements quickly to keep people moving across this growing region,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “People who rely on our NightBus routes will appreciate the improved late-night and early-morning service”
A total of 14 bus routes will see an increase in service. These include:
- N8 Downtown-Fraser / N9 Downtown-Lougheed-Coquitlam Central / N20 Downtown-Victoria Drive / and N35 Downtown-SFU: extended hours
- 160, 171, 172, 173, 174, 180, 183, 186 and 187 (Tri-Cities): reduced wait times
- 257 Vancouver-Horseshoe Bay: Increased service with additional trips on weekdays in the late morning and evening peak times, Saturday afternoons and evenings, and weekend and holiday evenings.
- Increased seasonal service to popular summertime destination spots, including Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon, White Pine Beach, Buntzen Lake and White Rock Beach