TransLink Rolls out Winter Service Changes on December 19

Dec. 15, 2016
Beginning Monday, December 19, customers can more easily connect to the new SkyTrain in the Tri-Cities.

Beginning Monday, December 19, customers can more easily connect to the new SkyTrain in the Tri-Cities. With the opening of the Evergreen Extension, this December marks one of the largest service changes on record, and TransLink is encouraging customers to plan ahead.

Customers can use Trip Planner to help plan their route with new travel information. Simply choose December 19 — the date of regular bus service changes — as a travel date to find out what option works best for customers.

Highlights of the 2016 winter service changes: 

  • With the addition of six new SkyTrain stations and 11km of track, this region will have a new transit choice that offers faster, more frequent and direct service between Coquitlam and Vancouver.
  • The Evergreen Extension gives us the opportunity to redesign the bus network. Twenty-two bus routes in the Tri-Cities will change, including the 160.
  • Select trips on the 701 will extend to Mission and TrainBus service will end. The 701 schedule has similar arrivals and departures from Mission as the TrainBus.
  • Adjusting routes serving schools and post-secondary institutions to better reflect reduced ridership during a two-week special holiday schedule.
  • Implementing recommendations from the 2015 Transit Network Review to the 5, 6, and C23 services and a new B-Line connecting Hastings with downtown Vancouver.
  • Christmas and Boxing Day will run on a modified Sunday/holiday service schedule.

Total service hours across the region remain the same, and the same number of employees and bus operators will deliver the service. Four times per year, as part of regular winter service changes, TransLink redesigns transit service across the region to reflect seasonal ridership and put services where they are needed most.

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