August 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Updated: August 23, 2017 1:17 pm

TransLink adding 105,000 service hours starting Sept. 4

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Starting on Labour Day, TransLink will add 105,000 service hours to bus routes across Metro Vancouver in an effort to curb wait times, add more service hours and improve connections.

The following routes will be affected by these changes:

  • 620 Tsawwassen Ferry/Bridgeport Station;
  • 240 15th Street/Vancouver; and
  • 351 Crescent Beach/Bridgeport Station.
  • 25 Brentwood Station/UBC;
  • 49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop/UBC;
  • 84 UBC/VCC Station; and
  • 130 Metrotown/Hastings/Kootenay/Cap U.

READ MORE: TransLink’s latest numbers show increase in ridership

TransLink will also add service in three growing neighbourhoods:

  • Clayton Heights (Surrey/Langley);
  • Morgan Creek (Surrey/White Rock); and
  • Silver Valley (Maple Ridge).

Translink CEO Kevin Desmond said the transit authority identified those areas as needing a boost in service most.

“Those are service areas that are either under-served or not serviced,” he said.

Desmond said about 20,000 people in those neighborhoods will be within five minutes of a bus stop.

Desmond was a guest on CKNW’s Steele and Drex Show.

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