TransLink is permanently increasing service for 26 overcrowded routes throughout Metro Vancouver.
In addition, 13 routes throughout the region will see service increases just for the summer, including on the North Shore. The permanent and seasonal service changes will come into effect starting June 24.
TransLink makes service changes four times per year to “adjust for seasonal changes and to optimize services for changing travel behaviours,” according to a press release from the transit authority.
On the North Shore, TransLink is permanently increasing service for the 240 on weekdays and Sundays. Buses are now set to come every 20 minutes heading eastbound from 10 to 11 p.m. on weekdays and every 12 minutes from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The 210 that services Upper Lynn Valley is getting increased evening service on Saturdays which will mean buses stopping every 20 minutes from 6 to 7 p.m.
North Shore seasonal-only changes, in effect until Sept. 2, will include better access to Lynn Canyon Park, Lynn Valley Centre, Grouse Mountain and Lions Bay with increased service for the 227, 236 and 262 routes, according to TransLink.
Other TransLink service increases throughout the region include:
Southeast (Surrey, North Delta, Langleys, White Rock)
- The 301 will see doubled service all day on Sundays
- More frequent service to the 319 and 323 seven days a week
- Increased service for the 324, 335, 340, 341, 345, and N19
Southwest (Richmond, Tsawwassen, South Delta, Ladner)
- Adding service to the 403, 430, and 640
- Seasonal only: 620 trips will run later to accommodate ferry schedules
- Bringing more weekend trips to the 95 B-Line, 100, and 144
- Increasing weekday service for routes101, 104, and 123
- The 100 will run full routes between 22nd Street station and the Marpole loop on weekday mornings
Northeast (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam)
- Seasonal only: Bringing back routes 150 and 179 to provide trips to White Pine Beach and Buntzen Lake
- Adding service on weekends to the 25, 33, 41, and 84
- Seasonal only: Increasing service to the 23 to help you make the most of English Bay this summer
- Seasonal only: Easier access to Stanley Park with added shuttles to Route 19 between Main Street-Science World Station and Stanley Park
- Seasonal only: Increases to the 2, 5/6, 15, and 50 all summer long
For more information about service changes on the North Shore and throughout Metro Vancouver, visit translink.ca/servicechanges.