As summer approaches and vaccinations against the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise, TransLink is increasing service to some of Vancouver’s most popular spots.
The public transit provider recently announced the boost in service will be starting June 21 in anticipation of greater customer demand as COVID-19 restrictions ease and to include additional service to outdoor attractions. While transit frequencies are already at or near pre-pandemic levels, these increases will provide even more service and space for customers returning to transit throughout the summer notes TransLink in a media release.
Summer #Servicechanges 6 Davie/Downtown – Starting Monday, June 21st, additional seasonal service will come into effect! More service for more space and shorter waits. As BC starts to reopen, we’re increasing service on popular warm weather— TransLink BC | Masks Mandatory (@TransLink) June 9, 2021
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Increases in service will target warmer-weather tourist destinations such as Stanley Park, White Pine Beach, Buntzen Lake, Rocky Point Park, and Lions Bay.
Seasonal service is doubling on routes:
- 150 (Coquitlam Central Station / White Pine Beach)
- 179 (Coquitlam Central Station / Buntzen Lake)
- 182 (Moody Centre Station / Belcarra)
Operating hours are being increased on routes:
- 262 (Lions Bay / Caulfield) will now run until 11:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
- 19 (Metrotown / Stanley Park) will now depart every 5-7 minutes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. every weekday.
For the full list of seasonal service changes beginning on June 21, you can visit TransLink’s service changes webpage.