TRANSLINK on Monday launched Route 80, a new express bus route serving the City of Vancouver between the River District and Marine Drive Station.
The launch of Route 80 is being implemented within TransLink’s current operating budget thanks to savings through TransLink’s Bus Stop Balancing program, which made service faster and more efficient on several Vancouver bus routes. Making those routes more efficient saved operating costs, which are being reinvested into the system through this new bus route, said TransLink.
Route 80 is expected to serve 400-500 customers per day and will complement service on routes 100 and 31, which currently serve River District customers. This route gives River District residents a new direct connection to the Canada Line. The service runs every 30 minutes on weekdays between 6 and 9 a.m., and between 3 and 6 p.m.
TransLink said it continues seeking new opportunities to balance bus stops on other routes throughout Metro Vancouver, to create savings that can be reinvested into the transit system.