TRANSLINK announced on Monday that it is increasing bus service 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.
These increases specifically target warmer weather tourist destinations such as Stanley Park, White Pine Beach, Buntzen Lake, Rocky Point Park, and Lions Bay.
Some specific increases include:
- Seasonal service is doubling on Routes 150 (Coquitlam Central Station / White Pine Beach), 179 (Coquitlam Central Station / Buntzen Lake), and 182 (Moody Centre Station / Belcarra).
- Service on Route 262 (Lions Bay / Caulfield) will now run until 11:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
- Service on Route 19 (Metrotown / Stanley Park) will now depart every 5-7 minutes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. every weekday
TransLink says it adjusts service quarterly to reflect changes in seasonal travel patterns based on demand from previous years. It will continue to closely monitor customer demand throughout the summer and adjust service appropriately.