TRANSLINK and the municipalities of Delta and Surrey are seeking feedback on a proposed future RapidBus route that would provide faster and more frequent bus service to customers in Delta and Surrey. The R6 would operate primarily on Scott Road, home to the region’s fourth busiest route and the busiest route south of the Fraser.
To implement the new service, improvements need to be made to the corridor in both Delta and Surrey. Engagement participants are being asked to review the proposed changes, express their level of support, and provide comments and suggestions.
Some of the proposed improvements include:
- Adding bus priority lanes in addition to current vehicle lanes
- Signal priority
- Queue jumps at intersections
- Safety improvements
- Opportunities for public art
- A new mid-street island bus hub at 72 Street and Scott Road
Feedback gathered from the consultation will help finalize the proposed improvements. The R6 would operate in addition to Route 319, which would continue to provide local service along the corridor as well.
The proposed RapidBus route is projected to be in service by the end of 2023. Go to translink.ca/r6 to submit your feedback and participate now. The consultation runs until Friday, October 8.
- The R6 would run between Newton Exchange and Scott Road Station and would serve Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus.
- During peak hours, Route 319 currently takes an average of 50 minutes one way, and the R6 is projected to make the trip approximately 20 per cent faster.
- There were over 11,000 boardings on Scott Road’s 319 route on an average weekday in 2020.
- Route 319 recovered 60 per cent of its riders in 2020 compared to 2019, which is much higher than the system-wide average.
- All RapidBus stops include real-time next-bus digital signage, real-time voice activated information, and all-door boarding.