More buses hit the streets
Bus service has been increased in parts of Surrey and Langley effective April 21.
TransLink officials say the increase is part of their strategy to steadily ramp up transit in the South of Fraser area.
A total of 35 more modern diesel buses have been added in the sub-region, bringing the total based out of Surrey or Richmond to 380.
South of Fraser is getting 55 per cent of the total new increase in transit service hours across the region.
The improvements that kick in next week include:
- #321 between White Rock and Surrey Central improves to frequent transit status (buses run no more than 15 minutes apart, 15 hours a day, seven days a week.)
- #319 buses from Scottsdale to Scott Road Station go up to every 10 minutes during the morning rush.
- #320 between Fleetwood and Surrey Central improves from 10 to 7.5 minute service in rush periods.
- #335 from Fleetwood to Surrey Central runs later until 9 p.m.
- #341 buses from Guildford to Langley now start at 5 a.m. weekdays and run to 9 p.m. all week.
- #501 gets improved morning rush service from Surrey Central to Walnut Grove.
- #502 between Langley Centre and Surrey Central starts earlier at 4:30 a.m. to meet the first SkyTrain and more westbound trips are added.
- #311 Scottsdale/Burrard Station and #319 Scott Road Stn/Scottsdale get one extra morning run.
- C53 Cranley/White Rock Centre shifts routing to avoid road improvements on 157 Street at 24 Avenue.
TransLink is also reconfiguring the bus loop at Surrey Central Station to accommodate more bus traffic there.
It means passengers may find buses leaving or arriving at different bays from usual and should check signs.
Ten bays will be in the loop as usual, but bays 11-13 will be relocated to other nearby streets.
Details at www.translink.bc.ca