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Snubbed by the weekend buses

Have you ever wanted to spend a day out and just have fun? Well, those ideas were exactly my plans for last Saturday.

Starting in the morning, at around 9:45 a.m., I was ready to get on the Fraser Heights Express 337 bus. I was early, lined up, had my fare prepared, and was all ready to begin my day. Still, when the bus arrived, it didn’t stop. I stood there, dumbfounded, staring as the bus went by without a care in the world. It was a depressing feeling.

Walking to the next stop, I saw that even more people had been devastated by the bus being “full.” The 337 bus on weekends is a smaller bus and has a limit for how many people can be on it. When the limit is reached, everyone else suffers.

In my case, it was a matter of waiting since I wasn’t in a rush to get anywhere. Nevertheless, I cannot imagine how others might feel if they had to get to work, a class, or an important event on time, only to be stopped by transportation issues.

When I headed home that day, I hit the jackpot once again. Getting rejected by the 337 bus at Guildford Exchange was not a pleasant feeling.

Again, being one out of the many who weren’t able to get on the bus, I strongly believe that the Fraser Heights 337 bus should be regular-sized on weekends, should have later night times, and should better accommodate the people of Fraser Heights.

 

Susan Xia

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