TransLink rolls out pink bus for Vancouver Pride Parade

The transit authority is also adding additional service for Pride weekend

TransLink is rolling out a special pink wrapped bus for this weekend’s annual Vancouver Pride Parade.

“The Vancouver Pride Society is thrilled that TransLink will be shining its brightest colours at this year’s pride parade and has a more fully integrated partnership with VPS,” Andrea Arnot, executive director of the Vancouver Pride Society, said in a press release.

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Starting today (Thursday) the Pride Bus can be seen in service on some routes around the city and it will also be a part of Sunday’s parade.

TransLink also announced additional bus and SkyTrain service and adjusted bus routes to “ensure customers have safe and reliable transportation options during this weekend’s Pride Celebrations.”

The following changes will be in effect on Sunday, Aug. 4:

SkyTrain Service

There will be increased Expo and Millenium Line service between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Bus Service

A shuttle service will operate from Waterfront station to help people with mobility issues get to the parade viewing area.

The 40-foot bus will start picking up passengers at Waterfront Station outside the main entrance along Cordova Street at 9:30 a.m. Departure times for the shuttle are scheduled for 9:40, 10:25 and 11:10 a.m. Return shuttles to Waterfront Station will be available from eastbound Beach Avenue at Jervis Street with hourly departures between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Due to street closures on Davies, Thurlow, Alberni, Robson, Denman, Beach and Pacific, the following routes will have adjusted service:

Aug. 2  

#5 Robson/Downtown  - 11 a.m. until end of service

#6 Davie/Downtown - 11 a.m. until end of service

Aug. 4  

#5 Robson/Downtown - 6 a.m. until end of service

#6 Davie/Downton - 6 a.m. until end of service

#240 15th/Vancouver - 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

#246 Lonsdale Quay/Vancouver - 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

#23 Main St Station/Beach - 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For transit service information on the Pride Weekend, Celebration of Light, sign up for Transit Alerts at translink.ca/alerts, follow TransLink on Twitter @TransLink or call Customer Service at 604-953-3333.

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