TransLink’s RapidBus service launches Monday

Vancouver transit commuters take note — TransLink’s new rapid bus service is set to launch Monday.

RapidBus, which the transit authority says is part of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation’s 10-Year vision, promises faster trips and less waiting on several routes around the region, including the new R4 41st Ave. (Joyce Station/UBC) and the R5 Hastings St. (Burrard Station/SFU) routes in Vancouver.

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RapidBus routes

R1 King George Blvd (Guildford Exchange/Newton Exchange)

  • Eight-minute service during peak hours

R3 Lougheed Hwy (Coquitlam Central Station/Haney Place)

  • 10-minute service during peak hours

R4 41st Ave (Joyce Station/UBC)

  • Three to six-minute service during peak hours

R5 Hastings St (Burrard Station/SFU)

  • Four to five-minute service during peak hours

Outside of peak hours, all RapidBus routes will have service every 15 minutes, or better, from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. In addition, TransLink notes there will also be adjustments to some Metro Vancouver bus routes in order to make the bus system more efficient.



Other key changes

14 Hastings/UBC and N17 Downtown/UBC

  • 24-hour service with the 14 and N17 between Downtown and UBC
  • 14 runs from 3:30 a.m. all day until 1:30 a.m.
  • N17 runs from 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.

41 Joyce Station/Crown

  • New terminus at Crown Street, instead of UBC Bus Exchange
  • 15-minute service every day during service hours

43 Joyce Station/UBC

  • Service replaced by R4 RapidBus

480 UBC/Bridgeport

  • Will run peak hours only
  • For faster service between Bridgeport and UBC, customers can take the Canada Line and the R4 RapidBus connecting with Oakridge Station

Click here to see a full list of service changes.

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