When you pack your bag for your school or work commute on Tues., Sept. 4, make sure you pack your patience: It’s going to be a crowded ride.
Because, you, like everyone else, are headed back to class or the office after the summer break, things can get hectic. Early September also happens to be one of the busiest times of the year on Metro Vancouver roads, and this is especially true of public transit.
TransLink totally knows this and to help ease us into the crazy post-Labour Day reality of getting around in Vancouver, they are reminding us that the SeaBus, trains and buses are going to be packed, and many routes will have delays.
And to make things even more challenging, TransLink is putting numerous service changes across several bus route into operation starting September 3. So make sure you are up-to-date on the routing and timing of your usual bus lines, too.
If possible, TransLink is urging you give yourself a bit more time on Tuesday morning — because getting up and out of the house on the first day back isn’t already hard enough as is, right?
The transit agency has put together some helpful hints for making your Tuesday commute suck a little less.
- Give yourself extra time.
- Use the TransLink Trip Planner (but make sure you’re using the right date, with the service changes hitting Sept. 3)
- Remember your transit etiquette. This is the stuff Seth Rogen is talking about in those new PSAs: Take off your backpack, move to the back of the bus and stay clear of the doors. (He also reminds us not to clip our toenails onboard, keep our feet off the seats, don’t eat while we’re using transit, and a few other things that are basically just good directives for not being gross while out in public.)
Good luck out there, everyone!