As the second phase of TransLink’s Service Optimization Initiative, Surrey will be receiving some decent improvements to bus service next month. In an effort to be more efficient, TransLink will be reallocating 4.5% of service hours from under-used routes and time periods to areas with demand. Surprisingly enough, most of the service cuts will be coming from the Vancouver-Burnaby-New Westminster late night bus routes, shifting those hours into South Fraser corridors.
Here are the changes, scheduled to begin April 18th:
- 351 Crescent Beach/Bridgeport Station will run every 7 to 8 minutes, instead of 10 minutes, during the morning and afternoon rush hours, and will run every half hour, rather than hourly, between 10 and 11 pm
- 319 Scott Road/Newton Exchange will run every 7.5 minutes, instead of every 10, through the Monday to Friday morning and afternoon rush hours. Frequency will also increase to every 15 minutes, instead of every 30, from 9 to 11pm, Mondays to Saturdays.
- 335 Fleetwood/Surrey Central Station will improve to 20 minute frequencies, instead of every half hour, during weekday rush hours, and improve to half hour service, from hourly service, midday from Monday to Saturday