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B.C. Transit boosts bus hours in Greater Victoria

B.C. Transit is adding 5,000 bus hours to Greater Victoria routes this fall. - Sharon Tiffin/File photo
B.C. Transit is adding 5,000 bus hours to Greater Victoria routes this fall.
— image credit: Sharon Tiffin/File photo

After extensive public input, B.C. Transit is adding another 5,000 hours of bus service in the Capital Region.

Effective Sept. 2, late night service on Friday and Saturday nights currently available on routes 4, 6 and 14 will be extended to routes 15X Dockyard/UVic, 27 Gordon Head, 28 Majestic and 50 Langford/Downtown.

Service hours are also being expanded on Route 4 Hillside/UVic, Route 8 Interurban/Oak Bay and Route 39 UVic/Royal Roads to better serve customers who are travelling to the region’s post-secondary institutions.

The current Route 6 Royal Oak/Esquimalt is also being restructured. Esquimalt residents will now be better served by the Route 15X Dockyard/UVic with direct access to UVic, Camosun College Lansdowne campus and the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The new Route 6 Downtown/Royal Oak will travel from the downtown core to the Royal Oak exchange along Quadra Street.

“We listened to the more than six thousand customers who participated in public consultations asking for more late night runs and added trips to the Camosun College Interurban campus,” said Susan Brice, Victoria Regional Transit Commission chair. “Ridership is on the rise in the Victoria region and we hope these investments continue to encourage people to make transit their transportation choice.”

For a full schedule, see bctransit.com/vic

 

 

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