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Port Moody and White Rock Are Getting Free Transit Services This Summer

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Seasonal trolley and shuttle services have been approved by Translink for both Port Moody and White Rock, meaning less congestion and more accessibility for residents and visitors.

The shuttle services will be implemented with the idea of reducing congestion and increasing sales in high attraction areas, such as Rocky Point Park or White Rock Pier.

All services would be free to the public, and would be funded by the city municipalities.

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White Rock 

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Photo: City of White Rock

In the summer of 2017, the city of White Rock brought back its trolley services to the public, partnering with the business improvement association.

The service was a 12 stop route, connecting the north part of the city to the waterfront.

The new transit services would include two separate shuttle services: one along Marine Drive, which would connect both waterfront areas, and the other that would run between the recreation and entertainment areas of the city.

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Photo: Translink
Transit
Photo: Translink

The latter transit service would be able to hold 25 people a trip. Ideally, they’ll make hourly trips, operating from May 19th to September 3rd. They will run from 11.30AM to 8.30PM.

The waterfront shuttle would make three trips an hour. In addition, they’ll run seven days a week, starting from April 1st to September 30th.

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Port Moody

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Photo: Translink

The trolley idea for Port Moody was originally brought forth by Mayor Mike Clay, who proposed a pilot program that would be able to connect Inlet Centre and Moody Centre to Rocky Point.

It would run on Fridays between 4PM and midnight, and on Saturdays and Sundays between 2PM to midnight. Also, the service duration would run for June and August.

The shuttle would be doing an eight kilometre route and varying between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.

The city of Port Moody will be using a regular shuttle bus, similar to what Translink currently uses.

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