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TransLink Decides To Permanently Keep Double-Decker Buses


Photo: Translink

After a four-month pilot project, TransLink has decided what they want to do with the double-decker buses.

The transit provider has announced plans to add 32 double-decker buses permanently to its current fleet.


The idea was first proposed in 2017, when Translink’s CEO, Kevin Desmond noted how they could help combat crowding on busy routes.

The double-decker buses 83 per cent more seating than the traditional highway coaches, and double the capacity. As a result, many people feel they are more roomy and therefore comfortable.

TransLink Pilot Project

British manufacturer Alexander Dennis has supplied the company with two double-decker buses, completely free of charge.

The double-decker buses were tested on routes in Vancouver, Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta.

Twenty-seven of the double-decker buses will replace aging Orion buses and five will be expansion vehicles.

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