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.
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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.