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Translink Creates Late Night Bus Hub In The Heart Of Downtown Vancouver

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Have you ever spent a long time in the rain waiting for an expensive taxi after a night out? Translink just made late-night partying a little more accessible for residents and visitors to the downtown core with a new project.

The transit provider announced that they are building a late-night, downtown bus hub for commuters from the around the Lower Mainland.

Called the “NightBus District pilot project,” it includes all 10 NightBus routes that connect the downtown core with destinations across the region will now start their routes at a new, well-lit hub. Specifically, the hub is located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Granville and West Georgia streets.

“Making sure that people have a safe way home at the end of the night is a key part of building a vibrant city,” said Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver.

“I’m pleased to see TransLink working to provide new transportation solutions for Vancouver residents and visitors who want a convenient and safe way to get home after enjoying our lively entertainment district.”

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Translink NightBus Facts

  • Cheaper than coat check! It costs less than $3 to get home on NightBus.
  • NightBus District stops are the ones with the full moons on top.
  • All routes will stop at Granville and Georgia every 20 to 30 minutes.

NightBus routes from Downtown Vancouver depart every 30 minutes or better seven days a week, and pick up customers throughout the downtown core. NightBus routes include service to Burnaby and SFU, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Richmond and YVR,  Surrey, UBC and several points throughout Vancouver.

Three NightBus routes closely follow the same routes as the Millennium Line (N9), Canada Line (N10) and Expo Line (N19). Last departures from downtown on these routes are after 4 a.m. Last departures for other routes range from 3:09 a.m. to 5:09 a.m., depending on the route.

While Translink’s hub improves late night access to transit, the transit provider is also increasing fares this July; they will increase by five to ten cents, per trip as of July 1st. In addition, Translink announced on Monday, June 18th, that they are recommending a distance-travelled fare system.

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