TransLink has announced that construction of a new 41 B-Line high-frequency service between Joyce – Collingwood SkyTrain Station and the University of British Columbia is underway.
It will be launched in January 2020 and will serve commuters along 41st Avenue in Vancouver – the second busiest transit corridor in the region after Broadway.
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Line 41 will run every three to six minutes during rush hours and will carry up to 4,400 people every hour. According to TransLink’s estimate, the transit capacity of the corridor is expected to increase by 33%.
41 B-Line will replace 43 bus lines
“Currently, 40 to 60 per cent of people traveling on 41st Avenue between Dunbar and Granville Street at rush hour take the bus,” said Sarah Ross, Director of Systems Planning at TransLink.
And every day of the week, TransLink estimates that there are approximately 36,000 bus arrivals on current street routes – 41 and 43.
The new line B will replace the current express bus service 43 and make improvements. It will work more frequently during extended hours – from 6 am to 1 am
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The City of Vancouver is also changing streets to improve B-Line services. It plans to add bus priority lanes, new left and right turn bays at key intersections, and convert some parking lanes into highway lanes. circulation.
The city said the changes would not cause traffic congestion in general.
“Line 41 aligns with the city’s traffic jam strategy to support our economy, promote access to local businesses, and continue to make more effective use of our limited street space,” said Lon LaClaire, Director of Tourism. Vancouver City Transportation.
Line 41 B-Line is also expected to facilitate the travel of some 40,000 students at the University of British Columbia who are estimated to be out of campus.
The 41st Avenue service is one of three new B lines launched in the Greater Vancouver area early next year. The construction of the Lougheed Highway B line between Coquitlam and Maple Ridge and the Marine Drive B line on the north shore is scheduled to begin in June.
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