BC Transit cancels multiple trips on seven routes due to employee illness


BC Transit has announced they will not be running 25 of their trips between Langford to downtown Victoria, and 22 of the trips on the UVic to Esquimalt routes on Saturday due to employee illness.

On the BC Transit website, there are five other routes with service interruptions today – the 6, 21, 14, 7, and 11. These each have between four and nine trip cancellations today.

The 50, Langford to downtown Victoria, has 25 trips cancelled according to the BC Transit website.

The 15, UVic to Esquimalt, has 22 trips cancelled.

In a statement released to CHEK News, BC Transit says employee illness led to these cancellations.

“Like many other customer-facing organizations, BC Transit is currently experiencing service challenges due to employee illness,” Erin Moore, senior communications and engagement advisor for BC Transit said in an email statement.  “The impacts to service have resulted in the need to alter schedules on short notice to reflect changing conditions. This has led to the temporary suspension of some of this weekend’s scheduled service on route 50 in addition to other routes.”

This article has been updated with a statement from BC Transit.

Laura Brougham

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