The end of the upcoming Labour Day long weekend will see BC Transit usher in changes to reflect growing demand.
As of Tuesday, September 3, late-night service will be extended by one hour on several routes including:
- 4 UVic/Downtown
- 6 Downtown/Royal Oak Exchange
- 14 UVic/Vic General
- 15 Esquimalt/UVic
- 27 Gordon Head/Downtown
- 28 Majestic/Downtown
- 50 Langford/Downtown
BC Transit says it is also increasing frequency and reliability on other routes including:
- 26 Dockyard/UVic: service frequency improvements (all service days)
- 32 Royal Oak/Cordova Bay: weekend frequency improvements
- 39 Westhills/Interurban/Royal Oak/UVic: service frequency improvements (all days)
It has also announced the eight additional heavy-duty buses are being added to the fleet.
“These service improvements are a direct result of the growing ridership numbers we are seeing in our region, said Susan Brice, Chair, Victoria Regional Transit Commission
“By making public transit a safe and convenient option, we anticipate those numbers to grow even more.”