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BC Transit school-routes back up to speed Sept 5

Additional service on Route 51 Langford/UVic but no more double-decker buses.

Monday August 22, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC [Updated August 24, 2022]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

BC Transit has announced its Fall 2022 back-to-classes scheduling adjustments.

Changes will take effect as of Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2022.

“School trips will return across the region,” said BC Transit in a news release today.

The list (also posted on the Island Social Trends Traffic Page) includes:

  • Route 17 Cedar Hill will be reinstated.
  • Capacity levels will return to normal on Route 81 Brentwood/Saanichton/Sidney/Swartz Bay.
  • Route 51 Langford/UVic will receive additional trips to support demand (but will no longer be operating a double-decker bus). Note: High-volume Routes 50 and 61 to/from Langford and Sooke will continue to use double-decker buses. [Routes 50 and 51 run the same route from Langford to McKenzie; Route 50 proceeds into downtown, while the 51 travels up McKenzie directly to the UVic Exchange.]
  • Routes 70 and 71 Swartz Bay/downtown will serve new stops at Mount Newton Cross Road in both directions.
  • Minor change for Route 1 South Oak Bay/Downtown (will run along Fairfield to Douglas instead of Belleville).

Summer usage on those routes is reduced during summer, when students are not in full attendance at post-secondary campuses and high schools.

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