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.