Transit service comes to Willoughby

Bus stops are coming to 208th Street in the near future.

Willoughby will finally get regular bus service down 208th Street, TransLink has announced.

A re-alignment of service was announced as part of TransLink’s 2015 Network Review, although when the new route will start operation has not been confirmed.

“We are thrilled to see a bus route being added to the 208th Street corridor,” said Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. “Willoughby is the fastest-growing area of our community and this is a much-needed service that we have been working towards for some time.”

The 595 bus will be re-routed from off 200th Street, where it has relatively low ridership, to the increasingly high-density residential neighbourhoods of 208th Street.

The 501 bus will continue running down 200th Street.

One of the constant complaints from local transit advocates has been a lack of service in Willoughby, which with more than 26,000 residents has vaulted into first place as the Township’s most populous neighbourhood.

“People were frustrated,” said Froese about the situation.

Other adjustments are expected to routes from Brookswood to Langley Centre and the Walnut Grove to Lougheed routes.

Froese said the new routes are a combination of expansion and of reshuffling existing routes.

The 595 bus will run from the Carvolth Exchange Park and Ride down to Langley Centre in the City.

 

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