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Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for British Columbia

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Transit Life

Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for British Columbia

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This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on TransLink over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know.

With the holiday season here, British Columbia has made it mandatory for masks to be worn on all transit vehicles. In support of provincial health orders, TransLink will not be providing free and additional/extended transit services on New Year’s Eve. Customers can continue to use the transit system with their usual payment method, and the service will continue to operate on a regular weekday schedule.

If you are heading out over the coming weeks, here is the full breakdown of BC transit schedules for Vancouver and Victoria. 

Vancouver

Holiday Service

This holiday season, Vancouver’s transit services will run on their regular schedules. To make sure you get where you need to go, plan your trip with Rocketman.

Remember: on Sunday/Holiday schedules, you only need a 1-Zone fare to travel across all zones on all modes!


Christmas Eve: Thursday, Dec. 24

  • Bus services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate a regular weekday schedule.
  • SeaBus will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

West Coast Express will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.

  • Westbound Service: 5:25 a.m., 6:25 a.m., 7:25 a.m.
  • Eastbound Service: 3:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., and 6:20 p.m.

Christmas Day: Friday, Dec. 25

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • West Coast Express will not operate.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed.

Boxing Day: Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a regular Saturday schedule.
  • SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule with a 30-minute extended service from 11:45 p.m. until 1:45 a.m.
  • West Coast Express will not operate.

Dec. 27 to 30

  • Bus Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule from Dec. 28 to 30.

SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines)

  • Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule, with reduced peak service from Dec. 28 to 30.

SeaBus

  • Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule from Dec. 28 to 30.

West Coast Express

  • WCE will not operate on Sunday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 28.
  • WCE will resume a regular weekday schedule with the three trains from Dec. 29 to 30.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed on Dec. 27 & 28 and open on Dec. 29 & 30.

New Year’s Eve: Thursday, Dec. 31

  • Bus services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running regular weekday service with extended 15-minute service until 1 a.m.

West Coast Express will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.

  • Westbound Service: 5:25 a.m., 6:25 a.m., 7:25 a.m.
  • Eastbound Service: 3:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., and 6:20 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Friday, Jan. 1

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • West Coast Express will not operate from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3. West Coast Express will go back to regular service on Monday, Jan. 4.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed.

Victoria

2020-2021

Holiday DATE SERVICE
Christmas Day             Friday, December 25                    Sunday Service                         
Boxing Day Saturday, December 26 Saturday Service (Late)
  Monday, December 28 Saturday Service (No Late)
New Year’s Eve Thursday, December 31 Thursday Service (Late)
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Sunday Service

 

 

View the full TransLink transit service changes and holiday service schedule.

Download the Rocketman app to track Bus and Train times in British Columbia

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

Learn more about how to use Rocketman for Vancouver transit and Victoria transit

 

This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

 

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on TransLink over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know.

With the holiday season here, British Columbia has made it mandatory for masks to be worn on all transit vehicles. In support of provincial health orders, TransLink will not be providing free and additional/extended transit services on New Year’s Eve. Customers can continue to use the transit system with their usual payment method, and the service will continue to operate on a regular weekday schedule.

If you are heading out over the coming weeks, here is the full breakdown of BC transit schedules for Vancouver and Victoria. 

Vancouver

Holiday Service

This holiday season, Vancouver’s transit services will run on their regular schedules. To make sure you get where you need to go, plan your trip with Rocketman.

Remember: on Sunday/Holiday schedules, you only need a 1-Zone fare to travel across all zones on all modes!


Christmas Eve: Thursday, Dec. 24

  • Bus services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate a regular weekday schedule.
  • SeaBus will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

West Coast Express will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.

  • Westbound Service: 5:25 a.m., 6:25 a.m., 7:25 a.m.
  • Eastbound Service: 3:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., and 6:20 p.m.

Christmas Day: Friday, Dec. 25

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • West Coast Express will not operate.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed.

Boxing Day: Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a regular Saturday schedule.
  • SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule with a 30-minute extended service from 11:45 p.m. until 1:45 a.m.
  • West Coast Express will not operate.

Dec. 27 to 30

  • Bus Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule from Dec. 28 to 30.

SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines)

  • Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule, with reduced peak service from Dec. 28 to 30.

SeaBus

  • Services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Dec. 27.
  • Services will operate on a regular weekday schedule from Dec. 28 to 30.

West Coast Express

  • WCE will not operate on Sunday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 28.
  • WCE will resume a regular weekday schedule with the three trains from Dec. 29 to 30.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed on Dec. 27 & 28 and open on Dec. 29 & 30.

New Year’s Eve: Thursday, Dec. 31

  • Bus services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running regular weekday service with extended 15-minute service until 1 a.m.

West Coast Express will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.

  • Westbound Service: 5:25 a.m., 6:25 a.m., 7:25 a.m.
  • Eastbound Service: 3:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., and 6:20 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Friday, Jan. 1

  • Bus services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines) services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • SeaBus will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.
  • West Coast Express will not operate from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3. West Coast Express will go back to regular service on Monday, Jan. 4.

The Compass Customer Service Centre, Lost and Found Office, West Coast Express Office, and Access Transit Customer Care will be closed.

Victoria

2020-2021

Holiday DATE SERVICE
Christmas Day             Friday, December 25                    Sunday Service                         
Boxing Day Saturday, December 26 Saturday Service (Late)
  Monday, December 28 Saturday Service (No Late)
New Year’s Eve Thursday, December 31 Thursday Service (Late)
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Sunday Service

 

 

View the full TransLink transit service changes and holiday service schedule.

Download the Rocketman app to track Bus and Train times in British Columbia

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

Learn more about how to use Rocketman for Vancouver transit and Victoria transit

 

This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

 

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This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While the information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

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