TransLink increases 99 B-Line service by a whole two trips a day
Oh joy! More buses running in the morning since school will be in session? I thought as I clicked on the alert.
Of course not. It turns out that TransLink has thoughtfully increased the number of daily 99 B-Line trips. By a whopping two.
Technically, the two extra trips from UBC (at 2:59 and 7:04 p.m.) are being reinstated; TransLink pulls them in the summer when the university is less frequented.
And that's all well and good but maybe the next time the TransLink brain trust looks to improve service, it could think about the crowds at Commercial-Broadway Station in the mornings.
Considering the line-ups for the B-Line are so long that they usually wrap through the station from September to April, methinks the situation will get even worse now that the faregates are installed. If you haven't notice, they kind of take up all of the room in the station, leaving not a lot of space to queue in an orderly fashion.
I'm getting a stress headache just thinking about it.