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#5541 Dinya

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

^ Actually, it was a 4 inbound and a 15 outbound that are no longer double deckers for me, and these are at morning/afternoon peak times.



#5542 Cats4Hire

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

^ Actually, it was a 4 inbound and a 15 outbound that are no longer double deckers for me, and these are at morning/afternoon peak times.

Weird I've seen a lot of both routes heading both directions as double-deckers through the day. I was actually surprised how often the 15 seemed to be DD.



#5543 Kach

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:51 AM

As I have said in the past, why not have that bus inside the compound, at the berth.  Just for pick-up.

 

Not a bad idea....and almost a no brainer.  Any logistical or policy issues aside from actual space inside that terminal that this couldn't be accommodated?


Edited by Kach, 22 September 2017 - 08:53 AM.


#5544 Kach

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:53 AM

Just noting that BC Transit's Future Plan for Victoria is coming up on 7 years old in May (current plan released May 2011), are we aware of plans to refresh this document to reflect evolution in thinking or transit patterns?



#5545 Cats4Hire

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

 

Saturday bus service between Cowichan-Victoria announced:

Riders will be able to take the bus to Victoria from Cowichan on Saturdays starting Oct. 14.

 

A partnership between BC Transit, the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Greater Victoria and the success of the weekday commuter service has resulted in the expanded service.

 

The commuter service has been up and running with great success since launching in 2008. The new service will use the same buses.

 

It’ll cost riders $10 one-way to travel between the two regions. Children four years of age and under ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Thus far, three round-trips will be made, though the times have yet to be announced.

 

“Route 44 is a great opportunity to increase transit ridership at a fairly low cost,” said CVRD board chair Jon Lefebure. “It also allows us to showcase our region to visitors who may not otherwise explore it.”

From: http://www.vicnews.c...oria-announced/

 

Isn't this the Route 66? Are they changing the number or did someone mess up?

 

Edit: nvm went to BC Transit's Cowichan Valley site and it's a completely new route https://bctransit.co...e=1403648381499


Edited by Cats4Hire, 22 September 2017 - 06:29 PM.


#5546 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

A partnership between BC Transit, the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Greater Victoria and the success of the weekday commuter service has resulted in the expanded service.

Greater Victoria?

#5547 Cats4Hire

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

I wonder if Route 44 will also have no pick-up heading into Victoria past a certain point (not sure where) or if people can get on at Uptown and ride into downtown Victoria. If the later I wonder if rates will be adjusted or it'll still cost $10.



#5548 kxl

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

Probably drop-off only once it crosses the Malahat. Bus stops indicate drop-off only for CVRD transit at Uptown and points further south.

#5549 Cats4Hire

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Posted Yesterday, 07:57 AM

Probably drop-off only once it crosses the Malahat. Bus stops indicate drop-off only for CVRD transit at Uptown and points further south.

Probably. I'm just trying to think if there's any reason they're considering it a different route from Route 66. There's a number of routes that are slightly different on weekends.



#5550 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Yesterday, 08:05 AM

Why is it $2 more than the commuter fare?



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#5552 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 AM

...I'm just trying to think if there's any reason they're considering it a different route from Route 66...

Route 66 is kinda special. I understand it's where some people get their kicks.
 



 



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