New express bus to serve Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley route
The Fraser Valley is getting an express bus route that will connect residents of Chilliwack and Abbotsford with Langley and Metro Vancouver.
According to the Abbotsford News, the Fraser Valley Express bus was approved by the Fraser Valley Regional District earlier this week and will be operated by B.C. Transit (not to be mistaken for Metro Vancouver’s TransLink).
On its western terminus at Langley’s Carvolth Transit Exchange, passengers will be able to access TransLink bus services that serve Surrey and elsewhere in the Metro Vancouver region. SkyTrain will also be accessible with a transfer to another express bus.
The total commute duration between Chilliwack and Langley will be under one hour and buses will arrive every 60 to 90 minutes during peak hours and 90 to 120 minutes during mid-day and off-peak. Stops locations along the route nor fare pricing have yet to be determined.
The express route will utilize six new bus vehicles and will have an annual operating cost of $1.6 million. B.C. Transit is aiming for a September 2014 opening, and 137,000 annual passengers are expected.
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