Stay out late with BC Transit

Aug 20, 2019
Transit System: Victoria

VICTORIA – Need a safe ride home after a night on the town? Hop on a bus and let us do the driving!

Starting September 3, late night service will be extended by one hour on select routes on Friday and Saturday, so you can stay out late and let us get you home safe. The late night service will be effective on routes:

  • 4 UVic/Downtown
  • 6 Downtown/Royal Oak Exchange
  • 14 UVic/Vic General
  • 15 Esquimalt/UVic          
  • 27 Gordon Head/Downtown
  • 28 Majestic/Downtown
  • 50 Langford/Downtown

In addition to extending late night service, BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission are announcing service improvements on a number of routes in the Victoria Regional Transit System. These service changes will look to improve upon service reliability and route frequency.

The service improvements will include:

  • 26 Dockyard/UVic: service frequency improvements (all service days)
  • 32 Royal Oak/Cordova Bay: weekend frequency improvements
  • 39 Westhills/Interurban/Royal Oak/UVic: service frequency improvements (all days)

Eight additional heavy-duty buses are also being added to the fleet to help with growing ridership demands in the region.       

Service levels on routes servicing post-secondary and secondary schools will be reinstated to reflect increased demand when schools are in session.

Route 14 Vic General/UVic will remain on detour using the Johnson Street Bridge until further notice. Route 10 James Bay/Royal Jubilee will remain on detour until construction is complete.

Quotes

“It’s great to see more people in B.C. choosing transit. It is as an affordable way to get around and, of course, cuts congestion and lowers our carbon footprint. To meet this increased demand, we are working with BC Transit to make transit in Greater Victoria more frequent and so, more convenient.”

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“These service improvements are a direct result of the growing ridership numbers we are seeing in our region.  By making public transit a safe and convenient option, we anticipate those numbers to grow even more.”    

Susan Brice, Chair, Victoria Regional Transit Commission

“BC Transit is pleased to announce the extension of late night service in Greater Victoria. The addition of the late night service will give customers in the Victoria Regional Transit System a safe and reliable transportation option when heading home after work or a night out. I’m proud to introduce this new service based on feedback from customers and businesses in Victoria.”

Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit, President and Chief Executive Officer