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The start of September will see the addition of extended late-night service hours for BC Transit buses.

Starting September 3rd, the following bus schedules will be extended by one hour at night:

  • 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

Additionally, BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission have also announced service changes and improvements for several other routes, including:

  • 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)

“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, said Susan Brice, Chair of Victoria Regional Transit Commission, in a statement.

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To help keep up with this rise in ridership demand, there will be eight new heavy-duty buses added to the fleet.

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.

As the school session begins, transit buses servicing post-secondary and secondary schools will return to their regular schedules.