BC Transit Bus Lane
(Photo by Victoria Buzz)

Several bus routes will have late night service reinstated as BC Transit rolls out their fall 2020 schedule.

According to the crown corporation, adjustments are being made to the fleet’s schedule that will take effect September 7.

BC Transit says service level increases over the current summer schedule will be implemented at that time.

“This fall seasonal service change has been modified from previous years to reflect the ongoing COVID-19 response,” says BC Transit in a statement.

“This includes measures taken by post-secondary institutions, such as the majority of classes moving to an online format.”

Later evening service on Fridays and Saturdays will be reinstated on the following 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

This late night service will end at around 1:30 a.m. departing downtown.

As of Monday, August 24, BC Transit made face coverings mandatory on board all buses, in addition to other COVID-19 safety measures.

Last month, BC Transit launched a campaign to encourage more people to wear face coverings while on board buses by handing out 1,650 branded face masks at various bus stops in Greater Victoria.

Since the start of the pandemic, the transit operator has introduced multiple safety measures aboard buses including enhanced cleaning mechanisms, markings to help understand where to stand, and signage on board explaining the use of face coverings and importance of physical distancing.

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