(BC Transit)

A new interregional bus route is connecting transit-goers from downtown Nanaimo to downtown Duncan and vice-versa starting this month.

Together with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), BC Transit is launching Route 70 NCX Nanaimo-Cowichan Express on March 28th.

The route will provide seven round trips per day Monday through Friday, plus six trips on Saturdays, stopping at the following locations:

  • Downtown Nanaimo Exchange
  • Nanaimo South Parkway Plaza
  • Nanaimo Airport
  • 1st Avenue at Highway 1 in Ladysmith
  • Drinkwater Rd. at Cowichan Commons
  • Beverly Street at Duncan Street near Vancouver Island University
  • Duncan Train Station
  • Village Green Mall in Duncan

“BC Transit and its local government partners will closely monitor the Route 70 NCX Nanaimo-Cowichan Express to ensure this new limited-stop service meets demand,” the company said.

A one-way fare will cost $7.50, according to BC Transit. It says tickets will go on sale starting March 15th, with monthly passes available at participating vendors to be announced the day prior.

More information on the new route, including a map, is available here for the RDN Transit System and here for the CVRD Transit System.