(BC Transit)

Amid construction and the busy summer tourism season, service changes are coming to the Victoria Regional Transit System starting next week, according to BC Transit.

Effective Monday, June 27th, Route 11 Tillicum Centre/UVic will no longer serve the Gorge-Admirals-Cowper-Obed loop due to construction work on Gorge Road between Tillicum and Admirals Roads.

Routes 24 Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk and 25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk will be extended from Admirals Walk to Tillicum Centre to support the route 11 change, BC Transit explains.

In anticipation of tourist needs, it says service improvements are also being made to routes 70 Swartz Bay/Downtown and 75 Saanichton/Royal Oak/Downtown, with Routes 54 Metchosin and 55 Happy Valley operating along the Chidlow Connector.

BC Transit adds that as part of summer-only changes, Route 17 Cedar Hill will be discontinued, Route 81 Brenwood/Saanichton/Sidney/Swartz Bay will see increased capacity and select school trips will be scrapped from several routes.

Victoria Regional Transit System maps and schedules can be found online here.

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