Starting Jan. 3, a number of service changes will be coming to the Victoria Regional Transit System, including an additional route.
An altered route 64 – to be given a new name to replace East Sooke/Sooke – will run on weekdays between East Sooke and the Langford Exchange, via Beecher Bay, starting Tuesday, Jan. 4. The existing 64 mainly runs throughout East Sooke and provides limited service to and from the Langford Exchange.
Several other routes are being adjusted to respond to rider needs and road changes.
The 1 South Oak Bay/Downtown and the 22 Vic General/Hillside Centre are undergoing routing changes to accommodate cycling infrastructure.
The 2 James Bay/South Oak Bay/Willows route will be split into two routes – the 2 South Oak Bay/James Bay and the new 5 Willows/James Bay – to “assist with trip planning and route understanding,” a news release stated.
Meanwhile, a number of routes will see additional service to accommodate university student riders: the 4 UVic/Downtown; 14 Vic General/UVic; 15 Esquimalt UVic; 26 Dockyard/UVic; and the 39 Westhills/Interurban/Royal Oak/UVic.
BC Transit is also making “service reliability improvements” to some routes: the 4 UVic/Downtown; 9 Royal Oak/UVic; 26 Dockyard/UVic; 39 Dockyard/UVic; 50 Langford/Downtown; 51 Langford/UVic; 61 Sooke/Langford/Downtown and 65 Sooke via Westhills.
For more information, visit bctransit.com/victoria/schedules-and-maps.
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