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Here's all the extra transit service TransLink will add on Vancouver fireworks nights

TransLink is boosting transit service and adjusting bus routes to deal with the huge crowds for the City of Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Festival.
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TransLink is boosting transit service and adjusting bus routes to deal with the huge crowds for the City of Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Festival.

Fireworks nights can be a gong show on transit. Hundreds of thousands of people pour into downtown Vancouver to watch the show, and getting home can be a nightmare.

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The following changes will be in effect July 27, July 31, and August 3:

SkyTrain service

  • Expo and Millennium Lines will run peak service with all available trains in service starting mid-afternoon, with the last scheduled train leaving Waterfront Station at 1:16 a.m.
  • Canada Line will provide rush-hour level service all evening, with every train in service following the fireworks. Last train will depart Waterfront at 1:15 a.m.

Bus service

Shuttle Buses to English Bay:

  • From Burrard Station to Denman and Robson (7 pm until 10 pm)
  • From Yaletown Station to Burrard and Davie (6:45 pm until 10 pm)

Return shuttles to SkyTrain Stations (Starting after fireworks until demand subsides):

  • From Georgia and Denman to Burrard Station
  • From Burrard and Davie to Yaletown Station

Due to closures on Davie Street, the following routes will see changes in service:

Route 5:

  • Will take regular route to Robson and Denman then loop back with altered service along Georgia, Pender, Richards, Robson and Cambie

Route 6:

  • Will take regular route to Cambie and Robson then loop back with altered service along Seymour, Pender, Burrard, Robson, Denman, Georgia, Pender, and Cambie

SeaBus

  • SeaBus service will run with 15-minute service until 12:30 a.m. and then 30-minute service until the last sailing at 1:22 a.m. to Lonsdale Quay

West Coast Express

On August 3 only:

  • A full-service train will depart Mission at 7 pm and arrive at Waterfront at 8:15 p.m. A return train will depart Waterfront Station at midnight.

For transit service information on the Celebration of Light nights, sign up for Transit Alerts at translink.ca/alerts, follow TransLink on Twitter @TransLink or call Customer Service at 604-953-3333.