If you've been itching to soak in the panoramic views from one of TransLink's new double-decker buses, there are now more options than ever to choose from.
TransLink Spokesperson Gabrielle Price tells Vancouver Is Awesome in an email that the transportation agency's last double-decker bus from its original order hit the streets Monday.
“Customers will today be able to hop on board the last of the 32 double-decker buses now operating around Metro Vancouver," she said.
"This means that all 32 double decker buses TransLink ordered are now in service. Double-decker buses were added to expand the current fleet and replace aging highway coaches, while also providing customers with a less crowded, more comfortable, and better socially distanced transit experience.”
Double-deckers now provide service on the following routes:
- 301 Newton Exchange / Richmond-Brighouse station
- 620 Bridgeport / Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
- 555 Lougheed Station / Carvolth Exchange
The double-deckers also provide panoramic views from the upper deck, staircases with handrails to maximize safety, and full accessibility with a low floor and boarding ramp. Further, TransLink has installed screens that allow customers to see vacant seats before going upstairs. They also have almost double the seats of a highway coach, and you can plug your USB cable into one of the handy charging outlets.
Before you hop on board, keep in mind that TransLink now requires all customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings on all transit vehicles.
That said, customers who are unable to wear face coverings due to an underlying medical condition or disability will be exempt from this policy and won’t be asked to wear a mask or face covering. These customers will have the option to request a TransLink branded card which notes they are exempt from wearing a face covering. The cards will be made available at Compass Customer Service Centres at Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Stations.
For more information about TransLink's face mask policy, visit HERE.