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Weekend TrainBus service cut by June

Weekend TrainBus service is being eliminated, and fewer trips will happen between Mission and downtown Vancouver on weekdays starting June 20.

TransLink and the District of Mission reviewed the service, looking at ridership, fare revenue and the increased subsidy required to maintain the current schedule, said a district press release. It was done to address operating costs and service efficiency.

Every Monday to Friday, the highway coach buses follow the West Coast Express (WCE) route, stopping at all stations along the line, with two westbound trips each morning into downtown Vancouver plus two early afternoon and three evening eastbound return trips back to Mission.

In 2008, TrainBus began offering three round trips from Mission on Saturdays and two on Sundays.

The decision to cancel weekend service was based on low additional fare revenue from those trips and the need to focus available funding on TrainBus’ main role of supplementing WCE weekday commuter services. These changes take effect June 20 and will not affect the WCE commuter rail service.

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