Illness, traffic and mechanical issues to blame for bus cancellations: B.C. Transit

B.C. Transit is blaming driver illness, mechanical issues and traffic tie-ups for dozens of trip cancellations on Wednesday.

“We recognize that cancellations and detours are frustrating to customers, and apologize for the inconvenience this causes our customers,” the agency said in a statement.

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B.C. Transit said the arrival of replacement buses and additional buses this year will improve reliability. “We have recently received the first 12 of the new compressed natural gas buses and are slowly introducing them into service.”

Other scheduled improvements include bus-only southbound lanes on Douglas Street and upgrades to maintenance facilities.

The following bus trips were cancelled Wednesday morning:

  • 3 James Bay from Royal Jubilee Hospital — at 7:51 a.m.
  • 4 UVic from Douglas and Kings — at 7:44 a.m.
  • 4 UVic from Fairfield at Blanshard — at 7:59 a.m.
  • 4 UVic from Fairfield at Blanshard — at 8:31 a.m.
  • 6 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 8:08 a.m.
  • 6A Royal Oak via Emily Carr from Douglas at View — at 8:40 a.m.
  • 6 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 8:28 a.m.
  • 7 UVic from Douglas and View — at 8:06 a.m.
  • 10 Royal Jubilee from Douglas and Beacon — at 8:25 a.m.
  • 11 UVIC from Tillicum Centre — at 7:15 a.m.
  • 14 Vic General from UVIC — at 8:32 a.m.
  • 14 UVIC from Victoria General Hospital — at 7:21 a.m.
  • 15 Esquimalt from Yates and Broad — at 7:49 a.m.
  • 15 Esquimalt from UVIC — at 9:21 a.m.
  • 16 UVic from Carey at Ravine — at 8:03 a.m.
  • 16 UVic from Carey at Ravine — at 8:24 a.m.
  • 16 UVic from Carey at Ravine — at 8:46 a.m.
  • 21 Downtown from Camosun Interurban — at 7:44 a.m.
  • 26 UVic from HMC Dockyard — at 8:15 a.m.
  • 27 Gordon Head from Shelbourne and McKenzie — at 7:58 a.m.
  • 27 Downtown from Tyndall at Grandview — at 8:46 a.m.
  • 30 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 8:05 a.m.
  • 30 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 7:07 a.m.
  • 30 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 7:35 a.m.
  • 31 Downtown from Royal Oak Exchange — at 7:04 a.m.
  • 31 Royal Oak from Government at Superior — at 7:46 a.m.
  • 46 Dockyard from Westhills Exchange — at 8:16 a.m.
  • 50 Downtown from Langford Exchange — at 6:54 a.m.
  • 50 Downtown from Langford Exchange — at 7:15 a.m.
  • 50 Downtown from Langford Exchange — at 7:41 a.m.
  • 50 Langford from Government at Superior — at 8:43 a.m.
  • 50 Langford from Government at Superior — at 8:18 a.m.
  • 71 From MacDonald Park at Pat Bay — at 6:02 a.m.

 For more information, go to B.C. Transit's advisory page.

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