March 25, 2016 - 2:04 PM
KAMLOOPS – Visitors and Kamloops residents involved in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Hockey Tournament can look forward to more transit options during the games.
BC Transit and the City of Kamloops are pleased to provide shuttle and extended service on game days on March 28, 29, 31, and April 1, 3 and 4.
Shuttle service will operate between the North Shore Exchange and McArthur Island Arena when there is a hockey game. Two buses will operate every fifteen minutes for 90 minutes before and after each game.
Buses will run later in the evening on the #2 and #17 routes from Lansdowne Exchange on these game days, and on April 3 (semi-finals), routes 1, 3, 7 and 9 will also offer later service.
“Having some of the best athletes in the world competing in the Tournament Capital is a great honour,” says Todd Stone, Kamloops MLA and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Expanding transit service means people will have a chance to enjoy the event without worrying about driving and finding parking.”
“The later service in the evening will also help more people get home safely after the game,” adds Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. “People coming for the tournament are our guests and we want to provide the best for them.”
Following a resolution by Kamloops City Council, all transit service will be free for accredited tournament staff, volunteers and media, as well as ticket holders on the day of a particular game.
“BC Transit is excited to support this world-class event,” says BC Transit CEO Manuel Achadinha. “Good luck to all the athletes, and thanks to the fans and volunteers for choosing transit to get to the game!”
To help hockey fans and tournament staff plan their transit trips during the tournament, Riders Bulletins, containing full schedule information, can be picked up onboard the buses, and is also available online at http://bctransit.com/kamloops.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016