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Kamloops transit is getting a boost to service hours

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August 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Following Kamloops council's approval of funding for more hours for bus service in the city, B.C. Transit has announced it will be adding 4,000 hours in bus service in just a couple weeks.

The changes will take effect on Sept. 3 and will include added weekend service for Route 1 (Tranquille), Route 3 (Westsyde), Route 4 (Pacific Way), Route 7 (Aberdeen), Route 9 (Gleneagles), Route 13 (Yellowhead), Route 14 (Batchelor Heights) and Route 16 (Juniper Ridge), according to a B.C. Transit media release.

Evening service is getting more hours as well with Route 4, Route 5 (Pineview), Route 7, Route 10 (North Shore Express) and Route 16 all having the final bus leaving between one or two hours later.

B.C. Transit says the Kamloops transit system is getting a boost to efficiency as well. Route 10 will only have six bus stops now and Route 17 (Dallas) will be rerouted from Tanager Drive to Grand Boulevard. That change for Route 17 is expected to better serve the growing Dallas neighbourhood.

Rush hour service is being added to Route 1 and Sunday-level service on Good Friday and Easter Sunday has been added to all routes. The changes are also expected to deal with on-time performance issues on Routes 7 and 9 during peak use periods.

B.C. Transit says the changes come as a result of the Kamloops Transit Future Plan and feedback from customers over the past year.

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