Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WCE Two

Last month I blogged about my travels on the West Coast Express and how it didn’t save me any time. Well, I must admit that I was partially wrong.

Yesterday afternoon I was trying to kill time because I had a 6:45pm appointment in Downtown Langley. Normally, I leave work at 4:15-30pm and get to Langley Centre at 6:15-6:30pm. I thought I would take the West Coast Express to kill time and enjoy the air conditioning and comfortable seats. I got to Langley earlier than I normally do. I ended up leaving Waterfront Station at 4:50pm and getting to Langley Centre at 6:10pm. That’s a time savings of 40min!

In the morning, the 502/SkyTrain takes 1 hour and 24 minutes to get from my place to my work. The West Coast Express takes more time. In the PM, it takes me 2 hours to get home on SkyTrain. This is due to congestion on Fraser Highway. The worst section of Fraser Highway in the afternoon is between King George Highway and 152nd Street. Since the 502 is a high frequency and busy route, TransLink should look at working with the City of Surrey to setup a bus lanes, or re-route the bus…

Anyway, it was interesting seeing the people on the 595 from Maple Meadows Station to Walnut Grove. I’ll just say that there was more people in snappy business outfits than I normally see on the bus. TransLink should really be selling transit service between Walnut Grove and Maple Meadows station given the fact that a larger than average amount of people in Walnut Grove work in Downtown Vancouver. The 595 was basically empty after it stopped in Walnut Grove.

1 comment:

Jordan Bateman said...

"The worst section of Fraser Highway in the afternoon is between King George Highway and 152nd Street. Since the 502 is a high frequency and busy route, TransLink should look at working with the City of Surrey to setup a bus lanes, or re-route the bus…"

...or build a darn light rail line...