Double-decker buses will be travelling through Delta

Customers can hop on a brand-new double-decker bus when traveling through Richmond, Delta and Surrey starting in October, TransLink says.

Following a four-month pilot, the first of 32 double-deckers on order have arrived to expand the current fleet and replace aging highway coaches, according to TransLink.

article continues below

The first double-deckers will service the 301 Newton Exchange/Richmond-Brighouse station and the 620 Bridgeport/Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The 555 Lougheed Station/Carvolth Exchange route will be added January 2020.

Customers travelling on a double-decker will benefit from:

• Almost double the seats of a highway coach

• Plug-in USB charging outlets

• Panoramic views from the upper deck

• A wide, well-lit staircase with handrails to maximize safety

• A screen allowing customers to see vacant seats before going upstairs

• Full accessibility with a low floor and boarding ramp

An order of 25 more double-deckers is scheduled to arrive by the fall of 2020 expanding to more routes throughout the region.

“The double-deckers are one way we are elevating the customer experience,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “This addition to our fleet not only improves capacity on our busier long-haul routes, but also provides a unique experience to our customers.”

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist

Report a Typo or Error


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

How do you feel about ridesharing not being available in all parts of Delta?

or  view results