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Reminder: Tri-City early birds and night owls may be impacted by TransLink's spring service switch

Do you, or somebody you know, ride the Millennium line early in the morning or late in the evening? Here's what you need to know.
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TransLink officially switched to its 2022 spring service schedule on April 18 for the Millennium Line.

Tri-City transit riders that count on the SkyTrain for their daily commute will notice a later start to service this next season, as well as a earlier end.

As of today (April 18), TransLink has adjusted its Millennium Line's schedule as the authority's spring service is now in effect.

For early birds, this means they won't be able to hop on a eastbound SkyTrain from Production Way–University until 5:48 a.m. Monday to Friday — 40 minutes later than during normal hours.

For night owls, the last train hits the rails westbound from Lafarge Lake–Douglas at 1 a.m. — 40 minutes earlier than normal.

In an earlier release, TransLink explains the change to the Millennium Line/Evergreen Extension hours of operations is so the company can gear up for the opening of its $300-million Coquitlam maintenance centre.

SkyTrains impacted by the schedule adjustment are set to be stored at a new Falcon Drive facility between the Inlet Centre and Coquitlam Central stations.

"Customers who are affected by the change can take the N9 NightBus, which provides service coverage along this corridor during these times," states TransLink.

New Millennium Line hours are also in place for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The spring schedule is as follows:

  • Weekdays
    • 5:48 a.m. to 1 a.m.
    • Last westbound trip will stop at Lougheed Town Centre
  • Saturdays
    • 6:48 a.m. to 12:59 a.m.
    • Last westbound trip will stop at Lougheed Town Centre
  • Sundays/Holidays
    • 7:48 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    • Last westbound trip will stop at Lougheed Town Centre

Today is also the first day local residents can hop on a bus to White Pine Beach.

TransLink has begun its service between the popular outdoor destination and Coquitlam Central Station — bus #150 — on weekdays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Starting May 7, also for weekends and holidays, a bus will run every 60 minutes back-and-forth between the same station and Buntzen Lake (#179), 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on TransLink's spring route changes, you're encouraged to visit the transit authority's website.