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City of Burnaby taking steps to assist transit commuters if needed

The City of Burnaby is taking steps to assist commuters connecting to SkyTrain if strike action results in a shutdown of bus service in the region beginning Wednesday.

All city services will remain open as normal, including Thursday late hours at City Hall from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.

If bus service is shut down on Wednesday, the City will assist commuters connecting with transit by:

  • Facilitating “Temporary Home Zones” for Evo car share users near Lake City, Production Way and Burquitlam SkyTrain stations. Evo users in these areas will be able to pick up and drop off their vehicles. This will benefit people coming to and from SFU.
  • Designating additional pickup/drop-off areas next to eight SkyTrain stations where space is available. There will be areas with “No parking” temporary signs where people can pick up and drop off at the following stations: Patterson, Royal Oak, Gilmore, Edmonds, Production Way, Lake City, Holdom and Brentwood.  

The union representing Metro Vancouver bus operators (Unifor) has stated its intention to stage a three-day work stoppage starting Nov. 27. This will impact many of the 350,000 people across the region who use transit everyday. The work stoppage would affect all bus and SeaBus operations. At this point, SkyTrain, West Coast Express and HandyDART will not be affected.

TransLink recommends people consult their Twitter feed and sign up for Transit Alerts for the most current updates about transit service and disruptions.  

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