Busy Surrey travel corridor gets faster and more frequent service with RapidBus

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WITH the launch of TransLink’s new King George Boulevard RapidBus, Surrey transit users have a new bus service that will offer faster and more frequent travel options between Guildford Town Centre, Surrey Central and Newton Exchange. During the morning and afternoon rush hours, the new R1 King George Blvd RapidBus will come every 8 minutes. The R1 King George Blvd RapidBus service will also result in a 20 per cent increase in rider capacity compared to the 96 B-Line which it replaces.

“I want to congratulate TransLink for bringing in the RapidBus at a fraction of the cost and time it would have taken to build LRT on this exact same route,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “The service connecting Guildford, Surrey Central and Newton will have immediate positive impacts for Surrey riders. The new King George Blvd RapidBus delivers fast, frequent and reliable service on one of Surrey’s busiest travel corridors.”

The R1 King George Blvd is one of four new RapidBus routes launched by TransLink this week. More information about this historic new bus service can be found here.