A new ‘RapidBus’ has officially hit the streets in Surrey that will make getting to work a whole lot faster.

As of Monday morning, The 96 B-Line that runs along King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue has been converted to a RapidBus that will now make fewer stops and be up to 20% faster.

On its website Translink says the new blue and green bus, now called the ‘R1 King George Boulevard’, also features new customer amenities to help make travel smoother and more enjoyable.

The rollout is part of the Translink Mayors Councils 10-Year Vision where they’ve also added three other RapidBus routes to high-volume areas throughout the Lower Mainland.

Two of the RapidBus routes are completely new:

R4 41st Avenue: From UBC to the Expo Line’s Joyce-Collingwood Station via Wesbrook Mall, 16th Avenue, 41st Avenue, and Joyce Street

R3 Lougheed Highway: From the Millennium Line’s Coquitlam Central Station to Haney Place in Maple Ridge via Lougheed Highway

Two of the RapidBus routes are upgrades of existing B-Line routes:

R5 Hastings Street (formerly 95 B-Line): From the Expo Line’s Burrard Station to SFU via Hastings Street
R1 King George Boulevard (formerly 96 B-Line): From Guildford Exchange to Newton Exchange via 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Click here to view RapidBus times in Surrey

Tweet us @Pulse1077 letting us know if todays commute was a quicker one thanks to RapidBus and…happy bussing!