BC Bus North has made adjustments to its schedule to facilitate safer travel during the winter months. (B.C. Transit photo)

Winter season prompts BC Bus North schedule changes

Schedule changes designed to complete trips along Highway 16 during daylight hours

BC Bus North is adjusting its schedule along the Highway 16 corridor as winter approaches.

Departure and arrival times between Prince George and Prince Rupert have been changed to ensure that as much of the trips are completed during daylight hours as possible. Proposed changes go into effect Nov. 5.

An Oct. 31 press release states that the changes are intended to improve passenger safety in winter conditions. Routes between Prince George and Valemount, Prince George and Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson have also been adjusted.

“Busses are now scheduled to arrive earlier, and waiting times at layover points are being reduced,” the release states.

The leg between Prince George and Prince Rupert will continue to depart each end at 8:00 a.m., but will arrive at 7:25 p.m., 25 minutes earlier. Also, some departure times en route will be earlier, and the scheduled stops in Telkwa moves from the Post Office to the Tyhee Market.

READ MORE: Wheels on new BC Bus North service start June 4

Other changes listed:

Prince George – Valemount: departs at 8:30 a.m. (not 7:00) and arrives Valemount 12:25 p.m. (not 11:05)

Valemount – Prince George: departs Valemount at 1:25 p.m. (not 3 p.m.) and arrives 5:20 p.m. (not 7:05)

Prince George – Fort St. John

  • Schedule times are in Mountain Standard between Fort St. John and Chetwynd
  • Fort St. John terminus moves from 100 Avenue at 100 Street to 99 Avenue at 100 Street;
  • Departure times at most points en route are earlier, reducing overall travel time by one-half hour.

Dawson Creek – Fort Nelson:

  • Schedule times are all Mountain Standard Time, and departure times are earlier.
  • Fort Nelson terminus moves from Phoenix Theatre to the Recreation Centre
  • Fort St. John stop moves from 100 Street and 100 Avenue, to 100 Street at 99 Avenue

To view other changes to the schedule, visit bcbus.ca/schedules-and-fares/

READ MORE: 900 trips booked since BC Bus North launch



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Woman collapses at Eagle Creek Fair Grounds

A woman was taken to the Lakes District Hospital after she collapsed… Continue reading

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Power restored to 120,000 customers after northern B.C. transmission failure

Lightning is suspected to be the cause of the outage, says BC Hydro

Rattée visits Burns Lake

Claire Rattée, Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, accompanied by… Continue reading

Construction of water treatment plant begins

Ground work started on Sept. 4 as part of the construction of… Continue reading

‘This is where the movement is going to start’: Jessica Patrick remembered at memorial march

The march commemorates the one-year anniversary of the 18-year-old’s unsolved death

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Most Read