Originally Posted by mrjauk
Here's a comment on the article that prompted this thread. So this person is complaining that the building of the Canada Line has increased his travel time from Victoria, BC (!) to UBC by about 33%. Yes, let's move low fare-recovery buses back to these routes to ameliorate the 2 individuals who commute from Victoria, BC (!) to UBC every Friday afternoon or Monday morning.
There was no way to get from BC Ferry Terminal to UBC with 2 bus rides unless he is extremely lucky to get on the 601 Vancouver from the terminal or using the 480 from Steveston. However, the first was an unscheduled service
that run at the discretion of the transit supervisor, and the second was limited service
Now in term of travel time. Getting from Bridgeport to the Ferry takes a bit less than 1 hour, and the bus runs once an hour. Everyone who take the route would know it would take much much less than 2 hours to get from UBC to Bridgeport. So even if he just missed his bus and have to wait for an hour, it still would not take 4 hours. Plus, the 620 bus run at the exact frequency before and after Canada Line, so missing the bus is his own problem.
Finally, if he still want to take only 2 buses, take 620 and transfer to 480. Other than the fact that the 480 runs more frequent and he don't have to walk two blocks for the transfer, the service runs exactly the same as before. Translink does not force
him to change the route and take Canada Line, it is his own choice.
[Edit] Forget to mention that 480 still run limited service to Steveston, so everything is actually the same for him except changing the transfer point from middle of nowhere to Bridgeport Station. In this case, he has absolutely no right to complain.