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Transportation: Fraser Valley Public Transit / BC Transit


The Fraser Valley is serviced by a number of Transit services:

BC Transit - Vancouver

BC Transit's SkyTrain joings Vancouver with Burnaby, New Westmister and Surrey BC Transit, including buses, SeaBus ferries, and SkyTrain light rail transit is run by the Province.

Fares are the same no matter the mode of transport. You can even transfer between the three modes on one fare. The amount you pay depends on the time of day as well as the distance travelled.

There are two fare levels: Adult fares and "Concession," which applies to senior citizens (over 65, with proof of age), children 5 - 13 years, students 14-19 with a valid GoCard.

You must pay bus fares with exact change, since the drivers do not carry change. You can purchase a DayPass in advance at convenience stores, the Vancouver Tourist InfoCentre, or wherever you see the "FareDealer" sign. you can also buy them at SeaBus terminals or SkyTrain stations on the day of travel.

Greater Vancouver Fares
Time of DayZonesAdultConcession

Rush Hour
M-F before 9:30 am
M-F 3-6:30 pm

1 Zone

$2.50

$1.75

2 Zones

$3.75

$2.50

3 Zones

$5.00

$3.50

Off-Peak

All Zones

$2.50

$1.75

Day Pass
M-F after 9:30 am

All Zones

$9.00

$7.00

Fares as of Jan 1, 2008

Make sure you have the exact coin fare, a ticket or a pass, since BC Transit drivers do not carry change. The SkyTrain and SeaBus operate on a proof-of-payment basis, which amounts to an honour system with occasional security checks.

Hours of Service
BC Transit offers regular service on busy routes from 5 am to 1 am, with some late night "Owl" service on some downtown and suburban routes until 3 am.

SkyTrain
The city's remotely operated (there’s no driver for each train!) rapid-transit system runs from Vancouver's Waterfront station through Burnaby and New Westminster, then across the Fraser River into Surrey. Most of the route, with the exception of the downtown stretch is above ground on elevated tracks. Trains come by every two-and-a-half to five minutes from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and run a bit later on weekends.

Customer Service & Information
There are several services to help you use BC Transit safely, effectively and efficiently. For schedules and recommended route information you may call (604) 953-3333 Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4 pm. A BC Transit representative will tell (even mail you a map if you ask) the best route to take when you tell them your starting point and destination. Any concerns, suggestions or commendations regarding BC Transit may be voiced by dialing the same number.

If you require personal attention, passes, tickets, lost and found, souvenirs, a free schedule or map head down to the BC Transit Customer Service Center located at BC Transit's corporate head office at 13401 - 108 Ave in Surrey (Gateway SkyTrain Station) Lower Plaza Level.The BC Transit Lost & Found is at the same location.

Links to route details for: Langley, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.

ValleyMAX Introduction

Fares are the same no matter the mode of transport. You can even transfer between the three modes on one fare. The amount you pay depends on the time of day as well as the distance travelled.

There are two fare levels: Adult fares and "Concession," which applies to senior citizens (over 65, with proof of age), children 5 - 13 years, students 14-19 with a valid GoCard.

You must pay bus fares with exact change, since the drivers do not carry change. You can purchase a DayPass in advance at area convenience stores, or at transit stations on the day of travel.

Fare

Passenger

Fare

Cash (exact fare only)

Adult/ College

$1.75

Senior*

$1.50

Student to Gr. 12**

$1.50

Child under 5 years

no charge

10 tickets

Adult/College

$15.75

Student

$13.50

Senior

$13.50

Scratch & Ride Day Passes

Adult/College

$4.50

Student

$3.50

Senior

$3.50

Monthly Passes

Adult

$45.00

Senior

$36.00

Student, to Gr. 12

$30.00

College Student

$36.00

Student Pass Pack
(4 monthly passes)

Student

$85.00

College

$105.00

Fares as of 2 September, 2008
Make sure you have the exact coin fare, a ticket or a pass, since ValleyMAX drivers do not carry change.

Hours of Service
BC Transit offers regular service on busy routes from 5 am to 1 am, with some late night "Owl" service on some downtown and suburban routes until 3 am.

Customer Service & Information
There are several services to help you use ValleyMAX safely, effectively and efficiently. For schedules and recommended route information you may call (604) 854-3232 Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4 pm. A ValleyMAX representative will tell (even mail you a map if you ask) the best route to take when you tell them your starting point and destination. Any concerns, suggestions or commendations regarding BC Transit may be voiced by dialing the same number.

If you require personal attention, passes, tickets, lost and found, souvenirs, a free schedule or map head down to the BC Transit Customer Service Center located at ValleyMAX's office 604-854-2960. The ValleyMAX Lost & Found is at 1225 Riverside Road in Abbotsford.

Links to route maps & schedules for: Abbotsford, Mission.

West Coast Express
West Coast 
Express at the Waterfront Station This commuter railway system began in 1995. Trains take rush-hour commuters from Mission to downtown Vancouver in the morning rush hour and return them in the late afternoon, Monday to Friday. A one-way fare is $7, with return tickets, weekly and 28-day passes available. Commuter stations are at: Port Moody, Coquitlam Central, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Port Haney, and Mission City. You can even buy "Home Run" Emergency insurance, which provides you a taxi home for daytime emergencies when the trains aren't running ($25 for 12 months coverage). For more info call the 24-hour schedule-and-fare information line: (604) 683-RAIL (7245).

Chilliwack handyDART Service
handyDART offers convenient door-to-door transportation for people with special needs, and is available to those persons whose disability prevents them from using conventional bus service. To register for the service, all customers must telephone the handyDART registration office at 795-5121 during office hours (8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday). Threafter, apick-up arrangements are made 24 hours in advance of the scheduled trip, and availability limited to the number of wheelchair spaces.
Chilliwack handyDART Fares

Fares
Effective 2 July 2004

Cash

DayPass

Sheet of 10 Tickets

Monthly Pass

Adult

$1.25

$2.75

$12.50

$30.00

Student*

$1.00

$2.00

$9.50

$24.00

Senior**

$1.00

$2.00

$9.50

$24.00

Child (5 years & under)

Free

Free

N/A

N/A



Agazzis-Harrison Transit
Chilliwack transit offers special routes to/from Aggazis & Harrison Hot Springs (Map). The fares for this service are zone-based and you change zones as soon as you cross the Fraser River. This means that the fares are less expensive for travel around Agazzis & Harrison Hot Springs, and between Chilliwack & Rosedale. This also is a very cheap way to visit Bridal Falls from either of the community, since the Rosedale stop is only a short distance (though still a good walk) from that attaction.

The fares for this service are:
Agazzis-Harrison Transit Fares

 Fares

One Zone

Two Zones

Adult

$2.50

$3.00

Senior (65 and over)*

$1.50

$2.00

Student (to Grade 12)*

$1.50

$2.00

Child (5 and under)

Free

Free

handyDART

$1.50

$2.25

You can also by 10-ticket booklets (in 1 Zone & 2 Zone versios) and save some money.
Here are the schedules: Harrison to Chilliwack, and Chilliwack to Harrison or call (604) 795-3838 for information.

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