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Bike racks on buses after dark

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As most people know, there’s been an issue with the headlights when putting bikes on the new TransLink trolleybuses, and the bike racks on those buses haven’t been accessible after dark. Bonnie Fenton has just spoken to TransLink and apparently the work is currently underway to correct the problem. Many buses have already been done and they should all be good to go by the end of March.

I noticed recently that new buses entering service in Surrey now have a different design of rack

And the new Nova buses have a better front end altogether

UPDATE January 25

Passing along a note recently received by Bonny from Translink

We have been informed by Coast Mountain Bus Company that they expect to have all of the bike racks installed by the end ofMarch (if not sooner). Once this work is complete all of the buses, except Community Shuttle buses, will be able to carry bicycles at night.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience that cyclists have experienced while waiting for the issue to be resolved.

I was unaware of the Community Shuttle issue – there are basically two types of these vans and from my pictures I cannot see a problem

New type GM chassis Community Shuttle

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Older type Ford chassis

Written by Stephen Rees

January 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm

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