If it’s feeling like your daily commute on transit is overcrowded, that’s likely because it is.
The latest numbers from TransLink show the system is struggling system-wide to handle current demand.
It’s 2015 Service Performance Review is out, and shows a 2.2% growth in boardings system-wide since 2011, despite no change in service hours.
That means overcrowding and slower buses on many routes.
Nearly half of the overcrowding is during non-peak hours.
Use of major bus routes has grown at an above average rate and SkyTrain boardings are also up 28%.
TransLink says it’s managing the pressure by rerouting busses from quieter routes, with the biggest boost south of the Fraser River.