Routes 10 and 30 rerouted due to Nesters Road construction project 

Free weekend and holiday Monday transit service kicks off June 15

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JOEL BARDE   - Reroute Public transportation to Nesters Mall being suspended until June 24.
  • Photo by Joel Barde
  • Reroute Public transportation to Nesters Mall being suspended until June 24.

BC Transit is trying to get the word out about a temporary rerouting and this summer's limited complimentary transit service.

Due to construction, service to Nesters Mall will be suspended until June 24, meaning the

Route 10 Valley Express and Route 30 Emerald via Alpine will be affected.

"We recognize that this isn't ideal for customers ... However, when there is construction activity and other activities that come into play, we need to make sure we are working around it and doing the best job that we can as a partner in the communities we serve," said Jonathon Dyck, communications manager for BC Transit.

Until that construction is finished, the northbound Route 10 and Route 30 will pick up and drop off on Highway 99 at Spruce Grove Way and at Nesters Road, just before Nancy Greene Drive.

When travelling south, they will pick up and drop off at Nesters Road, just past Nancy Greene Drive.

Dyck advises transit users to call Whistler Transit's customer service line at 604-932-4020 if they have any further questions or confusion.

"The best thing that people can do if those are bus stops that people normally get on is call our customer service line in Whistler, and they will be able to help them out and provide them with alternative bus stops," said Dyck.

In other transit news, it's summer and that means that regular transit users (without bus passes) are poised to save some hard-earned money.

From June 15 until Sept. 2, all local buses will be free on weekends and holiday Mondays.

BC Transit and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) began experimenting with free service in 2017, offering it on Saturdays, said Dyck.

They then extended the free service to weekends and holiday Mondays last year.

"One of the goals of this, for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is to encourage people to use transit," said Dyck.

"This was something that the Resort Municipality of Whistler has decided is important to them, and we are excited to partner with them again in 2019."

The complimentary Route 8 Lost Lake Shuttle will also begin operations on June 15.

v"I think this is another example of how transit responds to the different activities in a community through the year," said Dyck. "As the weather warms up, we know that Lost Lake is a popular destination.

"We are excited to work with the municipality of Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb to give people the opportunity to get there on Route 8 complimentary."


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