This bus is heading from the recreation complex to Selkirk College. A new Saturday service would assist students with work

This bus is heading from the recreation complex to Selkirk College. A new Saturday service would assist students with work

Stronger Saturday transit service in the West Kootenay

Transit service will now be available on Saturdays, beginning in Castlegar and making rounds to Trail and Nelson.

  • Mar. 9, 2015 9:00 a.m.

BC Transit and the West Kootenay Transit Committee are pleased to introduce a series of improvements including the introduction of Saturday service in Castlegar and on the regional connectors linking Nelson/Castlegar/Trail that will benefit the region as a whole.

Effective March 16, Saturday service will begin in Castlegar on both local routes and on regional connectors to Trail and Nelson. Local runs with coverage to the Castlegar hospital, the airport and Community Complex will start at about 9 a.m. Saturdays. The Route #98 Columbia Connector with service from Castlegar to Trail will see three round trips on Saturday. The Route #99 Kootenay Connector from Castlegar’s Selkirk College to Nelson will also offer three round-trips on Saturdays.

Other improvements include Nelson’s Route #10 North Shore with a revised Saturday schedule and a new weekday schedule to improve service reliability. Plus the Slocan Valley’s Route #20 will see an added round trip on Saturdays.

“For the West Kootenay Transit Committee, it has been a progressive process of trying to meet the needs of our region,” said West Kootenay Transit Committee Chair Lawrence Chernoff. “Partnering with BC Transit, we were able to establish transit service on Saturdays to connect the West Kootenay communities.”

“We are pleased to partner with the West Kootenay Transit Committee to better serve our customers,” said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha. “Improvements such as these help us achieve our goal of connecting people and communities by providing efficient and effective transit services.”

For more information on routes and schedules please consult bctransit.com/west-kootenay

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