TransLink is reminding Vancouverites to give themselves extra time to get around next week as transit is expected to be packed with back-to-school and back-to-work commuters.

“The first couple of weeks of September are traditionally the busiest times for public transportation in Metro Vancouver,” said TransLink spokesperson Ken Hardie.

“Class-time service” will return on most routes going to local colleges and universities.

“Literally thousands of students transfer each day from SkyTrain to buses at historical choke points like Commercial-Broadway, Broadway-City Hall and Production Way Stations,” Hardie said.

“While it’s not possible to add more buses on most routes, TransLink can now use larger buses in some areas.”

The No. 49 Metrotown/UBC will see 60-foot articulated buses at times during peak periods, made available when the Canada Line began service.

This frees up vehicles formerly used on the 98 B-Line and will help address some of the capacity issues on the busy route serving UBC and Langara.

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