Fraser Valley Express: Extension to Lougheed Skytrain Station

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Consultation has concluded

Beginning March 27, the Fraser Valley Express (FVX) will extend to the Lougheed Skytrain Station in Burnaby.

During our engagement in summer 2021 you told us you would like also like:

  • More trips on Saturdays, and that
  • The weekday gap in the middle-afternoon trips is problematic.

We listened, and in addition to the extension to Lougheed Skytrain, the March 27 service change will bring FVX riders:

  • Two additional round trips on Saturdays - including a later departure time towards Chilliwack as well as an earlier start heading towards Metro Vancouver
  • A new weekday round trip in the middle of the afternoon, heading eastbound from Carvolth at 2:57 pm, High Street at 3:25 pm and McCallum 3:36 pm.
  • A new weekday very early trip, departing Chilliwack at 4:40 am and arriving at the Skytrain at 6:11 am.
  • More time in the schedule to keep the FVX on-time when traffic congestion is high

Fraser Valley riders can either access the Route 66 FVX by transferring from local transit, or can take advantage of Park & Ride locations at 

  • Lickman Road
  • McCallum Road 
  • Highstreet Shopping Centre (100 spaces in undergound parking section 'O') 



Beginning March 27, the Fraser Valley Express (FVX) will extend to the Lougheed Skytrain Station in Burnaby.

During our engagement in summer 2021 you told us you would like also like:

  • More trips on Saturdays, and that
  • The weekday gap in the middle-afternoon trips is problematic.

We listened, and in addition to the extension to Lougheed Skytrain, the March 27 service change will bring FVX riders:

  • Two additional round trips on Saturdays - including a later departure time towards Chilliwack as well as an earlier start heading towards Metro Vancouver
  • A new weekday round trip in the middle of the afternoon, heading eastbound from Carvolth at 2:57 pm, High Street at 3:25 pm and McCallum 3:36 pm.
  • A new weekday very early trip, departing Chilliwack at 4:40 am and arriving at the Skytrain at 6:11 am.
  • More time in the schedule to keep the FVX on-time when traffic congestion is high

Fraser Valley riders can either access the Route 66 FVX by transferring from local transit, or can take advantage of Park & Ride locations at 

  • Lickman Road
  • McCallum Road 
  • Highstreet Shopping Centre (100 spaces in undergound parking section 'O') 



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    For the limited service of the FVX, why is the price of tickets or 1 ticket so expensive? Also, most people including myself would like to ditch our cars and take transit to go into Vancouver or Burnaby but the limited services on weekend and evenings make it hard for us to ditch cars on our journey back into the Fraser Valley. Any more service lines added for weekend evenings and week day evenings?

    YKK asked about 1 year ago

    The fares for the FVX service were developed with input from public engagement in 2014, and were based on comparable routes across the province, being longer commuter services. 

    Currently, peak demand for service exists during the day, and would look to increase service during these times first. However ,we will note your comment for future consideration. 

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    What will happen to the 555 bus?

    Lado asked about 1 year ago

    TransLink route 555 will remain unchanged with the implementation of the extension. The FVX will be drop off only at Carvolth Exchange in the westbound direction and pick up only at Carvolth Exchange in the eastbound direction. Route 555 will continue servicing those originating and have destinations within Metro Vancouver.

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    Since this 66 extension partially duplicates Translink 555 service (and if we add an additional stop at Hwy 1 @ 156th it will fully duplicate Translink 555 service), my question is whether BC Transit will coordinate with Translink to make sure we are not over-provisioning capacity on the Lougheed - Carvolth segment. Also, if 555 services can be removed due to this 66 extension, who can take advantage of the additional service hours, Translink or BC Transit?

    Roger T asked about 1 year ago

    TransLink route 555 will remain unchanged with the implementation of the extension. The FVX will be drop off only at Carvolth Exchange in the westbound direction and pick up only at Carvolth Exchange in the eastbound direction. Route 555 will continue servicing those originating and have destinations within Metro Vancouver. 

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    Why can’t the FVX be extended to the Lougheed station now, you currently have the buses running, why the delay. Got to Vancouver is. To the issue return to Chilliwack is a problem if I miss the FVX at Carvoth I have a minimum 1 hour wait with out any facilities to stay cool/warm or washroom facilities. If the connection was more adequate I would the system more regularly.

    Sogger asked about 1 year ago

    Service will be extended to Lougheed Station as soon as the required additional resources become available, which is in January 2022. We hope the extension will help with the current difficult connections you are experiencing.

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    Please guys increase the number of buses going to airport. There are many students who go to flying schools plus for ramping jobs at airport. You guys please think about it. Mybe once in a hour.

    Leo asked about 1 year ago

    If you are referring to the Abbotsford airport, increased service was identified as a priority in the Central Fraser Valley Transit Future Action Plan. Thank you for your comment.

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    Are we going to hav to be part of the GVRD?

    Serita Bullock-Lind asked about 1 year ago

    No, there will be no changes to jurisdictional boundaries.

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    How much will it cost to ride from Abbotsford to Burnaby?

    Oksana asked about 1 year ago

    Cash fare is $5 for an adult and will remain unchanged. You can view other fare options including tickets and passes here (includes other fares for the Central Fraser Valley Transit System) or here (includes other fares for the Chilliwack Transit System). 

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    Would it be possible if FVX 66 could stop in Surrey? Especially if the plan is to extend the bus to Lougheed :)

    Jodi asked about 1 year ago

    For the upcoming change in January the FVX will only be extended to Lougheed Station. Connections are available to Surrey via TransLink at Carvolth Exchange. However, we will note your comment for future consideration.

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    When Federal branch announces funding for Skytrain to FV how long does it take to apply those funds to construction of that transportation project? The Fraser Valley is over due for broader/ expanded transportation.

    @madeleinesauve asked about 1 year ago

    We suggest directing this question to TransLink, as this is one of their services. 

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    When will you finally be building a rail link?

    kag454 asked about 1 year ago

    We currently do not have plans to have the FVX operate as Light Rail Transit. We know that increasing service is a priority, and the long-term Chilliwack and Central Fraser Valley Transit Future Plans identify a RapidBus corridor between Abbotsford and Metro Vancouver.