Transit Service Alerts

Last updated on Jul 10, 2024 - 9:26 am

During adverse weather, many factors can impact bus routes such as accidents, detours and changing road conditions. To ensure the safety of passengers, drivers and the general public, bus routes are changed as needed. Changes to routes can happen many times over the course of an adverse weather event and every effort is made to update transit users as information comes available. Please visit this webpage for the latest bus route information and impacts to services. These same updates are also shared on our X (formerly Twitter) feed at @RDN_Transit.

Please note: During adverse weather events where routes are heavily impacted and changing, defer to updates posted here on the transit service alerts webpage and not on the NextRide app which will not have the most current information.

SERVICE ALERT UPDATE

Front Street at Esplanade Stop Closure (near the Downtown Nanaimo Exchange)

Please note that the bus stop at Front and Esplanade is closed. To ensure consistency and improve traffic flow, all riders will be dropped-off within the main part of the exchange in bays A-G when arriving on an inbound 1, 5, 6, 7, 20, 30, 50, 70, or 78.

Front Street at Esplanade STOP CLOSURE

Seat Belt Implementation

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has began installing seatbelts on all light-duty buses. This change is at the direction of BC Transit to standardize light-duty buses within the province. 

This change will affect, Routes 88, 97, 98 and, at times, 25.

B.C. Law requires passengers to wear seatbelts if they are provided in a vehicle. 

7 Cinnabar / Downtown

to Downtown

Delays Expected.

to Cinnabar

Delays Expected.

Service Alert - Effective July 8, 2024 - Route 7 Outbound will be following regular routing down Victoria Road.
Route 7 Regular Routing

Service Alert - July 7-11, 2024 - 6AM - 6PM - Hub City Paving will be working on Tenth St at Trans-Canada Hwy. No detours but do expect delays.

8 Cedar 8 VIU

to Cedar

Delays Expected.

to VIU

Delays Expected.

Service Alert - July 7-11, 2024 - 6AM - 6PM - Hub City Paving will be working on Tenth St at Trans-Canada Hwy. No detours but do expect delays.

15/15A VIU

15/15A Woodgrove

to VIU

to Woodgrove

 

 

70 Nanaimo - Cowichan Express

to Cowichan

Delays Expected.

to Nanaimo Downtown

Delays Expected.

Service Alert - BC Transit, the Regional District of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, and Stz’uminus First Nation, are informing customers of a new bus stop that will serve the Oyster Bay area starting March 31, 2024. Please note that the location of the stop has changed and is shown in the Rider's Alert below. 
Rider's Alert - Oyster Bay Stop

Service Alert - July 7-11, 2024 - 6AM - 6PM - Hub City Paving will be working on Tenth St at Trans-Canada Hwy. No detours but do expect delays.

 

 

 

78 YCD Airport via Cassidy / Downtown

to Downtown

Delays Expected.

to Nanaimo Airport (YCD)

Delays Expected.

Service Alert - July 7-11, 2024 - 6AM - 6PM - Hub City Paving will be working on Tenth St at Trans-Canada Hwy. No detours but do expect delays.