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New transit route coming to Comox Valley this spring

Getting from downtown Comox to other areas will be an option in the valley coming this spring.

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) have announced route 15, a bus route that will run from the Comox Mall to the Aquatic Centre. The route will provide service to the K’ómoks First Nation and residents living along Back Road, according to the announcement.

The route will run six round trips on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March 23.

MLA for Courtenay-Comox Ronna-Rae Leonard says the new route will serve areas that previously did not have access.

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“I’m pleased to see the routes being expanded and added to our Valley’s transit system,
especially around K’ómoks First Nation and other areas that have previously been underserved,” said Leonard. “The Comox Valley is growing fast and, under our government, BC Transit is increasing the amount of reliable, affordable, convenient, and low-carbon public transit service for the region and its residents.”

The K’ómoks First Nation says the route will help them reach environmental goals.

“On behalf of the K’ómoks First Nation (KFN), I would like to thank the Comox Valley Regional
District for working with our staff to identify opportunities to provide access to bus services along
Back Road,” said Chief Nicole Rempel. “This new route will provide much-needed access to facilities in the Comox Valley and also help meet KFN’s goals in reducing our carbon footprint by encouraging greener options like transit.”

Routes 1 from Anfield Centre to Comox Mall, 10 from Fanny Bay and 12 from Oyster River to downtown will also see improvements:

  • A new weekday morning trip on route 10 from Fanny Bay to Courtenay
  • A new weekday afternoon trip on route 12, connecting with Campbell River route 6 Oyster River / Willow Point

More information about the routes can be found on the BC Transit website.

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