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Bikes once again restricted on SkyTrain during rush hour

The rush hour restrictions were removed when ridership dropped due to the pandemic
Bikes are a no-go on the Vancouver SkyTrain's Expo and Millennium lines during certain peak hours.

With ridership on the rise to pre-pandemic levels, TransLink is once again implementing restrictions on bringing bicycles on board some SkyTrain lines during peak hours.

Recently, TransLink updated its rules to once again restrict bikes on the Expo/Millennium lines during rush hour.

"Bicycles are allowed at all times on Expo and Millennium Lines except during weekday rush hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.," states their website. Signs have been added at stations as well.

A year ago that rule was suspended as the pandemic led to a drop in ridership. At the time they saw ridership levels at around 43 per cent of the normal.

Bikes are still allowed on the Canada Line.

"Bicycles are allowed on any transit vehicle any time except for Expo/Millennium Line trains during rush hours," a TransLink spokesperson tells Vancouver Is Awesome via email.

Other restrictions exist regarding bikes on SkyTrains. Riding in stations, trailers, and electric or gas-powered scooters aren't allowed. During rush hours only six bikes are allowed on SeaBuses.