Post by Koastal Karl on Jan 22, 2007 20:56:25 GMT -8
Ok I never noticed they go from route 13 to 17, hmm! I have always wondered why they go from route 26 to 30 to 40. Anyone know?? So how many routes does BC Ferries actually have if you count the 30 and 40 as two more that makes 28 routes not 40 routes. Dosent make sense why they do it like that.
Post by BrianWilliams on Feb 8, 2007 0:15:38 GMT -8
Route numbers are kinda interesting.
The list shows that a lot of routes were just numbered sequentially as they went into service - but more recently BCF has given some thought to holding blocks of numbers open for region-specific designations, like the "41" you suggest.
If we started over, we'd probably use single digits (1-9) for the highest volume routes, 10's thru 90's for regional service, and 101-999 for little island hoppers.
It's not very important to the public: most ferry travellers never know the route # they're sailing on.
Post by kylefossett on Feb 8, 2007 16:04:59 GMT -8
The same as how transit systems go about creating new route numbers.
As a captive (but avid) bus rider in the sLower Mainland, I am intrigued by what you mean by this. Care to elaborate?
i don't know about the rest of the fraser valley lower mainland region but in mission and abbotsford, the abbotsford routes all number upto 17. mission routes start at 31. this is for future route expansion. mission routes will be numbered from were they are now and abbotsford routes would be numbered upto the mission routes