NOT CURRENT - SEE BELOW Can’t read the Gertie Bus schedule? We have a hack for you!

by: Madhu on 07/18/2016

**PLEASE VISIT https://www.newsociety.com/blog/2018/Schedule-Update-and-GERTIE-the-Bus-Story-Book  FOR THE MOST CURRENT GERTIE SCHEDULE**

 

I love Gabriola—the kind people, the stories they have to share, the cedar-scented air and the surprising abundance of sheep here. I also love the Gertie Bus. During my month on Gabriola, I was fortunate enough to ride the Gertie with some incredible folks. I knew some of the bus drivers by name and they taught me more about this island than Wikipedia ever could. When I moved to Nanaimo, I knew one thing I would miss dearly would be my weekly Gertie rides.

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Photo credit:  Gabriola Sounder Newspaper

 

Gertie

So where am I going with this? Well, the Gertie bus schedule, for starters. What about it? I can’t read it! And I suspect, neither can you. I was fortunate enough to work with one of the Gertie drivers who spent the better part of a half hour mapping out which bus goes where. So what if you don’t have your own personal Gertie driver to explain the system to you? Never fear, I have a Gertie Bus Hack just for you!

See, the drivers use A and B schedules that are a simplified version of the riders’ four-part schedule. Let me tell you, it’s a whole lot more clear from this end of the telescope. The A/B routes are split into Morning runs, Midday runs and Evening runs. That’s it! No endless columns, just the two. Excited, yet? You should be!

This hack is not intended to replace the official Gertie schedule, please do continue to refer to it, but give our Gertie Bus Hack a try here and tell us what you think:

WEEKDAY MORNINGS

Route A
Weekday Mornings
This is the path the bus takes:
Village 6:46
North Road/ Barrett 6:50
Silva Bay 7:00
South Road at Price 7:05
El Verano 7:10
Wharf Road 7:12
Lockinvar at South Road 7:18
Ferry 7:20
Village 7:35
North Road/ Barrett 7:40
Silva Bay 7:50
Islands View/ Blueback Drive 7:57
El Verano 8:05
Wharf Road (Non-school days only) (8:07)
Hess at Fisher (School days only) 8:10
Dirksen at South Road 8:18
Harrison/ Pat Burns 8:21
Ferry (Drop-off only) 8:26
Village 8:29
Gabriola Elementary School 8:30

 

Route B
Weekday Mornings
This is the path the bus takes:
Village 7:05
Harrison 7:08
Ferry 7:11
Twin Beaches 7:16
Hemlock Mailboxes 7:19
Twin Beaches 7:22
The Haven 7:23
Ferry (By request only) (7:26)
Village 7:28
Break
Village 7:55
North Road at Barrett 7:59
Wild Cherry 8:01
Tashtego 8:08
Village 8:17
Twin Beaches 8:21
Hemlock Mailboxes 8:25
The Haven 8:29
Ferry 8:40
Harrison (By request only) (8:42)
Village 8:42
Gabriola Elementary (By request only) (8:44)

 

WEEKDAY MID-DAY AND SATURDAYS
 

Routes A & B combined
Weekday Mid-Day Run
This is the path the bus takes:
Ferry 9:50
Village 10:00
Tashtego 10:10
Village 10:19
Barrett at North Road 10:24
Silva Bay 10:34
Islands View 10:40
El Verano 10:47
Wharf Road (By request only) (10:49)
Ferne/ Hess (By request only) (11:57)
Village 11:00
Harrison 11:05
Ferry 11:10
Twin Beaches 11:14
Hemlock 11:17
Haven 11:22
Village 11:26
Break
Village 11:38
Barrett at North Road 11:43
Silva Bay 11:53
South Road at Price 11:58
El Verano 12:03
Wharf Road 12:05
Village 12:14
Harrison (By request only) --
Ferry 12:16
Village 12:30
Barrett at North Road 12:33
Tashtego (By request only) (12:39)
Wild Cherry (By request only) (12:45)
Silva Bay 12:52
Islands View 12:58
El Verano 1:04
Wharf (By request only) (1:06)
Ferne/ Hess (By request only) (1:10)
Village 1:14
Harrison 1:18
Ferry 1:22
The Haven 1:25
Twin Beaches 1:26
Hemlock (By request only) (1:29)
Twin Beaches 1:33
The Haven 1:34
Ferry 1:36
Village 1:40
Tashtego (By request only) (1:53)

 

WEEKDAY EVENINGS

Route A
Weekday Evenings
This is the path the bus takes:
Ferry 4:10
Village 4:20
North Road at Barrett 4:25
Silva Bay 4:40
Islands View 4:47
South Road at Price 4:49
El Verano 4:55
Hess (By request only) --
Village 5:15
Ferry 5:20
Break
Ferry 5:25
Village 5:30
North Road/ Barrett 5:35
Silva Bay 5:45
Islands View (By request only) (5:48)
South Road at Price 5:50
El Verano 5:57
Wharf Road (By request only) (5:59)
Hess (By request only) (6:05)
Village 6:10
Ferry (By request only) (6:15)

 

Route B
Weekday Evenings
This is the path the bus takes:
Village 4:05
Ferry 4:12
Harrison (By request only) (4:15)
Village 4:25
The Haven (By request only) (4:33)
Twin Beaches (By request only) (4:34)
Hemlock (By request only) (4:38)
Village 4:46
Bertha (By request only) (4:50)
Wild Cherry (By request only) (4:53)
Tashtego (By request only) (4:55)
Village 5:15
Ferry 5:25
Harrison (By request only) (5:28)
Village 5:30
Twin Beaches (By request only) (5:34)
Hemlock (By request only) (5:39)
Haven 5:44
Village 5:48
Wild Cherry (By request only) (5:55)
Tashtego (By request only) (6:05)

 

 

Happy Riding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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