As of September 7th, trolley buses will be returning to their Granville Street routes that have been inactive for almost half a decade.
The affected bus routes are: 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 50 [download a PDF map here]. Note, the 5 will continue to be re-routed (via Smithe, Burrard, Pender) as there Robson Square redevelopment will still be underway.
The bus-only lane on Seymour will be also removed so all traffic may have full use of the street. Since Granville will be maintaining a pedestrian-only feel certain days of the week, night buses will continue to run along Seymour (North) and Howe (South) on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after 9:00pm. Translink says they will be posting signs on the bus stops during their weekend detours.
Trolley buses have traveled down Granville since for 100 years so it will be great to see them return. However, looking at some of the comment on The Buzzer Blog, many have become accustomed to the Seymour re-route.