Queensway Transit Exchange
As part of BC Transit’s RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project, the City is working on plans for improvements and upgrades to the existing Queensway transit exchange.
Once complete, the new exchange will provide a comfortable pedestrian space and improve the overall look and function of the existing exchange.
Features of the new exchange
- New streetscaping and landscaping
- Added public space and pedestrian walkways
- New permanent structure for bus operator facilities and security office
- Improved lighting for increased visibility and safety
- Passenger information display on shelters
The existing Queensway exchange was originally constructed in 1998 and is centrally located within downtown Kelowna. It serves as an important destination and transfer point in Kelowna.
Today, the exchange is the downtown terminus for the RapidBus service implemented as phase I of the RapidBus project as well as
eight other routes serving Kelowna and West Kelowna. Currently, Queensway is restricted to bus-only traffic between Pandosy and Ellis Streets.
Planning and design is scheduled to be completed in 2013 (subject to budget approval).
The Queensway Transit Exchange is part of BC Transit’s RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project, which includes creating and upgrading transit facilities throughout the region.
RapidBus connects people to their destinations easier and faster, and builds a sustainable, efficient transportation network within the region.