|Unitrans Hutchison Bus Terminal|
|675,000 trips |
The Unitrans W Bus Line serves a large portion of South Davis, which contains one of the largest student populations in Davis. The line runs from Cowell Blvd. to Lillard Drive, and then turns on Dummond Avenue and loops back onto Cowell again before heading back towards campus. This route to the Unitrans Hutchison Bus Terminal runs every fifteen minutes during the day.
Most people consider the W line to be notoriously late. The issue of lateness arises from the heavy passenger load, but more frequently from Downtown traffic, and congestion at the Richards Underpass. Unitrans endeavors to be on time, but especially during the midday and afternoon hours, the traffic conditions make it impossible. The W line is also the second busiest Unitrans line.
To help ease the passenger loads in the mornings, an extra bus (a "tripper bus") will be sent to pick up the Cowell and Valdora Street stop. This is to help keep the regular bus on time, and to make crowding less of an issue. During the afternoon, the W Express runs in addition to the W, leaving the Silo at 10 after the hour. t should be noted that the "express" actually takes longer than the normal bus. This is because it follows the W, getting stuck behind it at several stops, and because it turns on Drew, following the M route.
The W Line also runs on weekends.
Check out the schedule and route map at the Unitrans website for more information.
Destinations on the W Line
Apartment Complexes Served
W Bus Line (Weekend)
The weekend W Line runs every hour, on the hour from 9:00am to 5:10pm with a 10-minute offset starting after noon.
The route follows the regular weekday W Line route
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2009-10-15 00:49:39 Is it just me or is the W getting worse and worse in terms of crowding and tardiness? —ChiakiHirai