TransLink is rolling out some big changes on Monday to better integrate service to the tri-cities.
The changes follow the launch of the Evergreen Extension Line to Port Moody and Coquitlam.
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond says with 22 bus re-routes, it’s the largest change in TransLink’s history.
“For example, the new Burke Mountain Service, the service to the Dominion Triangle, increased frequency on a series of bus routes throughout the system. Some of the routes will be more frequent, therefore more convenient.”
For downtown commuters, the West Coast Express Train Bus between Waterfront and Mission City will be discontinued as of December 30.
The 97 B-line from Lougheed station to Coquitlam, and the 190 route from downtown to Coquitlam will also come to an end.
Full list of changes:
West End and Downtown Vancouver
- New overhead trolley lines along Cambie Street extend the 5 and 6.
- The 6 Davie/Downtown extends along Davie Street.
- You can transfer from the 5 at Burrard Station or from the 5 and 6 at Cambie and Dunsmuir.
- The C21 and C23 discontinues and the routes merge into the new 23 Main Street Station/Yaletown/Beach route
- The 97 B-Line and the 190 Vancouver/Coquitlam Station will no longer operate.
- The 160 Port Coquitlam Station/Kootenay Loop will serve local stops via Guildford Way and end at Kootenay Loop.
- For service on Hastings Street, transfer to the 95 B-Line at Kootenay Loop.
- The C24 is now called the 180 Moody Centre Station/Lougheed Station and will operate with a larger 40-foot bus and 15-minute frequency during peak periods.
- Most of the existing 97 B-Line stops will be served by the new Evergreen Extension.
- For local bus stops not served by SkyTrain, take the 160 or 180.
- Extended late night service on the N9 between Lougheed and Coquitlam Central stations creates 24-hour service along the Millennium Line corridor.
135 SFU/Burrard Station/160 Port Coquitlam Station/Kootenay Loop
- Starting December 19, the 135 is discontinued.
- The 95 B-Line provides a more reliable and direct service with limited stops along Hastings Street. For local stops, take the 14, 144, or 160.
- The 95 B-Line will stop at: Burrard Station, Granville Street (Waterfront Station), Cambie Street/Abbott Street, Main Street, Commercial Drive, Nanaimo Street, Renfrew Street, Kootenay Loop, Gilmore Avenue, Willingdon Avenue, Hythe Avenue, Holdom Avenue, Kensington Avenue, Duthie Avenue, and SFU Transportation Centre.
- The 160 Port Coquitlam Station/Kootenay Loop will end at Kootenay Loop as the Evergreen Extension will provide a faster, more frequent and more reliable connection to Downtown Vancouver.
- 143 Burquitlam Station/SFU connects SFU and Burquitlam Station with a high-capacity, all-day service to SFU. The 143 will no longer serve Como Lake Avenue.
- 151 Coquitlam Central Station/Burquitlam Station runs seven days a week between Coquitlam Central Station and Burquitlam Station along Como Lake Avenue.
- 153 Braid Station/Coquitlam Central Station extends from Poirier Community Centre to Coquitlam Central Station via Mariner Way.
- 157 Lougheed Station/Burquitlam Station extends from Poirier Community Centre to Burquitlam Station via Foster Avenue and Cottonwood Avenue.
Northeast Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam – 159/188/C37/C38/C40
- New bus service to Dominion Triangle for new Evergreen Extension.
- 171 Fremont/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C37) with new service to Dominion Triangle and a direct connection to the Evergreen Extension
- 172 Riverside/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C37) with a direct connection to the Evergreen Extension.
- 173 Cedar/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C38)
- 174 Rocklin/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C38)
- 175 Meridian/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C40) providing a new connection to the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension
- 159 Port Coquitlam Station/Braid Station – all trips via Pitt River Road.
169 Braid Station/Coquitlam Central Station
- Customers who travel between Coquitlam Central and Braid stations can use the Evergreen Extension.
- To accommodate new building construction on Holly Drive and on Orchid Drive, the 169 will continue on a detour routing southbound until late 2019.
- The 169 reroutes all northbound and southbound trips via Riverview Hospital grounds via Holly Drive, with service operating every 30 minutes.
Port Moody and North Coquitlam – 178/C25/C26/C27/C28/C29/C30
- 179 Coquitlam Central Station/Buntzen Lake (previously C26)
- 182 Moody Centre Station/Belcarra (previously C26)
- 183 Moody Centre Station/Coquitlam Central Station (previously C27)
- 184 Moody Centre Station/Noons Creek (previously C28)
- 187 Coquitlam Central Station/Parkway (previously C29)
- 189 Coquitlam Central Station/Lafarge Park (previously C30)
- The 178 Port Moody station/Coquitlam Station route is discontinued
Anmore and Belcarra – C26
- The 182 Moody Centre Station/Buntzen Lake (previously C26) provides all-day service through Heritage Mountain via Ravine Drive.
- Two new trips per day are added to improve connections to other services.
191 Coquitlam Central Station/Princeton
- 191 will provide service to the Burke Mountain neighbourhood, connecting residents to the Evergreen Extension nd West Coast Express.
- Service will be provided every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays with slightly later start times on the weekend.
595 Langley Centre/Maple Meadows Station
- The 595 will not service all local stops.
- Two new stops on the 595 Maple Meadows (57028 and 57048)
- Two new stops on the 595 Langley Centre (61487 and 57026)
West Coast Express TrainBus – 701
- On December 19, the 701 will extend to Mission, and then after December 30, 2016 West Coast Express TrainBus will be discontinued. Jan 3 will be the first in-service day without TrainBus. With the introduction of the Evergreen Extension, most TrainBus customers will have more travel options using SkyTrain and the 701.
- The 701 will not stop at Port Coquitlam Station or Port Haney Station.
- Travelling to Port Coquitlam Station? Take the 159 from Braid Station or the 160 from Coquitlam Central Station.
- Travelling to Port Haney Station? Take the C43, C45, C46, C47 or C48.
- Travelling to Mission? Take the 701 Coquitlam Central Station/Mission City Station. Customers will have access to select 701 trips that are now extended from Haney Place to Mission.
- The 701 schedule has the same arrivals and departures from Mission as the TrainBus.
For more information visit TransLink’s website.
With files from Emily Lazatin