Coast Mountain Bus Company route 143 'Coquitlam Stn / SFU'
143 Coquitlam Station/SFU is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route that provides Coquitlam with service to Simon Fraser University. The route does not run on weekends. The first trip westbound departs Coquitlam Station at 6:45 AM; the last trip eastbound departs SFU at approximately 10:00 PM.
The route departs Coquitlam Station by access road onto Lougheed Highway heading southbound, to Dewdney Trunk Road, Mariner Way and then Como Lake Avenue westbound. It continues from Como Lake to Broadway where Como meets North Road and then Gaglardi Way up Burnaby Mountain. It leaves Gaglardi onto University Drive East and takes East Campus Road to terminate at SFU Exchange.
Eastbound trips depart SFU Exchange via University High Street to Tower Road, South Campus Road, Gaglardi Way northbound, University Drive West back onto Gaglardi to get down Burnaby Mountain. The trip takes Lougheed Highway turning onto Barnet Highway westbound, Mariner Way and then access road to terminate at Coquitlam Station.
Select morning westbound trips depart Port Coquitlam TrainBus Station on Kingsway Avenue at Wilson taking Wilson Avenue westbound, Shaughnessy Street north and then Lougheed Highway west to Coquitlam Station.
Points of Interest
- Port Coquitlam TrainBus (WestCoast Express) (Early Morning Only)
- Rowland Park (Early Morning Only)
- Lions Way Park (Early Morning Only)
- Westwood Mall Shopping Centre
- Coquitlam Centre
- Coquitlam Station (Bay 1)
- Coquitlam Station TrainBus
- Hoy Ridge Linear Park
- Dr Charles Best Secondary School
- Como Lake Shopping Centre
- Burquitlam Mall
- Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
- Simon Fraser University Exchange (Bay 4)
- Simon Fraser University
- December 1993 - Left turn lane into Coquitlam Centre Exchange eliminated forcing service reroute by Lougheed Highway to Barnet Highway, Mariner and then Access Road
- April 1997 - Service revised to no longer detour to Port Moody Station
- November 1999 - Bike rack equipped and wheelchair accessible service introduced
- October 2001 - Weekday service after 6:00 PM discontinued due to funding shortfall
- November 2003 - Service with New Flyer Industries D60LF articulated buses made permanent
- September 2008 - Service improved to 12 minute frequency during peak periods; service day increased for last trip to depart SFU at 10:00 PM
- September 2009 - Peak period and direction service improved to 10 minutes
- The route runs out of Port Coquitlam Transit Centre. Buses normally servicing the route include New Flyer Industries D60LF , New Flyer Industries D40LF , New Flyer Industries C40LF and New Flyer Industries C40LFR models.
- ↑ The Buzzer December 31, 1993 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer April 18, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer October 29, 1999 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
- ↑ CMBC Service Cuts, translink.ca, retrieved 16-10-2009
- ↑ The Buzzer November 14, 2003 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
- ↑ Bus service increases in North Burnaby in September, translink.ca, retrieved 16-10-2009
- ↑ The Buzzer September 2009 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 16-10-2009