Coast Mountain Bus Company route 240 '15th Street / Vancouver'
240 15th Street/Vancouver is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route connecting North Vancouver with Downtown Vancouver. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more, seven days a week.
The route departs Downtown Vancouver from Cambie Street onto Dunsmuir, Hamilton and then West Georgia Street. The route continues onto the Stanley Park Causeway, the Lions Gate Bridge and exits onto Marine Drive eastbound before taking Keith Road. From Keith the route takes Jones Avenue and 15th Street westbound to terminate on Grand Boulevard at 15th Street.
Westbound trips depart from 15th Street in a loop onto Grand Boulevard, 13th Street and then Grand Boulevard back onto 15th Street westbound to continue towards Downtown. Select peak morning trips westbound route from Marine Drive to Pemberton Avenue southbound, 15th Street, McGuire Avenue and then its regular route to the Lions Gate Bridge. The route terminates in Downtown by taking West Georgia until arriving at its terminus on Cambie.
Points of Interest
- Cambie Street at Georgia Street - Stadium SkyTrain Station (Bay 1)
- Larwill Park
- The Orpheum
- Vancouver Public Library
- Vancouver City Centre Station Canada Line
- Pacific Centre
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Lions Gate Bridge
- Norgate Park (Peak Morning Westbound Only)
- Pemberton Park (Peak Morning Westbound Only)
- Heywood Park
- Capilano Mall
- North Vancouver City Library/Civic Centre
- Lions Gate Hospital
- Boulevard Park
- October 1991 - Accessible service introduced on select trips
- April 1993 - Downtown terminus revised to operate from a temporary terminal on the east side of Beatty Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir adjacent to the Beatty Street Armoury with the closing of the Larwill Bus Depot
- December 1997 - Local service along West Georgia Street to and from North Vancouver approved on a permanent basis after a six month trial period
- June 2000 - Midday service increased to 15 minutes both ways
- February 2007 - Downtown terminus moved from Beatty Street to current Cambie at Georgia
- June 2008 - Route joined the Frequent Transit Network (FTN)
- The route runs out of North Vancouver Transit Centre. Buses normally servicing the route include New Flyer Industries D40 and Nova Bus LFS models.
- ↑ The Buzzer August 30, 1991 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 05-04-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer March 26, 1993 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer November 28, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 29-04-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer June 23, 2000 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 03-12-2009
- ↑ The Buzzer February 2, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
- ↑ The Buzzer June 20, 2008 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009