Coast Mountain Bus Company route 4 'Powell / Downtown / UBC'
4 Powell/Downtown/UBC is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route connecting eastern Vancouver with the University of British Columbia. Select service is provided to North Vancouver via the Second Narrows Crossing from east Vancouver.
The departs UBC Trolley Loop running along University Boulevard westbound taking Blanca Street to 4th Avenue followed by Hemlock and 5th Avenue to access Granville Street, Granville Bridge and Downtown. The route exits Granville Bridge onto Granville Street followed by Cordova, Powell by Cordova Diversion, Dundas Street and then Nanaimo to McGill Street to terminate on Renfrew at Eton. On weekends, holidays and friday nights, the route runs along Seymour Street northbound and along Howe Street southbound due to the closing of Granville Mall for pedestrian use only.
Westbound trips take Eton, Kaslo, McGill, Nanaimo and Dundas to Powell Street followed by Main Street, Pender until Granville, southbound along Granville and then onto the Granville Bridge out of Downtown. It exits Granville Bridge by West Cloverleaf, 5th Avenue and then Fir Street onto 4th Avenue.
On weekends, holidays, days preceding holidays and Friday nights after 9PM, the route runs along Seymour Street northbound and along Howe Street southbound due to the closing of Granville Mall for pedestrian use only.
Points of Interest
- UBC Trolley Loop (Bay 13)
- Pacific Spirit National Park
- University Golf Course
- Blanca Loop
- Jericho Beach Park
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Granville SkyTrain Station
- Vancouver Police Centennial Museum
- Little Tokyo
- Oppenheimer Park
- Hastings Park
- September 1988 - Service extended to terminate at UBC Loop
- December 1996 - Evening service to Downtown revised to loop via Granville, Cordova, Cambie and then Pender to UBC; service to Powell requires transfer to 4 Upper Lynn Valley 
- April 1997 - Downtown terminus revised to Pender at Homer Street
- April 2006 - Service rerouted due to construction of the Canada Line; service to travel along Seymour northbound and Howe southbound instead of Granville Street
- December 2007 - Service becomes accessible and bike rack equipped with New Flyer Industries E40LFR low-floor trolleys
- September 2010 - Service revised to operate along Granville Street
- April 2011 - Trips running as 4 Upper Lynn Valley discontinued in favour of new route 209 Upper Lynn Valley/Vancouver to reduce rider confusion
- The route runs out of Vancouver Transit Centre using New Flyer Industries E40LFRs as well as occasional diesel Nova Bus LFS . Trips running as 4 Upper Lynn Valley use North Vancouver Transit Centre based Nova Bus LFS buses.
- ↑ The Buzzer November 4, 1988 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 26-03-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer December 13, 1996 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 26-03-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer April 4, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer April 24, 2006 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2010
- ↑ The Buzzer February 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-10-2009
- ↑ The Buzzer December 14, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 09-11-2009