Coast Mountain Bus Company route 7 'Nanaimo Stn / Dunbar'
7 Nanaimo Station/Dunbar is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route servicing the neighbourhoods of Renfrew Heights, Hastings-Sunrise, Hastings East, Downtown, Kitsilano and Dunbar.
The route leaves Dunbar Loop taking Dunbar Street northbound and uses Dunbar Diversion to access Alma Street. It turns eastbound on West 4th Avenue at Alma and then uses Hemlock and 5th Avenue to loop onto Granville Street and the Granville Bridge. It exits the bridge and continues northbound along Granville to take Cordova using Cordova Diversion to acccess Powell Street and then Dundas Street. It turns onto Nanaimo from Dundas southbound and continues until reaching Nanaimo Station on Nanaimo at 24th Avenue.
Westbound trips use Nanaimo, Dundas, Powell until Main Street, West Pender into Downtown and then Granville to get onto Granville Bridge. It loops onto 4th Avenue from Granville Bridge via West Cloverleaf and Fir Street. Certain westbound trips terminate on Nanaimo at Hastings and become route 16 29th Avenue Station/Arbutus travelling along Hastings Street to Renfrew. The final trip of the night terminates on Howe at Dunsmuir.
Service in Downtown Vancouver will continue to route via Seymour Street and Howe Street instead of Granville on weekends, holidays, days preceding holidays and Fridays after 9PM when Granville Mall access is restricted to pedestrians only.
Points of Interest
- Dunbar Loop
- Dunbar Community Centre
- Granville Island
- Downtown Entertainment District
- Pacific Centre
- Granville SkyTrain Station (Eastbound)
- Oppenheimer Park/Little Toyko
- East Hastings
- Pandora Park
- John Hendry Park/Trout Lake
- Nanaimo SkyTrain Station (Bay 4)
- 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 with the completion of the Canada Line
- The route runs out of Vancouver Transit Centre. Buses normally servicing the route include New Flyer Industries E40LFRs . Occasional New Flyer Industries D40LF , Nova Bus LFS and Nova Bus LFS HEV models can be found.
- ↑ 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 December 14, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 09-11-2009