Coast Mountain Bus Company route 97 'Coquitlam Stn / Lougheed Stn (B-line)'
97 Lougheed Station/Coquitlam Station B-Line is a bus rapid transit route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west bus rapid transit route linking Burnaby, Burquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam. It provides Frequent Transit Network (FTN) service; service seven days a week, 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day.
The route exits Coquitlam Station by Mariner Way and Barnet Highway to access Pinetree Way northbound. It follows Pinetree to turn onto Guildford westbound, Ungless Way and Ioco Road to access Barnet Highway and then continues west along Barnet/St. Johns Street until it becomes Charles Street at St. George. The route follows Charles Street becoming Clarke Drive, Clarke Road and merges onto North Road where Clarke meets Cottonwood. Traveling southbound along North Road the route turns west onto Austin Road to terminate at Lougheed SkyTrain Station.
Eastbound trips leave Lougheed by Government Place onto North Road. It accesses Coquitlam Central Station from Pinetree Way.
Plans are on-going for the replacement of the bus rapid transit system with a dedicated SkyTrain system to be named the Evergreen Line. Funding is unsecured with construction unlikely to begin before the original start date of 2010.
97 B-Line Stops
- Coquitlam Central Station (Bay 7)
- Como Lake
- Lougheed Mall/Austin
- Lougheed SkyTrain Station (Bay 1)
Points of Interest
- Coquitlam Station/Coquitlam Central Trainbus (West Coast Express)
- Coquitlam Centre
- Eagle Ridge Hospital
- Port Moody Station (West Coast Express, two blocks north)
- Seaforth Park
- Burquitlam Mall and Park
- Coquitlam College
- Lougheed Mall Shopping Centre/Cariboo Shopping Centre
- Lougheed SkyTrain Station
- September 2002 - Service introduced with a fleet of ten New Flyer Industries D60LF buses
- End of 2002 - Conventional 40-foot buses joined 97 B-Line service fleet due to a shortage of articulated 60-foot buses at Port Coquitlam Transit Centre.
- 2003 - 97 B-Line service became a majority conventional 40-foot bus route due to route 143 Coquitlam Station/SFU being converted to an articulated bus service
- 2006 - New Flyer Industries C40LFR buses begin service
- This route uses both standard length and articulated buses operated by Port Coquitlam Transit Centre. Service on this route is provided by New Flyer Industries D40LF and New Flyer Industries C40LFR models. There are typically New Flyer Industries D60LF buses during the weekend when route 143 is not in operation, or occasionally during peak hours.
|Service Period||First Trip to Last Trip||Frequency|
|Weekday Westbound||4:37 AM - 1:37 AM||7-8 Peak hours, 10 Midday, 12 Evening, 15-30 Late evening|
|Weekday Eastbound||5:22 AM - 2:40 AM||7-8 PM peak, 8 AM peak, 10 Midday, 12 Evening, 15-30 Late evening|
|Saturday Westbound||6:05 AM - 1:35 AM||15 Midday, 30 Morning and Late evening|
|Saturday Eastbound||6:45 AM - 2:40 AM||15 Midday, 30 Morning and Late evening|
|Sunday Westbound||6:35 AM - 1:33 AM||15 Midday, 30 Morning and Late evening|
|Sunday Eastbound||7:11 AM - 2:44 AM||15 Midday, 30 Morning and Late evening|
- ↑ Translink to yank Evergreen Line funding, cbc.ca, retrieved 20-09-2009
- ↑ Vancouver BRT, fta.dot.gov, retrieved 19-09-2009