Coast Mountain Bus Company route 108 'Eighth Avenue / New Westminster Station'

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108 Eighth Avenue/New Westminster Station
Service Area New Westminster
Termini Colborne Street at Ovens Avenue
New Westminster Station
Operations Surrey Transit Centre
Vehicles General Motors T6H-4523N
Branches 108 Eighth Avenue
108 New West Station

108 Eighth Avenue/New Westminster Station was a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This was a north-south circular route that connected New Westminster Station with Glenbrooke North and surrounding communities. Service ran every 30 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every hour on Sundays/holidays.

Trips departed New Westminster Station heading north on McNeely Street, east on Carnarvon Street, north on Sixth Street, east on Agnes Street, north on First Street, west on Royal Avenue, north on Second Street, east on Eighth Avenue, and north on Colbourne Street to Colbourne Street & Ovens Avenue. Continuing from Colbourne Street & Ovens Avenue, trips continued west on Ovens Avenue, south on 1st Street, west on 8th Avenue, south on Eighth Street, east on Sixth Street, south on Second Street, west on Royal Avenue, south on Sixth Street, west on Columbia Street, and north on McNeely Street to New Westminster Station.

Points of Interests

  • New Westminster Station (Bay 8)
  • Douglas College
  • Provincial Court of British Columbia – New Westminster
  • Queen's Park
  • Herbert Spencer Elementary School
  • New Westminster Secondary School
  • Massey Theatre
  • Mercer Stadium Park
  • Moody Park
  • Royal City Centre
  • Tipperary Park

History

  • Early 1950s - Service ran as W3 8th Avenue–2nd Street running between 20th Street & 8th Avenue and 12th Avenue & 2nd Street
  • Mid-1950s - Eastern terminus revised from 12th & 2nd to 16th Avenue & Cumberland Street
  • Mid-1960s - Service renumbered to 52–58 Second Street–Eighth Avenue and terminus extended from 16th & Cumberland to Langley & Armstrong
  • 1965 - Service revised to run as 94 Eighth Avenue, running between Columbia & Braid and Columbia & 8th
  • July 1976 - Service extended north from Columbia & Braid to Lougheed Mall and extended west to 8th & 23rd, with alternating trips extending through to Willard & Marine
  • October 1984 - Service renumbered and renamed from 94 Eighth Avenue to 108 Cumberland/Elliott/Eighth Avenue/Willard[1]
  • June 1985 - Routing revised west of Marine & Willard to Willard, Trapp, 7th Avenue, 23rd Street, 8th Avenue[2]
  • January 1986 - Western terminus moved to 22nd Street Station with service running as 108 Cumberland/Elliott/22nd Street Station. Service along Willard discontinued and replaced by a reroute of the 100 via Trapp[3]
  • March 1986 - Service revised to run as 108 Eighth Avenue/New Westminster Station, connecting the Queens Park Hospital and New Westminster Station as the western terminus is moved to New Westminster Station. Service west towards 22nd Street Station discontinued and replaced by portions of the 101 Lougheed Mall/22nd Street Station and 102 New Westminster Station/22nd Street Station[4]
  • April 1987 - Service revised to 108 Eighth Avenue/New Westminster Station and routing revised to incorporate portions of the 102[5]
  • September 1996 - Orion II Wc15.JPG models introduced to route under BC Transit's short-lived CUB (CommUnity Bus) program[6]
  • April 1999 - Orion II buses withdrawn and accessible service discontinued[7]
  • September 2002 - Routing revised between New Westminster Station and Columbia & McBride to replace portions of the 106 and to service St. Mary's Hospital. Service introduced along:
    • Carnarvon Street between 8 Street and 6 Street
    • Agnes Street between Elliott Street and 1 Street
    • 1 Street between Agnes Street and Royal Avenue
    • Discontinuation of service along 8 Street between Carnarvon Street and Columbia Street, Columbia Street between 8 Street and McBride Boulevard, McBride Boulevard between Columbia Street and Royal Avenue, Royal Avenue between McBride Boulevard and 1 Street
  • September 2003 - Service discontinued as part of Community Shuttle service rollout in New Westminster. Portions of route replaced by C3 Quayside/Fraserview and C4 Uptown/Quayside.

References

  1. The Buzzer October 12, 1984 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
  2. The Buzzer June 21, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  3. The Buzzer December 20, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 16-01-2017
  4. The Buzzer February 28, 1986, translink.ca, retrieved 13-01-2017
  5. The Buzzer April 10, 1987 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-11-2017
  6. The Buzzer September 6, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
  7. The Buzzer April 1, 1999 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
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