Coast Mountain Bus Company route 531 'White Rock Centre / Willowbrook'

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531 White Rock Centre/Willowbrook
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New Flyer D40LF – 7209 on route 531 White Rock Centre outside Semiahmoo Library in 2017.
Service Area White Rock
Surrey
Langley
Termini White Rock Centre
198 Street at 64 Avenue
Operations Surrey Transit Centre
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Branches 531 White Rock Centre
531 Willowbrook
531 Langley Centre*

* Early weekday morning service through Brookswood starting at 204 Street & 40 Avenue

531 White Rock Centre/Willowbrook TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This is a north-south route connecting White Rock Centre and the Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. Service runs daily every 30 minutes, increasing to every 20 minutes during peak hours.

Northbound trips depart White Rock Centre heading north on 152 Street, east on 24 Avenue, north on 192 Street, east on 36 Avenue, north on 200 Street, east on 56 Avenue becoming Douglas Crescent, north on Glover Road, and west on Logan Avenue to Langley Centre. Continuing from Langley Centre, trips continue west on Logan Avenue, north on 204 Street, west on 64 Avenue, south on 197 Street, east on Willowbrook Drive, and north on 198 Street to 198 Street & 64 Avenue.

Southbound trips depart from 198 Street & 64 Avenue heading north on 198 Street, east on 64 Avenue, south on 204 Street, and east on Logan Avenue to Langley Centre. Continuing from Langley Centre, trips continue east on Logan Avenue, south on Glover Road becoming 204 Street, west on Douglas Crescent becoming 56 Avenue, south on 200 Street, west on 36 Avenue, south on 192 Street, west on 24 Avenue, south on 152 Street, west on 18 Street becoming Martin Drive, east on North Bluff Road, and north on 152 Street to White Rock Centre.

Two early weekday northbound trips start at 204 Street & 40 Avenue in the Brookswood area of Langley and terminate at Langley Centre. The trips depart from here heading north on 204 Street, east on 42 Avenue, south on 208 Street, west on 40th Avenue, north on 200 Street, east on 56 Avenue becoming Douglas Crescent, north on 204 Street becoming Glover Road, and west on Logan Avenue to Langley Centre.

Midday and select morning southbound trips travel an alternate route near White Rock Centre via regular route to 152 Street & 18 Avenue, where trips continue south on 152 Street to White Rock Centre, then continue south on 152 Street becoming Johnston Road and west on Thrift Avenue to Thrift Avenue & Johnston Road, where it terminates and continues as a 345 King George Station.

Points of Interest

  • Willowbrook Shopping Centre
  • Langley Centre (Bay 4)
  • Langley City Hall
  • Brookswood Park
  • Latimer Pond
  • The Shops at Morgan Crossing
  • Grandview Crossing
  • Peninsula Village
  • Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
  • White Rock Centre (Bay 9)

History

  • May 2009 - Open houses held in White Rock for a proposed Community Shuttle service between White Rock and Langley[1]
  • August 2009 - Implementation of proposed route shelved due to a funding shortfall
  • April 2012 - Service introduced, running every 30 minutes daily[2][3]
  • December 2013 - Due to low demand on weekends and holidays, service revised to operate with Community Shuttles[4]
  • September 2016 - With the re-organization of transit service in Brookswood, service was re-routed through Langley Centre. Two early-morning northbound trips introduced to start at 40 Avenue & 208 Street to replace the 502 trips that started in Brookswood and to connect with early morning 502 Surrey Central Station trips at Langley Centre[5]
  • January 2017 - Early morning trips starting in Brookswood revised to start at 204 Street & 40 Avenue instead of 208 Street & 40 Avenue. Routing revised from 208 Street, 42 Avenue, 204 Street, 40 Avenue, 200 Street, then regular route to 204 Street, 42 Avenue, 208 Street, 40 Avenue, 200 Street, then regular route
  • January 2021 - Peak hour service increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes. Weekend/holiday trips revised to run with conventional buses
  • October 17–31, 2022 - Public consultation for proposed service changes through Campbell Heights[6]
    • Discontinue service on 200 Street between 36 and 32 Avenue and on 32 Avenue between 200 Street and 192 Street
    • Reroute service to 36 Avenue between 200 Street and 192 Street, then along 192 Street from 36 Street south onwards
  • January 2023 - Introduction of an additional northbound trip during AM peak hours
  • September 2023 - Implementation of new routing in the Campbell Heights area based on feedback received in the October 2022 consultation. Service on 200 Street between 32 and 36 Avenue discontinued and service on 32 Avenue between 192 Street and 200 Street discontinued as service in both directions revised to use 192 Street between 32 and 36 Avenue and 36 Avenue between 192 Street and 200 Street
  • April 2024 - Various weekday afternoon service adjustments
    • Midday service reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes
    • Peak hour service increased from every 20–25 minutes to every 15–20 minutes

References

  1. Today: open house for #531 and #399 routes at Semiahmoo Mall, translink.ca, retrieved 22-01-2018
  2. Riding the 531 to Willowbrook, translink.ca, retrieved 23-08-2013
  3. The Buzzer April 20, 2012 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 08-02-2021
  4. The Buzzer December 13, 2013 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 13-12-2013
  5. The Buzzer August 19, 2016 issue, translink.ca, retrieved 02-09-2016
  6. Feedback sought on potential South Surrey bus-route changes Surrey Now-Leader, retrieved 15-12-2022
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