Coast Mountain Bus Company route 98 'Burrard Stn / Richmond Ctr (B-line)'

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98 Burrard Station/Richmond Centre B-Line
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New Flyer D60LF – 8075 operating on the 98 Richmond Centre B-Line, crossing the Granville Street Bridge.
Launched September 4, 2000
Discontinued September 7, 2009
Number of Stops 24
Service Area Vancouver
Richmond
Termini Burrard Station
Richmond Centre
Operations Richmond Transit Centre
Vehicles NFI D40 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png**
NFI D60 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png*
NFI D40LF TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png**
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Orion V TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png**
Branches 98 Burrard Station B-Line
98 Richmond Centre B-Line
98 To Steveston & Shell***

* During peak hours
** On rare occasions in the event of a bus shortage
*** Select southbound trips

Route Diagram
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98 Burrard Station/Richmond Centre B-Line TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png was a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This was a north-south express route connecting Richmond Centre and Downtown Vancouver via Vancouver International Airport and key transit connections such as the Expo and Millennium lines and the 99 B-Line. Service ran daily every 5–7 minutes on weekdays and every 7–12 minutes on weekends/holidays. Service ran as a circular service beginning from Richmond Centre as 98 Burrard Station B-Line to Seymour Street & Davie Street, where it returned to Richmond Centre via Waterfront and Burrard stations as 98 Richmond Centre B-Line.

Trips departed from its Brighouse terminus at Anderson Road & No. 3 Road heading east on Anderson Road, south on Buswell Street, west on Granville Avenue, north on No. 3 Road, and west on Bridgeport Road taking the Cessna Drive exit to Airport Station. Continuing from Airport Station, trips went north on Russ Baker Way merging onto Grant McConachie Way and across the Arthur Laing Bridge, taking the SW Marine Drive exit and continued west becoming Granville Street heading north and across the Granville Street Bridge, taking the Seymour Street exit and continued on Seymour Street heading north, west on W. Cordova Street, and south on Burrard Street to Burrard Station. Continuing from Burrard Station, trips continued south on Burrard Street, east on Nelson Street, south on Howe Street, merging onto Granville Street and crossing the Granville Street Bridge, then becoming SW Marine Drive heading east and across the Arthur Laing Bridge heading south, taking the Russ Baker Way exit heading south on Russ Baker Way, and east on Miller Road to Airport Station. Continuing from Airport Station, trips went east on the bus access lane to Sea Island Way heading east, south on No. 3 Road, and east on Anderson Road to Anderson Road & No. 3 Road.

Some trips terminated at Steveston Highway & Shell Road, adjacent to Richmond Transit Centre, running as 98 To Steveston & Shell. These trips continued south on No. 3 Road bypassing the Brighouse terminus and east on Steveston Highway to Steveston Highway & Shell Road, servicing all local stops. Some trips starting their runs started from Steveston Highway & Shell Road as a regular 98 Burrard Station B-Line, also servicing all local stops and went west on Steveston Highway and north on No. 3 Road.

TransLink 98 B-Line branding logo-a.png 98 B-Line Stops 
Pick-up and drop-off service at all stops. Stops highlighted in green were originally part of the No. 3 Road Busway, which was closed and demolished in February 2006 as part of Canada Line construction work along No. 3 Road.
Stop Accessibility TransLink Buses bullet-a.png Bus Connections Notes
Steveston Highway & Shell Road TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 403 404 480 490 C93
  • Stop added in April 2002
TransLink Buses bullet-a.png Limited local service between Steveston Highway & Shell Road and Brighouse
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  • Stop added in August 2001
Richmond Centre
(Bay 1 – Richmond Centre)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 301 401 402 403 404 405 407
410 430 480 488 492 C95 C96 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Westminster Highway TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 401 403 405 407 410 480 C96 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Lansdowne TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 403 410 480 C96 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Alderbridge TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 410 C95 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Aberdeen TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 410 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Capstan Way TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 407 N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
Sea Island Way TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png N10
  • Stop added in August 2001
  • Northbound stop moved to Bridgeport Road & No. 3 Road in 2005 due to Canada Line construction
Airport Station
(Bay 1 – Burrard Station)
(Bay 2 – Richmond Centre)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 100 424 491 496 620 C90 C92 N10
  • Station opened on Jan. 29, 2001
  • Temporary southern terminus from Sept. 2000–Aug. 2001
70th Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 100 311 351 352 354 480 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N10
49th Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 49 311 351 352 354 480 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N10
41st Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 41 43 311 351 352 354 480 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N10
King Edward TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 25 311 351 352 354 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N10
Broadway TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 9 10 16 17 99 311 351 352 354 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N9 N10 N17
5th Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 4 7 10 16 17 50 84 311 351 352 354 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N9 N10 N17
Seymour & Davie TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 4 6 7 10 16 17 50 311 351 352 354 488 490 491 492 496 601 602 603 604 C21 C23 N9 N10 N17
  • Northbound only
Seymour & Smithe TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 4 6 7 10 16 17 50 311 351 352 354 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N9 N10 N17
  • Northbound only
Granville Station TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 4 5 6 7 10 15 16 17 50 240 241 242 246 247 250 250A 251 252 253 254 257 311 351 352 354 490 491 496 601 602 603 604 N6 N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N24 N35
  • Northbound only
Waterfront Station TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 3 4 6 7 8 44 50 N8
  • Northbound only
Burrard Station
(Bay 9)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 2 5 19 22 32 44 135 160 190 210 211 214 240 241 242 246 247 250 250A 251 252 253 254 257 311 351 352 354 488 490 491 492 496 601 602 603 604 C21 N22 N24
  • Southbound only
Burrard & Robson TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 2 5 22 32 44 488 490 491 492 496 C21 N6 N22
  • Southbound only
Nelson & Hornby TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 488 490 491 492 496
  • Southbound only
Howe & Davie TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 4 6 7 10 16 17 50 311 351 352 354 488 490 491 492 496 601 602 603 604 C21 C23 N9 N10 N17
  • Southbound only

Points of Interest

History

Since the late-1980s and early-1990s, rapid transit was envisioned to connect Vancouver and Richmond. This was to be in the form of a rapid bus or light rail network. In 1994, BC Transit proposed a "Rapidbus" concept and was reintroduced to Vancouver City Council in 1997, but this time as a premium service at regular fares and it was decided in 1998 that the best route for the express service would run on Granville Street in Vancouver.[1]

The first phase began service on September 4, 2000, running between a temporary Airport Station and Burrard Station as a trial before full service was to be introduced for December 2000.[2] Full service was introduced in August 2001. Originally, full service was to start in April but was deferred due to the transit strike. The full commissioning of the 98 B-Line resulted in the discontinuation of peak-hour extensions of local Richmond routes to Downtown Vancouver.

The total cost of the project was approximately $52 million.[3] This cost included the construction of Richmond Transit Centre, the purchasing of buses, construction of the No. 3 Road Busway and other transit priority measures and amenities.

Due to the construction of the Canada Line and the required narrowing of No. 3 Road, the Busway was closed on February 6, 2006.

During Canada Line construction, a series of reroutes occurred on the 98 B-Line. The first, starting in 2007, had it turning off of No. 3 Road onto Cook Road, Cooney Road, Lansdowne Road, until continuing with its regular route. This continued until late 2009, when the 98 B-Line began to divert following its original reroute to Lansdowne Road, turning eastbound instead of westbound, continuing northbound on Garden City Road, then westbound onto Bridgeport Road/Sea Island Way (depending on direction).

Ameneties

To date, the 98 B-Line remains the only route in the network to have had extensive transit priority measures. The 98 B-Line also had extensive custom branding and at the time, unique passenger amenities. Its most visible custom amenities were its bus stop shelters, which were large and brightly lit with a next bus departure LED board. The departure boards provided information on the predicted arrival times of the next two 98 B-Line buses, as well as delays. They were designed to a higher standard with brand identity and tactile edges.

Each bus on the 98 B-Line – specifically ones that were originally assigned to the route – were all low-floor New Flyer D60LF units with audible and digital onboard next stop annunciation, which was a first in the fleet. All seats were padded cloth and buses were painted in the B-Line livery. Each bus was also fitted with GPS-based technology to provide real-time tracking with dispatch and was also fitted with GPS modules that communicated with traffic lights to allow for priority by shortening red lights or extending green lights.

The No. 3 Road Busway, which was the only protected bus priority lane ever constructed along an arterial roadway in the Lower Mainland until the completion of the protected bus lane on Scott Road near 72 Avenue for the R6 Scott Road RapidBus in 2024, allowed for buses to run in a protected environment through 2.5 kilometres of Richmond Centre with signal priority through intersections. Stations were located along the Busway and the entire length of it was landscaped.

Timeline

  • September 2000 - Service introduced as 98 Burrard Station/Airport Station B-Line, running to a temporary Airport Station located at Miller Road & Templeton Street and on weekdays only during the daytime[4]
  • January 2001 - Service rerouted into Airport Station following the completion of construction work[5]
  • August 2001 - Service revised to operate as 98 Burrard Station/Richmond Centre B-Line as service is extended to Richmond Centre with increased frequency;[6] service expansion deferred from April due to transit strike[7]
  • April 2002 - Limited peak hour local service introduced between Richmond Centre and Steveston & Shell[8]
  • 2004 to 2005 - Temporarily diverted via Granville Street northbound to Waterfront Station
  • June 2005 - Various off-peak hour service increases:
    • PM peak shoulder service increased from 10–15 minutes to every 8–12 minutes
    • Saturday mid-morning service increased from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes
    • Sunday/holiday mid-morning service increased from every 12–15 minutes to every 10–12 minutes
  • December 2005 - Weekend/holiday service increased:
    • Evening Saturday service increased from every 10–15 minutes to every 8–12 minutes
    • Sunday/holiday midday service increased from every 7.5 minutes to every 6.5 minutes
    • Late afternoon Sunday/holiday 12-minute service extended into the evening
  • February 2006 - No. 3 Road Busway closed for Canada Line construction. Service diverted to travel with regular traffic on No. 3 Road. Sea Island Way station for northbound trips moved to Bridgeport & No. 3 Road[9]
  • August 2007 - Service rerouted to service Cook Road to Cooney Road and Lansdowne Road until continuing regular routing down No. 3 Road during Canada Line construction[10]
  • February 2008 - All-door boarding introduced for articulated buses at all stops[11]
  • September 2009 - Service discontinued following the completion of the Canada Line[12]

References

  1. Richmond Rapid Bus City of Vancouver, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 11-03-2021
  2. The Buzzer August 18, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 11-03-2021
  3. Bus Rapid Transit in Vancouver: A Review of Experience APTA, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 11-03-2021
  4. The Buzzer August 18, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 11-03-2021
  5. Rider Alerts translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  6. The Buzzer March 30, 2001 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  7. The Buzzer August 8, 2001 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  8. The Buzzer April 5, 2002 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  9. The Buzzer February 3, 2006 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 11-03-2021
  10. The Buzzer August 3, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 15-02-2010
  11. The Buzzer February 15, 2008 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 20-04-2020
  12. The Buzzer September 4, 2009 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 11-10-2014
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