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R3 Lougheed Hwy

The Lougheed Hwy RapidBus improves transit connections to the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, and Coquitlam.

The R3 brings new buses, increased capacity, improved customer amenities, and changes to the street that make the buses faster and more reliable. This fast and reliable new bus service rivals the speed of SkyTrain.

Time of Day Morning Peak
(5 to 9 a.m.)
Midday
(9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Afternoon Peak
(3 to 6 p.m.)
Evening
(6 to 9 p.m.)
Late Night
(9 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Weekday 10 min 15 min 10 min 15 min 15 min
Weekend 15 min 15 min 15 min 15 min 15 min

 

Detailed PDF Map

 

The new Lougheed Hwy RapidBus will connect people to Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station with the flexibility and convenience of all-day service that runs every 10 minutes at peak times. Of the five RapidBuses TransLink is launching in January 2020, the Lougheed RapidBus has the best time savings because its route takes it primarily over a highway. A trip from Maple Ridge to Coquitlam Central Station will take 30-37 minutes.

Today, there are eight bus routes that travel along Lougheed moving a combined total of 18,500 passengers/day. All eight buses will see time savings from the street changes we're making.

Public support for all aspects of the Lougheed Highway RapidBus was overwhelmingly positive. TransLink is proceeding with implementing the service plan as proposed during consultation.

There will be no change to the existing 701 service.

Future changes to local service
 Route 595
  •  Extend to the corner of 203rd Street and Lougheed Hwy to connect with the RapidBus.

To ensure RapidBuses can deliver fast and reliable service and don't get stuck in traffic, we've worked with local governments to identify street and traffic changes that will speed up bus-travel times. These Street changes target areas where buses face the worst delays. Changes are then tailored to the unique street context. Bus-priority measures improve travel times for all buses travelling along the corridors while having a negligible impact on regular traffic.

For details on the transit priority projects planned on Lougheed Highway, see the map below.

R3 Transit Priority Measures - Map displaying route and projects

Short-term look ahead

Nov. 18, 2019

Dewdney Trunk and Lougheed Highway, Westbound

Starting mid-February, for approximately a month during off-peak hours (9am-2pm), the following work will be completed:

  • Removing median and changes to the curb to allow for the widening of the road
  • Construction to allow for electrical

Please note single road closures will be in effect. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closure. Works will start eastbound, once westbound has completed.

Maple Ridge: Laity

Starting early December, for approximately three weeks, the following work will be completed:

  • Changes to curbs and gutters at bus stops, including removal, and pouring of new concrete
  • New signage, including traffic and bus stop signs
  • Intermittent road changes may occur. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closure.