B-Line Program

Illustration of Articulated Bus driving down a street

Get ready for shorter travel times, shorter wait times, and less crowding! There are three new rapid-service B-Line routes launching in Metro Vancouver in January 2020, as part of Phase One of the Mayors' Council 10-Year Vision.

 

41st Avenue B-Line – Vancouver Segment

TransLink and the City of Vancouver are introducing a new B-Line service along 41st Avenue, the second-busiest transit corridor in the region after Broadway. Passengers on the 41 and 43 bus routes, which travel along 41st Avenue, take 35,000 trips along this corridor every day and more than 11 million per year.

The new B-Line will replace the current 43 Express Bus Route and feature the following improvements:

Improvements New B-Line Current 43 bus route
More frequent service Every 3-6 minutes at peak times* and 8-15 minutes at non-peak times Every 7-8 minutes at peak times* and 10-15 minutes at non-peak times
Extended hours 6am to 1am, every day 6am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
New buses Brand-new, diesel-electric-hybrid buses that are longer, with all-door boarding and air conditioning Buses vary in length; all are diesel powered and none have air conditioning
New bus-stop amenities Real-time bus information displays, added benches No real-time bus information displays, limited benches

Here are some key facts about demand for the 41st Avenue B-Line:

  • 41st Avenue is the second busiest transit corridor in the region after Broadway.
  • In 2018, we increased service hours on the number 43, the corridor’s express bus, which resulted in a 35 per cent growth in ridership.
  • The number 41 is consistently one of TransLink’s most overcrowded bus routes in the region. The new B-Line will add 33 per cent more transit capacity to the corridor.

To ensure B-Line buses can deliver fast and reliable service and don't get stuck in traffic, TransLink and the City of Vancouver are implementing several street changes to give buses priority. Key changes include:

  • Implementing bus-priority lanes
  • Parking removal/restrictions when travel capacity is needed most
  • Installing left/right turn bays at key intersections

Bus-priority measures will benefit a large portion of travellers on this corridor:

  • During peak times, transit carries 40-60% of people travelling on 41st Avenue between Dunbar and Granville.
  • There are eight bus routes that use 41st Avenue for all or some of their route. They will all benefit from the street changes and experience increased travel times.

The impact of these transit-priority measures to general-purpose traffic will be either negligible or positive, while increasing the people-carrying capacity of the roadway.

We've worked closely with the City of Vancouver to identify street changes to improve bus speed and reliability and tailor them to each neighbourhood. For visual details of the changes, please view this corridor map (PDF) created by the City of Vancouver.

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Street Changes & Impacts

Kingsway to Vanness Ave.

  • Update parking regulations on both sides so that buses have priority from 7am to 7pm.
  • Convert a 35-metre stretch of one of the two northbound through lanes leading up to the stop bar to a queue jump lane at Kingsway and Joyce St to give buses priority.

Victoria Drive to Kingsway

  • Extended parking restrictions, effective 7am to 7pm, seven days a week, on both sides of the street from Victoria Dr. to Kingsway.
  • Installation of a northbound queue jump lane for buses at the Joyce St. and Kingsway intersection. The queue jump lane allows buses to bypass the lineup of cars and stop at the front of the intersection, reducing delays.
  • New B-Line bus stops on the north side of the street at Victoria Dr. and on both sides at Kingsway, separate from the regular 41 bus stops. Eastbound B-Line buses will stop at Kingsway instead of at School Ave, where the 43 bus currently stops.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Main Street to Victoria Drive

  • Installation of bus-priority lanes on both sides of the street, from Main St. to Victoria Dr. This will result in the removal of parking from both sides of the street while the bus-priority lane is operational (7am to 7pm, seven days per week). Parking will be restored outside of these hours in the evening and overnight. The existing two general vehicle lanes in both directions will remain.
  • B-Line bus stops on both sides of the street at Main St., Fraser St., and on the north side of the street at Victoria Dr., separate from the regular 41 bus stops.
  • Shared B-Line and 41 bus stops on both sides of the street at Knight St. and on the south side of the street at Victoria Dr. (Shared B-Line stop on south side of Knight St. is currently at Culloden St. and will be moved to its planned location on the east side of Knight St when the development on the southeast corner of 41st Ave. and Knight St. is complete).
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • Removal of the pedestrian crossing at St. Catherines St.
  • Upgrade the crosswalk at Ross St. to a pedestrian activated crossing, currently planned for 2020.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Cambie Street to Main Street

  • Implementation of bus-priority lanes, in both directions, between Cambie St. and Main St. This will result in the removal of parking on both sides of the street while the bus-priority lanes are operational (7am to 7pm, seven days per week). Unregulated parking will be restored outside of those hours in the evening and overnight. The four existing general vehicle travel lanes, two in each direction, will remain.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • Separation of B-Line bus stops from regular 41 bus stops on west side of Main St.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Oak Street to Cambie Street

  • Installation of a bus-priority lane eastbound from Oak St. to mid-block between Oak St. and Willow St. This will result in the removal of parking while the bus-priority lane is operational (7am to 7pm, seven days a week). Parking will revert back outside of these hours in the evening and night.
  • Installation of a bus-priority lane westbound from Cambie St. to mid-block between Oak St. and Willow St. This will result in the removal of parking while the bus-priority lane is operational. (7am to 7pm, seven days a week). Parking will revert back outside of these hours in the evening and night. The existing two general vehicle lanes in both directions will remain.
  • New B-Line bus stop at Oak St., separate from the regular 41 bus stop.
  • Switching the eastbound B-Line stop (currently 43 bus stop) with the 41 bus stop on the west side of Cambie St., so that the B-Line stop is closer to the Canada Line Station at Cambie St., and the 41 bus stop is closer to Ash St. (This configuration may be adjusted when the Oakridge Centre redevelopment design is finalized.)
  • Relocation of the westbound B-Line stop (currently 43 bus stop) from the west side of Ash St. to the east side of Ash St. after completion of the development at 585 W 41st Ave.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • Installation of a bus-priority lane eastbound from Cambie St. to Willow St. is planned. The lane configuration, including for buses, is subject to change in the near term due to ongoing construction in this area.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Maple Street to Oak Street

  • Installation of a bus-priority lane eastbound from Maple St. to just west of Granville St. and from just east of Granville St. to Oak St.
  • This will result in the removal of parking on the north side of the street from Maple St. to Oak St. (no parking anytime).
  • This will result in the removal of parking on the south side of the street from Maple St. to Oak St. while the bus-priority lane is operational (7am to 7pm, seven days a week). Parking will revert back outside of these hours in the evening and night.
  • The existing two general vehicle lanes in both directions will remain.
  • New B-Line bus stops at Granville St. and Oak St., separate from the regular 41 bus stops.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

MacDonald Street to Maple Street

Given the complexity of local access issues in the neighbourhood, most changes presented in the February public open house will not be proceeding this year. Instead, we will be conducting further engagement with the community in the coming months to better respond to the needs of the neighbourhood and optimize bus service through this section so that transit-priority measures can be implemented by the fall of 2020.

The changes that are expected to be completed in the fall of 2019 are:

  • Relocation of joint B-Line/ Route 41 bus stops (currently Route 43/41 bus stops) from the west side of West Boulevard to the east side of East Boulevard.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.

Dunbar Street to MacDonald Street

  • Installation of a bus-priority lane eastbound from just east of Dunbar St. to just west of MacDonald St.
  • Parking will generally remain on the south side from Dunbar St. to Carnarvon St., adjacent to the bus lane which will be in operation 24 hours per day. Some limited additional parking removal will be required to make room for bus stops and left turn bays. On the north side of the street there will be two westbound general-purpose lanes. Parking will not be permitted on the north side of the street between 7am and 7pm. Parking will be permitted in the evening and through the night.
  • Between Carnarvon St. and MacDonald St., full time parking will be retained on the north side of the street, along with two westbound general-purpose lanes. On the south side, there will be one general purpose travel lane, as there is currently, along with a bus priority lane. The bus lane will be in effect from 7am to 7pm and will revert back to parking outside of those hours (in the evening and night).
  • New left turn bays for westbound and eastbound traffic on 41st Ave. to turn onto Dunbar St., Blenheim St., and Carnarvon St.
  • New B-Line bus stops at Dunbar St. and Carnarvon St., separate from the regular 41 bus stops, with the exception of the westbound bus stop at Dunbar St., which will serve both the B-Line and 41 bus.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Southwest Marine to Dunbar Street

  • Installation of bus-priority lanes, westbound from Dunbar St. to Holland St., and eastbound from Holland St. to Alma St. This will result in the removal of parking on both sides of the street while the bus-priority lanes are operational (7am to 7pm, seven days a week). Parking will revert back outside of these hours in the evening and overnight. The existing single vehicle travel lane in both directions will remain.
  • The 41 bus will terminate at Crown St. and use Crown St. and SW Marine Dr to turn around. As noted, the 41 bus will become an electric trolley bus route.
  • New left turn bays for westbound and eastbound traffic on 41st Ave to turn onto Crown St. and Dunbar St.
  • New B-Line bus stop for eastbound buses east of Dunbar St., separate from the regular 41 bus stop between Alma St. and Dunbar St.
  • New amenities, such as real-time bus information displays and possibly new seating.
  • The bus-priority lanes and parking restrictions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2019.

Over the next few years, we're making major transit investments in Surrey and Langley with new rail services and improved bus services. The Mayors' Council recently directed us to plan and develop the business case for SkyTrain along the Fraser Highway.

While we focus on extending SkyTrain on the Fraser Highway corridor, we will also invest in improved bus services in Surrey and Langley including the 502, 503, and existing 96 B-Line. While the Fraser Highway B-Line would be a welcomed service along this corridor until SkyTrain is implemented, it's not cost effective to invest resources in new B-Line infrastructure that might soon be dismantled for SkyTrain construction, should that project go ahead.

We're in the process of developing a revised near-term plan for the corridor and will share details when possible.

The Lougheed B-Line will bring rapid-bus service to this important corridor for the first time, connecting the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam with fast and reliable bus service that rivals the speed of SkyTrain.

It 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 three B-Lines TransLink is launching in January 2020, the Lougheed B-Line 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 35-40 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.

The Marine-Main B-Line is an important investment in improving transportation on the North Shore and was developed as part of the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision. The Marine-Main B-Line will give travellers throughout the North Shore a faster and more reliable east-west travel option.

A key element in a B-Line is making changes at street-level to improve the ability of buses to get through traffic. TransLink has worked closely with all three North Shore municipalities to develop a new B-Line service along the Marine-Main corridor that will deliver benefits to all three communities and thousands of residents, workers and students every day.

As part of the 10-Year Vision for transportation in the Metro Vancouver region, TransLink has worked with the District of West Vancouver to propose an improvement to bus priority along Marine Drive in West Vancouver–in particular, along the Ambleside-Dundarave corridor.

Currently, traffic along that stretch of Marine Drive is snarled by a mix of two-lane traffic with drivers turning left and right, buses pulling in and out of stops, and people parallel-parking along the road. One option for improving the congestion is to separate the traffic with one lane dedicated to buses, cars turning right and parallel parking; and the other lane dedicated to through-traffic with dedicated left-turn bays at busy intersections. The reorganization of the street would improve the speed and reliability of bus service and improve travel times for car traffic as well.


Some key facts:

  • More than 8,000 people get on and off the bus along the Ambleside-Dundarave corridor every day. Another 11,000 people get on and off at Park Royal every day.
  • The street changes would benefit everyone using a bus through West Van – not just the proposed B-Line. Ten West Van bus routes already use the Park Royal-Dundarave corridor.
  • The B-Line will be especially useful to workers and students who need to travel across the North Shore. Our models show there would be 6,000-7,000 people/day (more than 2 million/year) taking the B-Line when it starts in late 2019 and it would grow from there.
  • West Vancouver has greater transit ridership growth than North Vancouver (daily boardings grew 9.8% in West Van between 2017 and 2018 compared to 8.5% in North Van District and 5.8% in North Van City).
  • Traffic congestion is a major problem throughout the North Shore. Better transit options will get more people out of their cars when travelling within the North Shore.
  • Bus priority lanes improve travel time and reliability for using transit – making it more attractive to use the bus instead of a car. This includes people going to and from Downtown as well as other points on the North Shore like Lonsdale Quay, Lions Gate Hospital, Capilano University, and Phibbs Exchange.
  • Transit already moves one-third of the travelers along Marine Drive in West Vancouver using only 4% of the vehicles.

To learn more, please see the information TransLink prepared for the District of West Vancouver or read the FAQs.

Residents of the District and City of North Vancouver rely heavily on transit.

  • Each day, 89,000 people get on and off buses in these two communities (not including SeaBus riders)
  • Along the Marine-Main Drive corridor, almost 46,000 people a day get on or off the bus between Park Royal and Phibbs Exchange.
  • 11 bus routes travel along this corridor delivering people to jobs, shopping centres, recreational destinations and appointments.
  • Over the past year, daily transit boardings have increased in District of North Van by almost 9 per cent and almost 6 per cent in the City of North Vancouver

Today, transit on the North Shore is often slow and unreliable due to the region's growing traffic congestion. A Marine-Main B-Line bus service was identified by the Mayors' 10-Year Vision and the INSTPP report as one of the ways to alleviate congestion by providing people with a fast and reliable east-west travel option. For example, a B-Line trip from Park Royal to Phibbs Exchange will be up to 15 minutes (30 per cent) faster than on a local bus route.

To ensure B-Line buses can deliver fast and reliable service and don't get stuck in traffic themselves, we're implementing several street changes to give buses priority. We've worked closely with the District and City of North Vancouver to identify the most appropriate street changes and tailor them to each neighbourhood.

These street changes will improve travel times for all 11 buses travelling along the Marine-Main corridor while having negligible impact on regular traffic. To find information about some of the key changes we're proposing below, you can view the maps of the corridor.

Street Changes & Impacts

The landscape of the North Shore means there are few options for addressing the region’s increasing congestion. Everyone agrees that something needs to be done–it's a question of assessing the trade-offs and picking the best options. We've worked closely with the District and City of North Vancouver to identify the most appropriate street changes and tailor them to each neighbourhood.

Keeping two regular lanes of traffic in each direction

Measures are being taken to accommodate bus lanes while keeping two regular traffic lanes in each direction. No through-traffic lanes will be removed in the District and City of North Vancouver. The additional space will be gained by:

  • pushing back curbs and sidewalks in some locations
  • shifting some lanes
  • reallocating some median space
  • some parking restrictions

Vehicles will still be able to make left and right turns. Additional left-hand turn lanes will be added to improve traffic flow at some intersections.

Once operational, TransLink and the District and City of North Vancouver will continue to monitor the B-Line service and make any adjustments necessary to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Impacts to Regular Traffic

In some sections, the changes for transit priority will create minor delays but in other areas there will be improved travel times for all vehicles. The overall impact along the entire corridor is anticipated to be relatively unchanged for vehicles, given we are maintaining two regular traffic lanes in each direction.

Cycling Infrastructure

Once these changes are implemented, cyclists will still be able to bike everywhere they can today. However, there is an area of 1.5 blocks where existing bike lanes will be converted to a shared lane with buses.

We are also upgrading about two blocks of on-street bike lane to off-street cycle track. Overall, there will be a net increase in bike infrastructure because of this project.

Parking Restrictions

There will be a net loss of seven spots in the Lonsdale area. On 3rd Street, there will be parking restrictions along a stretch of the roadway. The details of those restrictions are still being determined and will be shared when finalized.

Highlights of Road Changes

Taylor Way to Lions Gate Bridge

  • In the westbound direction, the outside lane will be dedicated to buses, bicycles and vehicles turning right. This ensures buses don’t get stuck in traffic.

Garden Ave. to Phillip Ave.

  • In the westbound direction, the existing transit lane (which is dedicated to buses, bicycles and vehicles turning right) will be extended.
  • Left turns will not be restricted. Drivers will still be able to turn left from the inner lane in both directions.
  • This change maintains two lanes of regular traffic in each direction.

Hamilton Ave. to Bewick Ave.

  • The median will be removed to introduce a shared, westbound lane for buses, bicycles and vehicles turning right. This ensures buses don’t get stuck in traffic.
  • This change maintains two lanes of regular traffic in each direction.
  • The shared bus and bike lane will run between 15th and 16th Street and between Fell Ave. to the lane just to the west of Fell Ave.

Lonsdale Quay

  • To improve bus travel times through Lonsdale Quay, buses will be routed via Rogers Avenue.
  • Traffic lights will be introduced at Rogers & Esplanade and 1st & Lonsdale and 2nd & Lonsdale.
  • There will be 15 parking spots removed in this region to create a left-turn bay and larger B-Line bus stop. Another eight will be created by diverting all buses to Rogers Ave. The net loss of parking spots will be seven.
  • The existing bike lanes will be maintained with a slight adjustment to the westbound section between Lonsdale and Rogers Ave. This section will become a separated, off-street bike lane.

Lonsdale Ave. to Heywood Ave.

  • Some parking restrictions on the south side to dedicate a lane to buses, bicycles and vehicles turning right.

Gladstone Ave. to Brooksbank Ave.

  • The eastbound curb will be moved to create an extra, outside lane dedicated to buses, bicycles and vehicles turning right.
  • An eastbound off-street bicycle lane will be added.
  • The existing westbound bike lane will be maintained.

Lynn Ave. to Phibbs Exchange

  • Minor curbwork to on the south side to enable a new eastbound bus lane.
  • This change maintains two lanes of regular traffic in each direction.
  • All existing right and left turn lanes are maintained.
  • The bike lane is maintained.
  • New intersection to access Phibbs Exchange.

We will continue to work closely with our municipal partners to identify specific transit-priority measures along the B-Line corridors to support faster and more reliable service. Transit-priority improvement will be rolled out over time and will ensure these three new B-Lines can deliver a service and experience that goes above and beyond the B-Line routes in service today.

Improved travel time and reliability

  • Stops are spaced ~1 km apart
  • All-door boarding
  • Streets are redesigned to improve travel time
  • High-capacity articulated buses

Frequency

  • At least every 10 minutes in peak times
  • At least every 15 minutes at other times

Availability

  • Service from 6 a.m. to midnight, or better
  • All day, every day

Easy to find

  • Buses and stops have a different look
  • Stops have Next Bus digital signage
  • Route information inside buses

TransLink’s three new B-Lines will launch in January 2020, bringing new, rapid-bus service to eight cities across the region. We will share the exact launch date once it’s confirmed, so customers can start planning for shorter bus trips and faster commutes.

Short-term look ahead

July 1, 2019

City of North Vancouver: Mackay Ave. to Bewicke Ave.

  • Creation of a westbound lane for buses, cyclists, and vehicles turning right
  • New bus stop shelters, in partnership with the City
  • Changes to the curbs and medians, including removal and pouring of new concrete
  • Paving

Construction will start at the beginning of July and take approximately three months to complete. There will be moderate traffic impacts that will require lane closures on Marine Dr. Traffic will be accommodated on the road; however, there may be delays and detours at times. Hours of construction are within the City’s noise by-law.

 

June 24, 2019

District of North Vancouver: Marine Dr. from Capilano Rd. to Pemberton Ave.

  • New bus stop shelters, in partnership with the District
  • Changes to the curbs, including removal and pouring of new concrete
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at new B-Line bus stops
  • Line painting

Construction will take place intermittingly from June to late July, on Monday - Friday nights, between 8 pm and 6 am. During this time, residents can expect noise associated with light construction machinery, concrete removal and pouring and line painting, as well as some construction lighting. Together with the contractor, we are making every effort to minimize the impact of this construction activity. To reduce the impact on daytime traffic, we are completing these required roadworks at night when there are less vehicles on the road.

We are seeking a Noise Bylaw Exemption from the District of North Vancouver in order for nighttime work to take place.

Single lane closures will be required for a seven-day period at the new B-Line bus stops once the existing road material is removed and the new concrete is poured to allow the concrete to cure. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closures. We expect these closures may cause moderate traffic impacts.

 

June 10, 2019

City of North Vancouver: South side of Cotton Road between Brooksbank and Gladstone Ave

  • Adjustments to the south curb to accommodate an eastbound bus lane
  • Eastbound off-street bike path
  • Bus stop improvements at Brooksbank Ave

Construction on Cotton Road will begin on June 10 and take approximately three months and occur during the day. There will be moderate traffic impacts that will require lane closures on Cotton Road. Traffic will be accommodated on the road; however, there may be delays and detours at times. Hours of construction are within the City’s noise by-law. Business access and on-street parking will not be affected.

Short-term look ahead

July 3, 2019

City of Coquitlam: Barnet/Lougheed Highways – Coquitlam Central Station to Westwood St.

  • Changes to the curbs and gutters, including removal and pouring of new concrete
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at new B-Line bus stops
  • Line marking removal and new line marking installation
  • New signage installation
  • Creation of a new, multi-use pathway that runs on the south side of Lougheed Highway from Christmas Way to Westwood St., requiring limited tree removal and replanting

Construction will start July 3 and take approximately three months to complete. Work will take place between 7am and 5pm, with additional night crews working between 7 pm and 4 am, on some nights. We expect there will be moderate traffic impacts as single-lane closures are required on Lougheed Highway. There will be traffic control personnel in place to direct traffic throughout the day and night (when night crews are working).

Short-term look ahead

June 24, 2019

UBC: Wesbrook Mall

  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete bus pads at new B-Line bus stops

Construction work will start on June 17 and take approximately two weeks to complete. Work will continue along Wesbrook Mall after the bus stops are finished. Another update will be provided closer to the start of that work.

The curb lane at the bus stops will be closed for a seven-day period once the existing road material is removed and the new concrete is poured to allow the concrete to cure. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closures. In both locations on Wesbrook Mall, this will have little impact to roadway users.

City of Vancouver: Construction on 41st Avenue begins June 17. For information about street changes and construction on 41st Avenue, please visit the City of Vancouver’s 41st Avenue B-Line page.

Bus-access improvements at Coquitlam Central Station

We’re making changes to the bus and parking area at Coquitlam Central Station to get ready for the new Lougheed Highway B-Line. Work will begin on July 3 and occur in three phases. Near-term details below.

July 3 - Phase 1 (day-time work)

To access the parking lot, vehicles can continue to enter via the Mariner Way underpass or from Lougheed Highway just as they do today. Additionally, vehicles can enter and exit the main parking area via the overflow parking lot. Once inside the main parking area, drivers will need to follow signage to access available parking.

No changes are planned for the bus loop in phase 1.

Phase 2

Details will be provided nearer the start of the construction.

Phase 3

Details will be provided nearer the start of the construction.

In spring 2018 we consulted on the service and stops for the new B-Lines, as well as proposed changes to local routes and potential transit-priority measures. We had over 5,755 responses to our online survey and heard from 1,678 people at 22 public events.

We heard strong support for all of the proposed B-Line routes, stops, and potential transit-priority measures. We're proceeding with the proposed plan with a few small changes based on consultation feedback. For more information on what we heard during consultation, please see the consultation report.

 

Please select a route below to see details on the upcoming changes.

Map of the proposed B-Line projects for 2019

 

41st Avenue B-Line (Vancouver & UBC)

Joyce-Collingwood Station to UBC via Oakridge, Kerrisdale

As a result of the feedback received during consultation, TransLink has added an additional stop to the route at Rupert Street. The addition of this stop will help better serve local trips without a significant negative impact to B-Line bus travel time along the corridor.

 

Future B-Line Service

Time of Day
Frequency
Peak 3-6 min
Midday/Evening/Weekend
8 min
Night 15 min

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

 

Future changes to local service

Route 43

  • Discontinue and reinvest service hours into with new B-Line

Route 41

  • Truncate route so service runs from Crown St. to Joyce Station
  • Operate with electric  trolleybuses
  • Reduce frequency to 15 min during the day, 30 min at night*
  • Reinvest savings into new 41st Avenue B-Line*

Route 49

  • Adjust route to serve Wesbrook Village
  • Provide additional late-night and early morning service on weekdays

*Frequency on Route 41 may be increased during peak times, contingent on service hour savings achieved from bus speed and reliability measures.

Given the strong support for changes to local service, TransLink will proceed with the changes as proposed in the consultation. If significant travel-time savings are achieved from transit priority measures, TransLink will reinvest any potential savings into improving route 41 during peak periods.

For more details on the proposed changes and public feedback see the public consultation report.

 

Lougheed Hwy B-Line (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge)

Coquitlam Central to Haney Place

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

 

Future B-Line Service

Time of Day
Frequency
Peak 10 min
Midday/Evening/Weekend
15 min
Night 15 min

Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.

 

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

Given the overwhelming support for the proposed changes to local service, no revisions are proposed. TransLink will proceed with implementing a connection between the 595 and Lougheed Highway B-Line.

For more details on the proposed changes and public feedback see the public consultation report.

 

Marine-Main B-Line (West and North Vancouver)

Park Royal to Phibbs Exchange, via Lonsdale Quay

During consultation TransLink sought input from the public on whether to route the B-Line into Lonsdale Quay or along Esplanade. 51% of respondents preferred routing through the Quay compared to 37% who supported routing along Esplanade. As a result, the B-Line will be routed through the Lonsdale Quay when the route launches in 2019. TransLink may consider routing the B-Line along Esplanade if in the future there’s a higher-quality pedestrian transfer between Esplanade and the Quay.

 

Future B-Line Service

Time of Day
Frequency
Peak 8 min
Midday/Evening/Weekend
10 min
Night 15 min

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

 

Future changes to local service

Route 239

  • Discontinue to avoid duplication and reinvest service into Marine-Main B-Line (local stop service continues to be provided by other routes on the same corridor)

Route 240

  • Increase frequency to 7 min in peak
  • Extend route to Lynn Valley

Route 255

  • Alter route 255 to provided local service on West 3rd Street
  • Alter route to Keith Road to provide more direct service between Central Lonsdale and Capilano University (service to Lynn Valley replaced by more frequent 240 as described above)

New route between Cap. U and Phibbs Exchange

  • Provide service every 8 min frequency in peak

While 68% of respondents (1,158) were supportive of changes to local routes, respondents also emphasized the importance of the following:

  • Fast, frequent, and reliable connections to Capilano University
  • Maintaining local service along West 3rd
  • Maintaining the frequency of the 255 at current levels

As a result of consultation the 255 will be rerouted to serve West 3rd and will continue operating at today’s frequency. We’re also introducing a shuttle between Phibbs and Cap U and providing direct service between Central Lonsdale and Capilano University via the 255.

 For more details on the proposed changes and public feedback see the public consultation report.

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