Coast Mountain Bus Company route 8 'Fraser / Downtown'
8 Fraser/Downtown is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The route is part of the Frequent Transit Network (FTN) providing north-south service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day. It is one of the main arterial routes providing north-south service between neighbourhoods along Fraser Street and the Downtown Core.
Beginning Downtown on Seymour at West Cordova the route heads east along Cordova making a turn south onto Main Street. It turns east at Main and Kingsway and again at Kingsway and Broadway before heading south at Broadway and Fraser. It follows Fraser Street all the way south to the terminus at Southeast Marine Drive. Trips Downtown make at loop at Southeast Marine and Poplar Street to get back onto Fraser Street heading north. The route turns west on Main at East Hastings, continues to West Hastings and turns onto Seymour to return to its Downtown terminus.
Points of Interest
- Waterfront Station Expo/Millenium Line, West Coast Express and Canada Line
- Victoria Square
- Main Street SkyTrain Station
- Vancouver Central Station (Amtrak)
- Mount St. Joseph Hospital
- Robson Park
- Mountainview Cemetary
- John Oliver Secondary School
- Formerly Route 8 Fraser/Davie
- Circa October 2001 - Route 8 Fraser/Granville, service reduced to reflect introduction of 98 Burrard Stn/Richmond Centre (B-Line) service
- September 2004 - Route 8 Granville/Fraser separated into route 8 Fraser/Downtown and route 10 Granville/Hastings
- April 2006 - Service rerouted due to construction of the Canada Line; service to run southbound by Richards, Robson and the north along Seymour instead of along Granville Street
- April 2008 - Interlining of 8 Fraser/Downtown and 20 Victoria/Downtown ended for articulated trolley service on route 20
- September 2009 - Trades with 3 Main/Downtown for the Downtown portion of its route for the interlining of route 3 Main/Downtown and 20 Victoria/Downtown 
- December 2009 - New Flyer Industries E60LFR buses are introduced making the 8 Fraser/Downtown an entirely articulated trolley route
- The route runs out of Vancouver Transit Centre. Buses normally servicing the route include New Flyer Industries E60LFRs .
- ↑ BC Transit System Route Frequency, bctransit.com, retrieved 18-09-09
- ↑ The Buzzer April 24, 2006 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2010
- ↑ TransLink approves $150 million fleet expansion; BC gives $47 million, translink.bc.ca, retrieved 24-09-09
- ↑ Other September 7 bus adjustments 3, 8, 160 discontinued service, plus bus bay changes, buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 07-09-09
- ↑ Bus service changes coming December 14: new 99 B-Line stops and more, buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2009