Coast Mountain Bus Company

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Coast Mountain Bus Company Logo-a.png
Area served Metro Vancouver, BC
Founded April 1, 1999 (from BC Transit)
Fleet size 1384 (Conventional Bus)
~205 (Community Shuttle)
3 (SeaBus)
Number of routes 218 (Bus)
1 (SeaBus)
Annual ridership 236 million (2015)
Union Unifor Local 111 (Operators)
Unifor Local 2200 (Mechanics)

Coast Mountain Bus Company, an operating subsidiary of TransLink, provides bus and SeaBus service in the Metro Vancouver area. The company commenced service on April 1, 1999 when the Vancouver Regional Transit System was split from BC Transit, thus creating CMBC.

Overview and History

The Coast Mountain Bus Company was formed on April 1, 1999 when the Greater Vancouver division of BC Transit was split from the rest of the BC Transit network. Before its current name, it was called "BusLink" for 9 months during transition into TransLink.

Coast Mountain Bus Company provides service in all 21 municipalities that make up Metro Vancouver (the former Greater Vancouver area). These are: Anmore, Belcarra, Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and White Rock.

Vancouver Trolley Crisis

Shortly after the delivery of the New Flyer E40LFRs, the company experienced a major shortage after a power steering malfunction affected several of the new units. As a result, 65 units were pulled out of service and several units from other garages were transferred to Vancouver Transit Centre. In addition, a handful that had been retired were sent to the garages that had donated units. 2 Orion Vs from Central Fraser Valley Transit System, and 2 Orion Is from Chilliwack Transit System were also brought over.

September 2009 Service Changes

With the introduction of the Canada Line, most 400-series express routes were discontinued. This, in turn, allowed TransLink to reallocate various resources (units, service hours) to other routes, such as increasing frequency on routes like 351, 601, 401, and 410.

Declassification of the "C" route numbering system

The re-numbering of Community Shuttle "C-Style" route numbering began subtly in 2011 with route 337 being re-numbered from its old route number, the C74. Between 2011 and 2016, new Community Shuttle routes were implemented without the use of the C-numbering system, such as the 227 in 2013 and the short-lived 178 in the same month. A bulk of re-numberings took place during the December 2016 Service Changes [1] as a result of the Evergreen Extension bus integrations and the 2016 Transit Network Review for Downtown Vancouver - West End. All remaining C-numbered routes were renumbered during the September 2018 Service Changes, ending the use of the C-numbering system.[2]

Services

Coast Mountain Bus Company operates most bus routes across Metro Vancouver. West Vancouver operates its own municipal transit service and a select number of Community Shuttle routes are contracted out.

Service is provided using a large fleet of conventional diesel, compressed natural gas, and electric trolleybuses, in addition to gasoline Community Shuttles.

Coast Mountain Bus Company's services are:

  • Regular transit service
  • Suburban express transit service
  • Trolleybus service in the City of Vancouver (with one route extending to Burnaby)
  • B-Line, an express bus service
  • Community Shuttle, a minibus service that connects areas that have a lower demand for buses
  • NightBus, a late-night bus service that runs after midnight up until early morning
  • SeaBus, a passenger ferry service

B-Line

The B-Line service is a system of express bus routes using low-floor articulated buses. B-Line routes have bus rapid transit elements and run frequent service for most of the day, seven days a week. All B-Line routes as of January 1, 2018 feature all-door boarding at all stops.

The first route, the 99, was introduced in September 1996 and went from the University of British Columbia to Lougheed Mall in Burnaby via Broadway Station and Brentwood Mall along Broadway and Lougheed Highway. B-Line routes were later introduced along other major corridors in the new millennium with the 98 B-Line in September 2000 and the 97 B-Line in September 2002.

B-Line Routes

There are three B-Line routes in service:

95 B-Line

96 B-Line

99 B-Line

The 95 is the newest that connects Simon Fraser University in Burnaby with Burrard Station in downtown Vancouver along Hastings Street.

The 96 is a major arterial route operating in Surrey, connecting Guildford Exchange and Newton Exchange with the Expo Line at Surrey Central Station and King George Station. There are plans to replace it with a light rail line along the same route, but plans have yet to be finalized.

The 99 is a major arterial route connecting the University of British Columbia and Commercial–Broadway Station in Vancouver and is the busiest route in the system. There are plans to replace a portion of the route with SkyTrain service by extending the Millennium Line to Arbutus Street.

Discontinued B-Line Routes

Proposed B-Line Routes (2019)

Route numbers have yet to be determined for both proposed future B-Line routes and 2019 B-Line routes.

Proposed Future B-Line Routes

Proposed B-Line Branding and Features

As part of the B-Line network expansion, TransLink has proposed adding product features and branding changes custom to the B-Line services. Presently, the B-Line service is identified as a limited stop, high frequency service with map and signage branding, in addition to all door boarding. However, as part of the B-Line routes to be introduced in 2019, TransLink will be adding additional features and branding like:

  • Shelters at all stops
  • Tactile pads
  • Real-time information
  • On-board line diagrams
  • Wifi (under consideration)
  • Custom exterior bus livery
  • Updated seating

Long term vision for branding and features include:

  • Transit priority measures on streets
  • Custom shelters and stations
  • Dynamic on-board wayfinding
  • Information panels at stops

Community Shuttle

Coast Mountain Bus Company Community Shuttle logo-a.png
Community Shuttle is a minibus service offered by TransLink and operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company, with a select number of routes operated by a private contractor. Introduced in September 2000, the Community Shuttle was a cost-effective solution to providing bus service on routes that had low ridership and were expensive to operate. The Community Shuttle service maintains transit coverage while operating a smaller vehicle with lowered costs and serves as a method of traffic calming in quiet, residential areas. Initially introduced in the Burnaby Heights area, the Community Shuttle service has expanded to operate in every city in Metro Vancouver, both as a replacement for low performing routes and as new service in communities that lacked transit service.

NightBus

Covering more ground than three SkyTrain lines, the NightBus service provides overnight coverage for all three SkyTrain lines and major corridors. NightBus routes meet in downtown Vancouver and operate about every 30 minutes or better, seven days a week.

NightBus routes are identifiable with the letter N in front of the route number. On maps and signage, they are marked with a dark shade of blue.

During the BC Transit era, the NightBus service was referred to as "Owl" routes, with route numbers and names remaining the same. The Owl term was used up until 2001, when Owl routes were cut due to a funding shortfall. In 2004, the Owl service resumed and was branded as NightBus.

In total, there are ten NightBus routes:

SeaBus

Main article: SeaBus

Introduced in 1977, the SeaBus is a passenger ferry service that connects Waterfront Station in Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet with a crossing time of about 10 to 12 minutes. Service operates seven days a week and every 15 minutes for most of the day and every 30 in the early morning and late evening.

Current fleet summary

As of 1996, all conventional units (except trolleys and demonstration units) are numbered in the "permanent" numbering system, with the first letter in the fleet number denoting its garage. Though some inconsistencies arise during a transfer, the prefix is usually fixed within weeks after. However, the "T" prefix is not used to identify the garage it runs out of; it is instead used to identify vehicles that are used specifically for training purposes or, before 2014, HandyDART vehicles. Similarly, the "S" prefix was formerly used in conjunction with a three- or four-digit fleet number to identify Community Shuttle vehicles, regardless of garage.
The first 2 numbers for 2012 or later units denote the order year and may not reflect the actual manufacture year. For example, unit 12020 was manufactured in 2013 but is part of a 2012 order.

*The S prefix was also used on pre-2016 Community Shuttle vehicles to denote "shuttle."

**The T prefix was also used on pre-2014 HandyDART vehicles.

As of 2008, all units are equipped with a voice announcement system to aid those visually impaired and unfamiliar with the region. This also allows operators to drive without having to make announcements. GPS technology is used to detect a unit's location in relation to its next stop.

Conventional

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign A/C? Notes
3283–3299, 3301–3308 Coast Mountain Bus Company 3303-a.jpg 1998 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR

Cummins Westport C Gas Plus

Allison B400R5

Voith D863.3

Luminator Super Matrix:MAX

Balios Orange LED

No
3309–3358 Coast Mountain Bus Company 3345-a.jpg 2006 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport C Gas Plus

Cummins Westport ISL G

Allison B400R Luminator Horizon No
7101–7150 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7115-d.jpg 1995–1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX No
  • Two active units
  • One unit in non-revenue service
7151–7197, 7199–7243 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7207-a.jpg 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX No
  • 23 active units
  • 7198 transferred to WVMT and renumbered to 971
7247–7297 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7297-a.jpg 1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX No
  • 26 active units
7301–7374 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7299-a.jpg 1999 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Balios Orange LED No
  • 52 active units
  • 7299 transferred to WVMT as 990.
7375–7399,
7401–7429
Coast Mountain Bus Company 7403-a.jpg 2000 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Balios Orange LED No
  • 47 active units
  • Originally had Cummins ISC engines.
7430–7446 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7446-a.jpg 2001 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Allison B400R Balios Orange LED No
  • 17 active units
  • Originally had Cummins ISC engines.
7447–7499,
7501–7504
Coast Mountain Bus Company 7483-a.jpg 2006 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R6 Luminator Horizon No
8001–8021 Coast Mountain Bus Company 8002-a.jpg 1998 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R Luminator MAX3000

Balios Orange LED

No
  • 12 active units
  • 8010 has a Balios Orange LED sign.
8022–8047 Coast Mountain Bus Company 8025-a.jpg 1999 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R Balios Orange LED No
  • 14 active units
8048–8099,
8101
Coast Mountain Bus Company 8092-a.jpg 2000 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R Balios Orange LED No
8102–8117 Coast Mountain Bus Company 8110-a.jpg 2007 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISM Allison B500R6 Luminator Horizon No
8118–8156 Coast Mountain Bus Company 8141-a.jpg 2009 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon No
9201–9276 Coast Mountain Bus Company 9208-a.jpg 2000-2001 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B500R6 Balios Orange LED Yes
  • Suburban configuration
9277–9285 Coast Mountain Bus Company 9281-a.jpg 2007-2008 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 6HP592C Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Suburban configuration
9401–9499,
9501–9542
Coast Mountain Bus Company 9526-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Axion Orange LED No
  • Delivered in October 2009.
9543–9581,
9583–9590
Coast Mountain Bus Company 9547-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion Orange LED No
  • Delivery completed in early 2010
  • 9582 was skipped
9605–9699,
9701–9725
Coast Mountain Bus Company 9601-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion Orange LED No
9726–9791 Coast Mountain Bus Company 9779-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion Orange LED No
9797–9799 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion Orange LED No
12001–12025 CMBC 12024 nis RapidBus.JPG 2012–2013 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Entered service on April 29th, 2013.
  • 12024 is the first unit to receive "RapidBus" designation and livery.
14001–14045 Coast Mountain Bus Company 14001-a.jpg 2014 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes
15001–15021 Coast Mountain Bus Company 15004-a.jpg 2015-2016 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Yes
  • First 11 units purchased new for the 96 B-Line
16001–16051 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16011-a.jpg 2016–2017 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes
  • First of 51 units in revenue service in November 2016
16101–16140 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16101-a.jpg 2016 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes
16201–16226 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16202-a.jpg 2016 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Yes
  • First unit entered service on April 18th, 2017
18101–18199,
18201–18254
Coast Mountain Bus Company 18103-a.jpg 2018 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport L9N ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Initial order was for 106 units, an additional 47 units were converted from a diesel order of 57 units in June 2017 [4]

Trolleybus

Vancouver is the last city in Canada to operate trolleybuses in revenue service as of May 2009.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motor Destination sign A/C? Notes
2101–2199,
2201–2289
Coast Mountain Bus Company 2206-a.jpg 2005-2007 NFI E40LF

E40LFR

Škoda
19 ML 3550 K/4
Luminator Horizon No
  • 2101 designated E40LF
2501–2540 Coast Mountain Bus Company 2501-a.jpg 2007-2008 NFI E60LFR Škoda
19 ML 3550 K/4
Luminator Horizon No
2541–2574 Coast Mountain Bus Company 2574-a.jpg 2009 NFI E60LFR Škoda
19 ML 3550 K/4
Luminator Horizon No
  • Initial order was for additional 20 vehicles, an additional 18 vehicles were converted from a hybrid order in 2008
  • Order completed in early 2009

Conventional Bus On Order

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign A/C? Notes
(63) 2018 NFI XDE60 Cummins L9 Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Initial order was for 52 units, an additional 11 units were converted from an order of 11 diesel units in June 2017[5][6]
18301–18399,
18401–18405
CMBC 18301.JPG 2018 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins B6.7 BAE HybriDrive HDS200 Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Initial order was for 94 units, an additional 10 units were converted from an order of 57 diesel units in June 2017
18451-18473 CMBC 18454-a.JPG 2018 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins L9 Yes
  • Feature frameless windows.
  • First buses in CMBC fleet to carry new suburban livery.
(2) 2018–2019 Nova Bus LFSe TM4 SUMO HD Yes
  • $7 million funding for a trial of 4 electric buses approved by Metro Vancouver Board Of Directors [7] [8]
  • To be operated on route 100 and will be based out of Vancouver Transit Centre[9][10]
  • New Flyer XE40 units scheduled to arrive in fall 2018 with chargers arriving in January 2019; Nova Bus LFSe units scheduled to arrive in February 2019[11]
(2) 2018–2019 NFI XE40 Siemens ELFA2 Yes
(32) 2019 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Yes
  • 27 units to replace aging Orion V units, 5 as expansion units.[12][13]

Community Shuttle

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign A/C? Notes
S302–S356 Coast Mountain Bus Company S303-b.jpg 2008 GMC/ElDorado C5500/Aero Elite GMC Duramax 6.6L Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon No
  • S302–S304 are the last remaining active units.
  • Operated by First Transit.
S501–S544 Coast Mountain Bus Company S501-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Delivery completed October 2014.
  • S501 entered service October 15, 2014.
S1305–S1307, S1310–S1315 Coast Mountain Bus Company S1305-a.jpg 2013-2014 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
  • S1301–S1304, S1308–S1309, and S1316–S1320 at WVMT
  • S1311–S1313 operated by First Transit
S1322–S1325 Coast Mountain Bus Company S1325-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
16501–16562 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16536-a.jpg 2016 Chevrolet/Girardin G4500/G5 GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
17506–17569 Coast Mountain Bus Company 17557-a.jpg 2017 Chevrolet/Girardin G4500/G5 GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
  • Order delayed from 2015 to 2017 due to IC Shuttle Bus crisis
  • 17549–17569 operated by First Transit

Community Shuttle On Order

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Destination Sign A/C? Notes
(18) 2018 Chevrolet

ARBOC

4500

SOM28G

GMC Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90-E Yes
  • To enter service in fall 2018.

SeaBus

Coast Mountain Bus Company also operates 3 passenger ferries known as the SeaBus. Beginning operation in 1977, the 2-zone service connects Waterfront in Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Service is 15 minutes daily and every 30 minutes at night and on early weekends/holidays. The crossing takes around 12 minutes and also offers a vast selection of scenery from multiple angles on the Burrard Inlet.

Name Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Notes
Burrard Beaver Coast Mountain Bus Company Burrard Beaver-a.jpg 1976 Yarrows Shipbuilders Ltd.
Victoria, BC
Burrard Pacific Breeze TransLink Burrard Pacific Breeze-b.jpg 2009 Victoria Shipyards
Victoria, BC
  • Started three boat ownership for CMBC
Burrard Otter II Coast Mountain Bus Company Burrard Otter II-a.jpg 2014 Damen Shipyards Group
Singapore
  • Entered service on December 1st, 2014

On Order

Name Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Notes
(TBA) 2017 Damen Shipyards Group
Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • Delivery expected in March 2019

Retired, Leased and Demonstrator Fleet Summary (Incomplete)

Conventional Bus

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
1001–1002 2005 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C Axion Orange LED
1003 2005 Orion 07.501 HEV Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive Luminator Horizon
1007 Coast Mountain Bus Company 1007-b.jpg 2016 BYD K9 I/O Controls LED
  • Demonstrated with CMBC from June–August 2017.
1008–1009 Coast Mountain Bus Company 1009-a.jpg 2014 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R Luminator Titan
  • Wrapped in "#TransLinkTomorrow" livery.
  • Express units.
  • Were scheduled for in-service trials on lines 301, 311, 351, 354, 555, 601, 620 from November 2017 to March 2018.[14]
1158–1192 Vancouver Regional Transit System 1176-a.jpg 1982 Flyer D901A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
  • Former 3165–3199 in 1996.
  • 1191 preserved by TRAMS.
1205–1208, 1211–1223 1979 Flyer D800B
(9635-6)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N

Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

Allison V730
1209–1210 1980 Flyer D800B
(9635-6)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N

Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

Allison V730
3001–3021 Coast Mountain Bus Company 3013-a.jpg 1991 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Rollsign
  • Nicknamed "SuperBuses" upon entry into service[15]
  • Express units.
  • All retired and scrapped in 2010.
3101–3199,
3201–3210
Coast Mountain Bus Company 3155-a.jpg 1991 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Luminator Super:MAX
  • 3101–3110 & 3154–3175 had suburban configuration.
  • 3102 donated to Thompson Rivers University.
  • 3106 preserved by TRAMS.
  • 3118, 3122, 3147, 3139 & 3155 sold.
3211–3257 Coast Mountain Bus Company 3254-a.jpg 1992 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
  • 3232–3242 had suburban configurations.
  • Retired and scrapped in 2010.
3258–3282 Coast Mountain Bus Company 3276-a.jpg 1995 NFI C40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
4101–4115 Coast Mountain Bus Company 4112-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Rollsign
  • "Hillclimber" configuration.
  • 4107 preserved by TRAMS.
4116–4143 Coast Mountain Bus Company 4127-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Rollsign
  • "Hillclimber" configuration.
4144–4192 1989 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Rollsign
  • "Hillclimber" configuration.
4193–4199,
4201–4278
Coast Mountain Bus Company 4254-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3ADR Rollsign
  • First units to be equipped with wheelchair lifts.
  • 4269–4278 were express units
  • 4254 retrofitted to a Voith D863.3.
  • 4276 preserved by TRAMS.
5501–5508 Coast Mountain Bus Company 5503-a.jpg 1973 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
5509–5521 Coast Mountain Bus Company 5519-a.jpg 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
8606, 8608 ValleyMax 8608.jpg 1990 OBI Orion V (05.501) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Leased from BC Transit during the Vancouver Trolley Crisis of 2007.
6715 Chilliwack Transit System 6715-a.jpg 1992 OBI Orion I 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
  • Leased from BC Transit during the Vancouver Trolley Crisis of 2007.
6784 1989 OBI Orion I 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Leased from BC Transit during the Vancouver Trolley Crisis of 2007.
7244–7246 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7244-b.jpg 1996 NFI F40LF Cummins ISB GM-Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
  • Fuel Cell demonstrators.
  • 7244, 7246 converted to diesel-electric in 2004; 7245 returned to Ballard.
  • 7244, 7246 were placed in storage in 2010 and scrapped in December 2012.
7298 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7298-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R5 Luminator MegaMax
"L280" 2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C
  • 2007 model.
  • Equipped with fog lights.
  • Demonstrated with CMBC from November 2006 to June 2007.
"356-1" 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL
  • Demonstrated with CMBC from May to June 2008.
"SR1420" 2009 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL GM-Allison EP40
hybrid system

Trolleybus

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motor Destination sign Notes
2701–2947 Coast Mountain Bus Company 2870-a.jpg 1982-1983 Flyer E901A/E902 General Electric Rollsign
  • All retired from revenue service in March 2008
  • 80 units were sold to Mendoza, Argentina in October 2008
  • 2805 and 2812 preserved by TRAMS; 2812 scrapped.

Community Shuttle

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
S001 2000 Ford/Corbeil E-350/Minibus Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100 None
S002 (1st) 1991 Ford E-350 van Ford Windsor V8 5.8L propane Ford 4R100 None
S002 (2nd) 2001 Ford/Girardin E-350/MBC-II Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100 None
  • 2002 model
S003–S004 2003 Ford/Goshen E-550/GC II 5500 Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100 Luminator Horizon
  • Operated by private contractors.
S005 1993 Ford/Overland E-350/ELF Ford 4R100
S006–S012 2002 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar V Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
with Telma retarder
Luminator Horizon
S013–S017 2002 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar V Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
with Telma retarder
Luminator Horizon
S018–S056 2003 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar V Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
with Telma retarder
Luminator Horizon
S057–S059 Coast Mountain Bus Company S059-a.jpg 1996-1997 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100 Rollsign
S060–S061 1996-1997 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Ford 4R100 Rollsign
  • Ex-King County Metro
  • Originally had front, side, and rear flipdot destination signs
  • Parts appeared for sale on Vancouver, BC Craigslist in October 2017[16][17]
S062–S102 2004 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar V Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110
with Telma retarder
Luminator Horizon
S200–S236 Coast Mountain Bus Company S224-a.jpg 2005 GMC/ElDorado C5500/Aero Elite GMC Duramax 6.6L Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
S237–S257 Coast Mountain Bus Company S253-a.jpg 2006 GMC/ElDorado C5500/Aero Elite GMC Duramax 6.6L Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
S258–S301 Coast Mountain Bus Company S271-a.jpg 2007 GMC/ElDorado C5500/Aero Elite GMC Duramax 6.6L Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
  • Few units temporarily put back into service following leakage of exhaust fumes on the IC shuttles [18]
S357–S380 Coast Mountain Bus Company S380-a.jpg 2009 GMC/ElDorado C5500/Aero Elite GMC Duramax 6.6L Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
S381 Coast Mountain Bus Company S381-a.jpg 2011 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
  • Formerly numbered S401 as demonstrator.
S382–S393 Coast Mountain Bus Company S382-a.jpg 2012 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
S400 2010 GMC/Arboc G4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90-E
  • Demonstrator bus.
S410–S434 Coast Mountain Bus Company S415-a.jpg 2012 IC Bus/Champion AC Series/Challenger International MaxxForce 7 Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
  • S410-S434 are 2013 models.
  • Had various problems with gas fumes leaking into the cabin area, and were pulled out of service after two to four years of service. [19]
  • 11 units sold to Landsea Tours.
S435–S464 Coast Mountain Bus Company S441-a.jpg 2013 IC Bus/Champion AC Series/Challenger International MaxxForce 7 Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
S465–S471 Coast Mountain Bus Company S471-b.jpg 2014 IC Bus/Champion AC Series/Challenger International MaxxForce 7 Allison 1000 Series Luminator Horizon
S1321 Coast Mountain Bus Company S1321-b.jpg 2013 Chevrolet/Girardin G4500/G5 GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
7130 (II) BC Transit 7130-a.jpg 2009 Yaxing JS6830GHDP

SeaBus

Name Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Notes
Burrard Otter Coast Mountain Bus Company Burrard Otter-b.jpg 1976 Burrard Dry Dock Ltd.
Vancouver
  • First to be retired

External links

Photo galleries

Websites/blogs

References

  1. The Buzzer Blog December 12, 2016 translink.ca retrieved 06-02-2018
  2. The Buzzer Blog August 30, 2018 translink.ca retrieved 09-03-2018
  3. UBC Area TransitPlan, translink.ca, retrieved 17-01-2018
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Transit Centres BurnabyHamiltonRichmondSurreyPort CoquitlamVancouver
Closed Transit Centres North VancouverOakridge
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Former Contractors Bonny's Taxi Ltd.Bowen Island Community TransitDW Services Ltd.Metro Shuttle Service Ltd.
Current Fleet 2101–2199, 2201–2289 2501–2540 2541–2574 3283–3299, 3301–3308 3309–3358 7101–7150 7151–7197, 7199–7243 7247–7297 7301–7374 7375–7399, 7401–7429 7430–7446 7447–7499, 7501–7504 8001–8021 8022–8047 8048–8099, 8101 8102–8117 8118–8156 9201–9276 9277–9285 9401–9499, 9501–9542 9543–9581, 9583–9590 9605–9699, 9701–9725 9726–9791 9797–9799 12001–12025 14001–14045 15001–15021 16001–16051 16101–16140 16201–16226 18101–18199, 18201–18254 18301–18399, 18401–18405
Community Shuttle Fleet S302–S356 S1301–S1320 S1322–S1325 S501–S544 16501–16562 17506–17569
Retired Fleet 2701–2947 3001–3021 3101–3210 3211–3257 3258–3282 4101–4115 4116–4143 4144–4192 4193–4278 5501–5508 5509–5521 7244–7246 7298
Retired Community Shuttle Fleet S001 S002 (1st) S002 (2nd) S003–S004 S005 S006–S012 S013–S017 S018–S056 S057–S059 S060–S061 S062–S102 S200–S236 S237–S257 S258–S301 S357–S380 S381 S382–S393 S410–S434 S435–S464 S465–S471 S1321
Paint Schemes BC Transit paint scheme Original B-Line paint scheme New B-Line paint scheme Clean Air paint scheme Ghost paint scheme Sweep paint scheme New Sweep-R paint scheme Sweep-R Without Charcoal Suburban paint scheme Suburban grey paint scheme RapidBus paint scheme
SeaBus SeaBus
Current Fleet Burrard BeaverBurrard Pacific BreezeBurrard Otter II
Retired Fleet Burrard Otter
Terminals Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca LoopBoundary LoopExpo Line Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line Commercial–Broadway StationDunbar LoopExpo Line Joyce StationExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationExpo Line Nanaimo StationKnight Street–Marine DriveKootenay LoopMarpole LoopStanley Park LoopUBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Waterfront Station
Burnaby &
New West
Expo Line 22nd Street StationExpo Line Braid StationMillennium Line Brentwood StationExpo Line Edmonds StationExpo LineMillennium Line Lougheed StationExpo Line New Westminster StationExpo LineMillennium Line Production Way StationExpo Line Metrotown StationSFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
Tri-Cities Millennium Line Burquitlam StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam Central StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody Centre StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Port Coquitlam Station
Richmond Hwy 99 Off-RampCanada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse StationSteveston
North Shore Capilano UniversityHorseshoe BaySeaBus Lonsdale QuayPark RoyalPhibbs Exchange
Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
Haney PlaceTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Maple Meadows StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Pitt Meadows Station
South of Fraser Carvolth ExchangeGuildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreMatthews ExchangeNewton ExchangeExpo Line Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo Line Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam StationEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMeadow Ridge CentrePitt Meadows Park and RidePort Moody StationPNE Park and RidePort Coquitlam CentreRenfrew LoopRichmond CentreRichmond ExchangeSexsmith Park and RideSouth Richmond Park and RideWalnut Grove Park and Ride
Routes
Conventional 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 19 20 22 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 41 43 44 49 50 84 100 101 104 106 110 112 116 119 123 125 128 129 130 133 134 136 143 144 145 150 151 152 153 155 156 159 160 169 183 188 191 209 210 211 212 214 228 229 230 231 232 236 239 240 241 242 246 247 250 253 254 255 257 258 259 301 311 312 314 316 319 320 321 323 324 325 326 329 335 337 340 341 342 345 351 352 354 364 375 391 393 394 395 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 410 418 430 480 501 502 503 509 531 555 595 601 602 603 604 606 608 620 640 701 791
B-Line B-Line 95 B-Line 96 B-Line 99 B-Line
Community Shuttle 23 42 68 70 103 105 109 131 132 146 147 148 157 170 171 172 173 174 175 179 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 189 215 227 251 252 256 262 280 281 282 310 322 360 361 362 363 370 371 372 373 388 412 413 414 416 560 561 562 563 564 609 614 616 617 618 619 719 722 733 741 743 744 745 746 748 749
NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 804 807 828 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
Discontinued/ Renumbered 1 23 35 42 51 97 98 102 103 108 114 115 131 133 135 137 139 142 147 148 149 150 154 158 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 177 178 179 189 190 197 222 226 290 292 310 317 318 322 328 330 332 353 355 356 357 358 390 411 420 421 424 425 488 490 491 492 496 506 507 511 590 705 709 712 721 722 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C15 C18 C19 C20 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 C29 C30 C31 C35 C36 C37 C38 C40 C41 C43 C44 C45 C46 C47 C48 C49 C50 C51 C52 C53 C60 C61 C62 C63 C64 C70 C71 C73 C74 C75 C76 C84 C86 C87 C88 C89 C90 C92 C93 C94 C95 C96 C98 C99 N6 N16
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Transit Services

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Fare Information

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Plans and Projects

Millennium Line Millennium Line Broadway ExtensionPattullo Bridge ReplacementSurrey–Newton–Guildford LRT Surrey–Newton–Guildford LRT

Other Divisions

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