Coast Mountain Bus Company route 130 'Metrotown Station / Kootenay Loop / Phibbs Exchange'
|Operations||Burnaby Transit Centre|
Hamilton Transit Centre (school trip only)
|Vehicles||Nova Bus LFS |
NFI XN40 (school trip only)
Nova Bus LFS HEV (school trip only)
|Branches||130 Metrotown Station|
130 Kootenay Loop
130 Phibbs Exchange (select trips)
130 To Pender* (select weekend/holiday trips)
* weekend/holiday short-turn trips that terminate at Pender Street & Willingdon Avenue, with three trips that terminate at Hastings Street & Willingdon Avenue
130 Metrotown Station/Kootenay Loop/Phibbs Exchange is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This north-south service connects Burnaby, Vancouver, and North Vancouver. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day, seven days a week.
The route departs Phibbs Exchange onto the Second Narrows Bridge via on-ramp taking Highway 1 to Cassiar Street and exiting onto Hastings Street eastbound. From Hastings the route takes Willingdon Avenue south to Central Boulevard and then its terminus at Metrotown Station.
On weekdays, service runs every six to nine minutes between Metrotown Station and Kootenay Loop and 15 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes at all other times for service between Metrotown Station and Phibbs Exchange.
On weekends, 30 minute service is provided to and from Phibbs Exchange, 15-30 minute service to and from Kootenay Loop and 15 minute service to and from Willingdon Avenue at Hastings Street, creating a 5-10 minute combined service to Metrotown Station along Willingdon Avenue.
On weekends and holidays, most northbound trips short-turn at Pender Street & Willingdon Avenue with three trips (one Saturday and two Sunday/holiday) in the afternoon terminating at Hastings Street & Willingdon Avenue.
When school is in session, a school trip in the PM peak serving Moscrop Secondary School and operated by Hamilton Transit Centre leaves Willingdon Avenue & Deer Lake Parkway and short-turns at Pender Street & Willingdon Avenue.
Points of Interest
- Metropolis at Metrotown
- Metrotown Station (Bay 4)
- Burnaby Public Library
- Crystal Mall
- Moscrop Secondary School
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Brentwood Town Centre Station (Bays 1 & 6 – Phibbs Exchange) (Bay 7 – Metrotown Station)
- Brentwood Mall
- Kootenay Loop (Bays 4 & 8 – Metrotown Station) (Bay 6 – Phibbs Exchange)
- Empire Stadium
- Phibbs Exchange (Bay 10)
- July 1961 - Service introduced as 30 Willingdon, a new crosstown service linking Kootenay Loop to Marine Drive in South Burnaby
- October 1984 - Service rebranded from 30 Willingdon to 130 Suncrest/Kootenay Loop
- March 1986 - Southern terminus moved to Metrotown Station, re-routed from Wildwood, Gilpin, and Burke to direct service along Willingdon
- June 1989 - Re-routed from Metrotown station to Central Boulevard (eastbound), Bonsor, Bennett, Nelson to regular route 
- October 1991 - Accessible service introduced on select trips
- September 2001 - Metrotown Station reconstruction: terminus temporarily revised to Patterson Station
- November 2001 - Metrotown Station reopens; service to Patterson Station discontinued
- December 2006 - Route extended during daytime and early evening hours to service Phibbs Exchange; peak hour service extended to Capilano College (now Capilano University); an additional northbound trip is added to depart at 2:00 AM terminating on Hastings at Willingdon
- September 2008 - Route joins the Frequent Transit Network (FTN) 
- April 2009 - Capilano Transit Exchange opens; service along Purcell Way ends 
- September 2009 - Peak service increased to 15 minutes with peak trips departing from Capilano University terminating at Kootenay Loop instead of Phibbs Exchange
- June 2017 - Trips terminating at Pender and Willingdon changed to display 130 To Pender instead of 130 To Hastings
- April 2020 - Peak hour extension to Capilano University discontinued and replaced by the 245 Capilano University/Phibbs Exchange. Pender short-turn trips revised to operate on weekends/holidays only and weekday Pender short-turn trips extended to Kootenay Loop
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