Coast Mountain Bus Company route 143 'Burquitlam Station / SFU'
Effective April 24, 2020, this bus route is temporarily suspended as part of cost saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Simon Fraser University
|Operations||Port Coquitlam Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||NFI C40LFR *|
NFI XN40 *
|Branches||143 Burquitlam Station|
* During snowfall or in the event of a bus shortage
143 Burquitlam Station/SFU is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route connecting Burquitlam Station in Coquitlam and the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University. Service runs on weekdays only every 15 minutes, increasing to every 10 minutes during peak hours. There is no service at night.
Eastbound trips depart Simon Fraser University heading east on University High Street, south on Tower Road, west on South Campus Road, north on Gaglardi Way, west on University Drive West, south on Gaglardi Way, east on Broadway becoming Como Lake Avenue, south on Clarke Road, and east on Mall Access Road to Burquitlam Station.
Westbound trips depart Burquitlam Station heading north on Clarke Road, west on Como Lake Avenue becoming Broadway, north on Gaglardi Way, east on University Drive East and south on East Campus Road to Simon Fraser University.
On weekday afternoons when school is in session, one westbound trip departs from the 2500 Block on Como Lake Avenue and heads west on Como Lake Avenue, bypassing Burquitlam Station, then regular route to SFU.
Points of Interest
- Burquitlam Station (Bay 4)
- Burquitlam Mall
- Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
- SFU Transportation Centre (Bay 1 – Burquitlam Station) (Bays 2 & 3 – SFU)
- SFU Exchange (Bay 4)
- Simon Fraser University – Burnaby Campus
- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School (PM peak westbound only)
- September 1989 - Service introduced as 143 Lougheed Park–Ride/SFU, connecting Lougheed Park and Ride, Lougheed Mall, and SFU, operating every 30 minutes during peak hours Mondays to Fridays
- September 1990 - Service between Lougheed Park and Ride and Lougheed Mall discontinued. Service revised to operate between SFU and Coquitlam Park and Ride via Como Lake, with three trips during each peak hour
- December 1993 - Left turn lane into Coquitlam Centre Exchange eliminated forcing service reroute by Lougheed Highway to Barnet Highway, Mariner and then Access Road
- April 1997 - Service revised to no go via Port Moody Station during peak hours
- November 1999 - Route became wheelchair accessible
- October 2001 - Weekday service after 6:00 PM discontinued due to funding shortfall
- November 2003 - Due to increased ridership following the introduction of the U-Pass program at SFU, service with New Flyer Industries D60LF articulated buses made permanent. Articulated buses and overload trips were used initially as a temporary measure to address overcrowding.
- September 2008 - Service improved to 12 minute frequency during peak periods; service day increased for last trip to depart SFU at 10:00 PM
- September 2009 - Peak period and direction service improved to 10 minutes
- December 2016 - Eastern terminus moved to Burquitlam Station to reduce service duplication with the Evergreen Extension. Overall frequency increased to 10-15 minutes.
- September 2019 - All-door boarding introduced at all stops
- April 2020 - Service suspended as part of cost saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
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