Coast Mountain Bus Company route 144 'SFU / Metrotown Stn'
|Termini||Simon Fraser University|
|Operations||Hamilton Transit Centre|
Burnaby Transit Centre (two trips)
|Vehicles||NFI XN40 |
Nova Bus LFS HEV
Nova Bus LFS (two trips)
144 Metrotown Station
144 SFU/Metrotown Station is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The route leaves Metrotown Station along Central Boulevard eastbound taking Bonsor, Bennett, Nelson and then Dover Street. It continues along Dover becoming Oakland Street at Royal Oak and becoming Burris Street at Walker Avenue. It heads north onto Canada Way from Burris, south along Sperling, Deer Lake Avenue and Deer Lake Place northward. The route runs north along Deer Lake Place becoming Norland Avenue at Canada Way and taking Sprott Street east and then Kensington Avenue northbound. From Kensington the route takes the off-ramp onto Sperling and the Sperling SkyTrain Station. It exits the station taking Sperling northbound, Kensington, Broadway and onto Duthie Avenue where it turns east on Burnaby Mountain Parkway. It uses Gaglardi Way, University Drive East and East Campus Road to arrive at SFU Exchange.
Southbound trips leave the Exchange along University High Street, Tower Road, South Campus Road, Gaglardi and University Drive West to Burnaby Mountain Parkway.
One early morning weekday southbound trip begins at Duthie Avenue at Hastings Street (operated by Burnaby Transit Centre).
Two AM peak hour southbound trips and one PM peak school trip begin at Burnaby City Hall, both with no changes to routing.
On weekday afternoons, one trip operates on an alternate routing near Metrotown Station, interlining with the 116 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station. The trip operates via regular route until Nelson, west on Kingsway, south on McKay, east on Central Boulevard to Metrotown Station instead of south on Nelson, west on Bennett becoming Bonsor, and west on Central Boulevard to Metrotown Station.
Points of Interest
- Metrotown Station (Bay 6)
- Metropolis at Metrotown
- Bonsor Community Centre
- Burnaby Village Museum
- Deer Lake Park
- Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
- Burnaby City Hall
- Burnaby Lake Regional Park
- Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station (Bay 2)
- Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
- Simon Fraser University (Bay 3)
- September 1987 - Service introduced, replacing portions of the 111 Metrotown Station/Municipal Hall
- June 1989 - Metrotown routing revised: service routed via Central Boulevard, Bonsor, Bennett, Nelson, Grange; service on Central Bouelvard west of Metrotown, McKay, Kingsway discontinued
- October 1990 - Accessible service introduced
- December 1993 - Select morning peak hour trips revised to operate as 133 SFU Express
- July 1996 - Closure of Curtis Street east of Belmont Avenue and opening of Burnaby Mountain Parkway results in re-route onto Hastings Street and discontinued service on Curtis
- June 1997 - Service re-routed through Burnaby Civic Area and Deer Lake Avenue
- September 2001 - Metrotown Station reconstruction: terminus temporarily revised to Patterson Station
- November 2001 - Metrotown Station reopens; service to Patterson Station discontinued
- September 2002 - Re-routed via Sperling Station when Millennium Line opened and onto Duthie Avenue instead of Sperling Avenue
- September 2016 - Route operations moved from Burnaby Transit Centre to Hamilton Transit Centre as part of a mass re-organization involving closure of North Vancouver Transit Centre and the transfer of all its operations to Burnaby Transit Centre
- September 2020 - COVID-19 service adjustment: peak hour frequency reduced from every 6–12 minutes to every 15 minutes
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- Winter Service Updates. December 3, 1993. TransLink. Retrieved September 4, 2010
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