Coast Mountain Bus Company route 144 'SFU / Metrotown Stn'
|Termini||Simon Fraser University|
|Operations||Hamilton Transit Centre|
Burnaby Transit Centre*
|Vehicles||NFI XN40 |
Nova Bus LFS *
Nova Bus LFS HEV
144 Metrotown Station
* Two southbound weekday early morning trips
144 SFU/Metrotown Station is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is a north-south route connecting Simon Fraser University and Metrotown Station. Service runs daily every 20–30 minutes, increasing to every 15 minutes during peak hours.
Northbound trips depart Metrotown Station heading east on Central Boulevard, north on Bonsor Avenue becoming Bennett Street heading east, north on Nelson Avenue, east on Dover Street becoming Oakland Street and Burris Street, north on Canada Way, south on Sperling Avenue, west on Deer Lake Avenue, and north on Deer Lake Parkway to Burnaby City Hall. Continuing from Burnaby City Hall, trips head north on Deer Lake Parkway becoming Norland Avenue, east on Sprott Street, north on Kensington Avenue and across the Kensington Overpass, taking the Lougheed Highway exit, then south on Sperling Avenue to Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station. Continuing from Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station, trips head north on Sperling Avenue then Kensington Avenue, east on Broadway, north on Duthie Avenue, east on Hastings Street becoming Burnaby Mountain Parkway, north on Gaglardi Way, east on University Drive East, and south on East Campus Road to Simon Fraser University.
Southbound 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, west on Burnaby Mountain Parkway becoming Hastings Street, south on Duthie Avenue, west on Broadway, south on Kensington Avenue then Sperling Avenue to Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station. Continuing from Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station, trips head north on Sperling Avenue becoming Kensington Avenue heading south across the Kensington Overpass, west on Sprott Street, south on Norland Avenue becoming Deer Lake Parkway to Burnaby City Hall. Continuing from Burnaby City Hall, trips head south on Deer Lake Parkway, east on Deer Lake Avenue, north on Sperling Avenue, east on Canada Way, west on Burris Street becoming Oakland Street and Dover Street, south on Nelson Avenue, west on Bennett Street becoming Bonsor Avenue heading south, and west on Central Boulevard to Metrotown Station.
One early morning weekday southbound trip begins at Duthie Avenue & 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. 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 14)
- 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 Boulevard west of Metrotown, McKay, and 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 service re-routed onto Duthie Avenue. Service on Sperling Avenue and Curtis Street discontinued and partially replaced by portions of the 134
- 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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