Coast Mountain Bus Company route 151 'Como Lake Avenue'

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151 Como Lake Avenue
Coquitlam Central Station/Burquitlam Station

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New Flyer XN40 – 14002 turns left onto Norman Ave enroute to Burquitlam Station on the 151 Como Lake Avenue.
Service Area Coquitlam
Termini Coquitlam Central Station
Burquitlam Station
Operations Port Coquitlam Transit Centre
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Branches 151 Coquitlam Central Station
151 Burquitlam Station
151 Burquitlam Station via Coq Rec Centre*
School Special**

* PM school special service via Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
** PM school special service starting at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex to Port Coquitlam Station

151 Como Lake Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This is an east-west route connecting Burquitlam Station and Coquitlam Central Station running primarily on Como Lake Avenue. Service runs daily every 30 minutes.

Eastbound trips depart Burquitlam Station heading north on Clarke Road, east on Como Lake Avenue becoming Spuraway Avenue and Ranch Park Way, west on Dewdney Trunk Road, north on Mariner Way, east on Barnet Highway, and south on bus access road to Coquitlam Central Station.

Westbound trips depart Coquitlam Central Station heading north on bus access road, east on Barnet Highway, south on Lougheed Highway, west on Dewdney Trunk Road, south on Ranch Park Way becoming Spuraway Avenue, west on Como Lake Avenue, south on Clarke Road, and east on mall access road to Burquitlam Station.

On weekdays when school is in session, two school special trips run in the afternoon. One eastbound trip starts at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex at Winslow Avenue & Poirier Street heading east on Winslow, north on Poirier Street, east on Foster Avenue, north on Linton Street, east on Como Lake Avenue, north on Mariner Way, east on Dewdney Trunk Road, south on Westwood Street, and east on Kingsway Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station.

The second school special trip is a westbound trip starting at the 2500 Block on Como Lake Avenue and heads west on Como Lake, south on Linton Street, west on Foster Avenue, south on Poirier Street, west on Winslow Avenue, north on Schoolhouse Street, west on Como Lake Avenue and regular route to Burquitlam Station.

Points of Interest

  • Millennium Line Burquitlam Station (Bay 3)
  • Coquitlam College
  • Good Neighbour Park
  • Coquitlam Poirer Community Centre
  • Coquitlam Sports Centre
  • Como Lake Village Shopping Centre
  • Mundy Park
  • Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
  • Millennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR3 Lougheed Hwy Coquiltam Central Station (Bay 8)
  • Coquitlam Centre
  • Westwood Mall Shopping Centre

History

  • August 1978 - Service introduced as 151 Laurentian running between Port Coquitlam, Lougheed Mall, and Downtown Vancouver and interlined with the 163 Prairie. Service replaced portions of the discontinued 933 Lougheed[1]
  • BC Transit Era - Service provided to Vancouver as route 151 Coquitlam Station/Vancouver operating as an express service[2]
  • June 1987 - Routing near Coquitlam Centre revised to operate via Westwood, Lincoln, Pinetree Way and Lougheed in both directions between Coquitlam Centre and Port Coquitlam Centre[3]
  • December 1991 - Accessible service introduced on select trips[4]
  • July 1992 - Service revised to stop on Winslow Avenue instead of inside the Coquitlam Rec Centre loop resulting in minor routing change[5]
  • December 1992 - Select peak hour trips revised to go via Marine Way between Como Lake and Dewdney Trunk Road[6]
  • April 1994 - Eastbound service revised to operate via access road to Mariner Way, Johnson, Glen, Pinetree, Lincoln and then regular route to Port Coquitlam Centre [7]
  • December 1995 - Service along Pinetree, Glen and Johnson Street terminated and service to downtown adjusted with select trips terminating at Hornby Terminus by Hastings, Howe, Dunsmuir, Burrard, Helmeken to Terminus; eastbound trips route via Hornby, Smithe, Burrard and Hastings
  • February 1996 - Peak hour trips extended from Burrard Station to Hornby & Nelson[8]
  • September 1996 - Routing revised to enter Coquitlam Station via the Johnson–Mariner overpass following its completion[9]
  • September 1997 - Stopping procedures revised at Brentwood to allow for pick-up and drop-off[10]
  • December 1997 - All eastbound trips rerouted via Ranch Park and Norman to Dewdney Trunk Road due to safety concerns regarding turns from Ranch Park onto Dewdney Trunk[11]
  • March 2000 - Millennium Line construction: Route detoured off Lougheed Highway onto Winston, Government, and Austin to Lougheed Mall[12]
  • May 2000 - Millennium Line construction: Routing revised from Brentwood Mall via Willingdon, Dawson, Beta, Lougheed then regular route to Lougheed Mall[13]
  • June 2000 - Millennium Line construction: Temporary rerouting of detour routing revised to go via Lougheed, Bainbridge, Winston, then regular detour routing to Lougheed Mall due to the closure of Winston Slip[14]
  • July 2000 - Winston Slip reopened and detour routing revised to go via Lougheed, Winston, regular detour routing to Lougheed Mall
  • 2000 - Eastbound reroute due to the construction for the Millennium Line via Willingdon, Dawson, Beta, Lougheed, Winston, Government St, Austin to Lougheed Mall
  • September 2002 - Millennium Line service adjustments: Route shortened to Lougheed Station and replaced a portion of the 154 between Lougheed Station and Coquitlam Rec Centre
  • September 2003 - Route became bike rack equipped[15]
  • December 2016 - Routing changed to provide direct service along Como Lake Avenue and regular service via Coquitlam Rec. Centre discontinued except for school special trips. Western terminus moved from Lougheed Station to Burquitlam Station.[16] Service on Cottonwood Avenue and Foster Avenue discontinued and replaced by the 157
  • September 2020 - Service renamed from 151 Coquitlam Central Station/Burquitlam Station to 151 Como Lake Avenue

References

  1. The Buzzer August 11, 1978 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 06-01-2017
  2. Route Frequency Table, bctransit.com, retrieved 07-11-2009
  3. The Buzzer June 19, 1987 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 16-03-2021
  4. The Buzzer August 30, 1991 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-01-2017
  5. The Buzzer July 17, 1992 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 01-05-2020
  6. The Buzzer December 4, 1992 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 01-05-2020
  7. The Buzzer March 25, 1994 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-01-2017
  8. The Buzzer February 9, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2020
  9. The Buzzer August 23, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 07-02-2021
  10. The Buzzer August 8, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  11. The Buzzer November 28, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  12. The Buzzer March 2, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  13. The Buzzer May 12, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  14. The Buzzer June 23, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  15. The Buzzer April 18, 2003 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 01-12-2017
  16. The Buzzer Blog December 7, 2016 translink.ca retrieved 12-12-2016
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