Coast Mountain Bus Company route 162 'Coast Meridian / River Springs / Port Coquitlam Centre / Port Coquitlam Station'

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162 Coast Meridian/River Springs/
Port Coquitlam Centre

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Service Area Port Coquitlam
Coquitlam
Termini Victoria Drive at Rocklin Drive
David Avenue at Oxford Street*
Port Coquitlam Centre
Operations Port Coquitlam Transit Centre
Branches 162 Coast Meridian
162 River Springs*
162 Port Coquitlam Centre
162 Port Coquitlam Station*

* Peak hours only

162 Coast Meridian/River Springs/Port Coquitlam Centre was a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This was a north-south circular route connecting Port Coquitlam Centre and northeast Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. Service ran Mondays–Saturdays every hour, increasing to every 30 minutes during peak hours with no evening service. There were two branches: The 162 Coast Meridian/Port Coquitlam Centre which ran all day and the 162 River Springs/Port Coquitlam Station which ran during peak hours and extended further north to the River Springs area.

162 Coast Meridian/Port Coquitlam Centre

Trips departed from Port Coquitlam Centre heading west on McAllister Avenue, north on Shaughnessy Street, east on Lougheed Highway, north on Oxford Street, east on Coquitlam Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Raod, west on Patricia Avenue, north on Wellington Street, east on Greenmount Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Road, and east on Victoria Drive to Victoria & Rocklin Drive. Continuing from Victoria & Rocklin, trips went east on Victoria, south on Cedar Drive, west on Prairie Avenue, south on Shaughnessy Street, and east on McAllister Avenue to Port Coquitlam Centre.

During AM peak hours and the last weekday trip, all trips started and finished at Port Coquitlam Station. Starting from Port Coquitlam Station, trips went via Wilson Avenue, Mary Hill Road, McAllister Avenue, then via regular route. Return trips went via regular route, Shaughnessy Street, and Wilson Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station. All Saturday trips and weekday trips from mid-morning onwards went via the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre and went via regular route to Coast Meridian, then east on Laurier Avenue to the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, then west on Laurier Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Road, and west on Patricia Avenue, where it continued its regular routing.

162 River Springs/Port Coquitlam Station

Trips departed from Port Coquitlam Station heading west on Wilson Avenue, north on Mary Hill Road, west on McAllister Avenue, north on Shaughnessy Street, east on Lougheed Highway, north on Oxford Street, east on Coquitlam Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Road, west on Patricia Avenue, north on Wellington Street, west on Mason Avenue, north on Oxford Street, and west on David Avenue to David & Oxford. Continuing from David & Oxford, trips went west on David, south on Shaughnessy Street, and east on Wilson Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station.

PM trips went via the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre and went via regular route to Coast Meridian, then east on Laurier Avenue to the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, then west on Laurier Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Road, and west on Patricia Avenue, where it continued its regular routing. One afternoon trip terminated at Port Coquitlam Centre.

Points of Interest

  • Port Coquitlam Centre (Bay 3)
  • Port Coquitlam Station (Bay 3) (peak hours only)
  • Port Coquitlam City Hall
  • Provincial Court of British Columbia – Port Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
  • Rowland Park
  • Veterans Park
  • McMitchell Park
  • Lions Park
  • Shaughnessy Station Mall
  • Wellington Park
  • Port Coquitlam Cemetery
  • Norm Staff Park
  • Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

History

  • March 1985 - Service introduced as 162 River Springs, a peak-hour only service running every 30 minutes from River Springs to Downtown Vancouver via Barnet Highway[1]
  • May 1986 - Routing revised to go via the Coquitlam Centre Park–Ride to provide a direct link between the lot and Downtown Vancouver during peak hours[2]
  • September 1991 - Service to Vancouver discontinued following improvements to the 160 service[3]
  • February 1992 - Routing revised to go via Lougheed Highway directly to Shaughnessy Street due to street modifications on Woodland Drive from Westwood Street; service permanently discontinued on Johnson, Glen, Lincoln, Westwood, Patricia, and Hastings[4]
  • October 1993 - River Springs service proposed to be discontinued due to low ridership and be replaced by reroutes of the 163 and 164[5]
  • December 1995 - River Springs routing revised to operate counterclockwise to ensure reliable connections to the West Coast Express during the morning peak[6]
  • February 1996 - Introduction of off-peak service on Mondays–Saturdays, of which most operated the 162 Coast Meridian routing and peak hour trips extended to service Port Coquitlam Station[7]
  • September 1998 - Service revised to service the Hyde Creek recreation facility on Laurier[8]
  • September 2001 - School special service to Terry Fox Secondary introduced[9]
  • September 2003 - Service discontinued and simplified following Community Shuttle service rollout in the Tri-Cities. Portions replaced by the C38 Coquitlam Station/River Springs/Prairie/Port Coquitlam Station[10]

References

  1. The Buzzer March 15, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 18-11-2017
  2. The Buzzer May 23, 1986 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 08-05-2021
  3. The Buzzer August 30, 1991 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-01-2017
  4. The Buzzer January 31, 1992 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 01-05-2020
  5. The Buzzer October 8, 1993 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 21-03-2021
  6. The Buzzer December 1, 1995 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 19-03-2021
  7. The Buzzer February 9, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 06-04-2021
  8. The Buzzer August 21, 1998 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  9. 162 River Springs (Special) and 163 Prairie (Special) translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  10. September 2003 Tri-Cities Community Shuttle translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 18-03-2021
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