Coast Mountain Bus Company route 16 '29th Avenue Stn / Arbutus'
|Termini||29th Avenue Station|
63rd Avenue Loop
|Operations||Vancouver Transit Centre|
Burnaby Transit Centre*
|Vehicles||NFI E40LFR |
Nova Bus LFS **
Nova Bus LFS HEV ***
|Branches||16 29th Avenue Station|
16 To Kingsway^
* Select trips
16 29th Avenue Station/Arbutus is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route connecting 29th Avenue Station and the 63rd Avenue Loop at W. 63rd Avenue & Granville Street via Downtown Vancouver, running primarily on Renfrew Street, Hastings Street and Arbutus Street. Service runs daily every 10–12 minutes. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more, seven days a week.
Eastbound trips depart from 63rd Avenue Loop heading west on W. 63rd, south on Adera Street, west on W. 64th Avenue, north on Angus Drive becoming West Boulevard, west on W. 51st Avenue, north on Arbutus Street, east on W. 12th Avenue, north on Granville Street and across the Granville Street Bridge. Continuing on Granville Street, trips head north on Granville, east on W. Hastings Street becoming E. Hastings Street, south on Renfrew Street becoming Boyd Diversion and Nootka Street, and west on E. 29th Avenue to 29th Avenue Station.
Westbound trips depart 29th Avenue Station heading east on E. 29th Avenue, north on Nootka Street becoming Boyd Diversion and Renfrew Street, west on E. Hastings Street becoming W. Hastings Street, south on Granville Street and across the Granville Street Bridge. Continuing on Granville Street, trips head south on Granville, west on W. 12th Avenue, south on Arbutus Street, east on W. 51st Avenue, south on West Boulevard becoming Angus Drive, east on W. 64th Avenue, north on Adera Street, east on W. 63rd Avenue, and south on Granville Street to the 63rd Avenue Loop.
Limited eastbound evening and Sunday/holiday early morning trips extend to Earles Street & Kingsway. Trips go via regular route to 29th Avenue Station, then east on E. 29th Avenue, south on Earles Street, east on Horley Street, south on Moss Street, and west on Kingsway to Kingsway & Earles. Limited early morning westbound trips start at Earles Street & Kingsway heading north on Earles Street, west on E. 29th Avenue to 29th Avenue Station, then via regular route to the 63rd Avenue Loop. One of these westbound trips short-turn at Hastings Street & Nanaimo Street becoming a 7 Nanaimo Station and returns as a 7 To Hastings to become a 16 29th Avenue Station.
Also on early weekday mornings, Burnaby Transit Centre operates one trip beginning at Renfrew Street & E. Broadway and terminates at 29th Avenue Station with no changes in routing.
On Fridays, weekends/holidays, and days preceding holidays after 9 p.m., there is no service on Granville Street between Hastings Street and the Granville Street Bridge. Eastbound trips use Howe Street and westbound trips use Howe Street.
On weekdays when school is in session, there are three school special trips running in the afternoon. One trip in the afternoon starts at Granville Street & W. Broadway and terminates at Granville & 63rd with no changes in routing. Burnaby Transit Centre does two trips. The first is the 16 Downtown departing from 63rd Avenue Loop, terminating at W. Hastings Street & Homer Street with no changes in routing. Another one is from E. Hastings Street & Nanaimo Street and terminates at 29th Avenue Station with no changes in routing.
In late August and early September during The Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver Transit Centre and Burnaby Transit Centre alternate each year or sometimes jointly operate special 16 PNE trips which run from 29th Avenue Station to the Coliseum Loop at N. Renfrew Street & Dundas Street by continuing north on Renfrew Street instead of turning west onto Hastings Street. Southbound specials start from the loop and head south on Renfrew Street, west on E. 22nd Avenue, south on Slocan Street, and east on E. 29th Avenue to a bay set aside for the PNE specials.
Points of Interest
- Riverview Park
- Kerrisdale Community Centre/Centennial Park
- Kerrisdale Rink and Park
- Arbutus Shopping Centre
- Arbutus Club
- Granville Station
- Vancouver City Centre Station
- Pacific Centre
- Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square
- Downtown Entertainment District
- Harbour Centre
- Victoria Square
- Pacific National Exhibition/Hastings Park
- Renfrew Station (Bay 1 – 29th Avenue Station) (Bay 3 – Arbutus)
- Renfrew Park
- 29th Avenue Station (Bay 3 – Arbutus) (Bay 5 – PNE)
- Formerly run as route 16 29th Avenue Station/Downtown
- March 1983 - Service revised to run as 16 Renfrew after splitting off from the 14 Hastings/16 Renfrew
- May 1986 - Service renamed from 16 Renfrew to 16 29th Avenue Station/18 Arbutus as the route is extended south from Downtown Vancouver to Granville & 63rd, merging the 18 Arbutus portion of the 14 Hastings/18 Arbutus. Eastern terminus revised from Kingsway & Earles to 29th Avenue Station
- November 1986 - Service revised to operate as 16 29th Avenue Station/Downtown as the 18 Arbutus portion is reverted back to the 14 Hastings/18 Arbutus
- April 1997 - Route combined with 14 Arbutus/Downtown in the evening; route becomes 16 29th Avenue Station at Granville Bridge and becomes 14 Arbutus on Hastings Street
- September 1997 - Route takes over 14 Arbutus/Downtown to form the current route of 16 29th Avenue Street/Arbutus
- October 2001 - Late-night Owl service cancelled due to funding shortfall
- April 2006 - Service rerouted due to construction of the Canada Line; service to travel along Seymour northbound and Howe southbound instead of Granville Street
- December 2007 - Service becomes accessible and bike rack equipped with New Flyer Industries E40LFR low-floor trolleys
- February 1–28, 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Olympic service: Midday service Mondays–Saturdays increased to every 12 minutes
- September 2010 - Service revised to operate along Granville Street in Downtown with the completion of the Canada Line
- June 2020 - Broadway Subway construction: Routing revised to go via 12th Avenue and Granville Street; service on Arbutus Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue and on Broadway between Arbutus and Granville temporarily discontinued
- January 2022 - COVID-19 service adjustment: Midday weekday service reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes. Late-afternoon and early evening weekday service adjusted from every 9–16 minutes to every 12 minutes
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- The Buzzer April 4, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-03-2010
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- Service Cuts for October 15, 2001 listed by Route Number translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2020
- The Buzzer April 24, 2006 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2010
- The Buzzer December 14, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 09-11-2009
- February Bus Re-Routes And Additional Olympic Transit Services translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 22-03-2021
- TransLink taking trolley buses off busy Broadway for next five years https://vancouversun.com, retrieved 06-20-2020