Coast Mountain Bus Company route 17 'Oak / Downtown'

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17 Oak/Downtown
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Service Area Vancouver
Termini Marine Drive Station
Robson Street at Hamilton Street
Operations Vancouver Transit Centre
Vehicles NFI E40LFR Wc15.JPG
Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG (occasionally)
Nova Bus LFS HEV Wc15.JPG (occasionally)
Branches 17 Oak
17 Downtown
17 To Broadway (few trips)
School Special (PM School Special)

17 Oak/Downtown Wc15.JPG is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

The route is part of the Frequent Transit Network (FTN) providing service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day, seven days a week.

Trips depart Marine Drive Station running along Southwest Marine Drive until turning northbound on to Oak Street. Service continues from Oak Street until turning eastbound onto Broadway followed by Cambie Street onto the Cambie Bridge.

The route enters Downtown by Smithe Street to take Hamilton, Robson, northbound along Granville, Pender to Cambie and then Nelson Street to exit Downtown via the Cambie Street Bridge.

Weekend, holiday, days preceding holidays and Friday evening service after 9pm in Downtown routes by Seymour Street northbound when Granville Mall access is restricted to pedestrians only.

Points of Interest

Oak branch
  • Marine Drive Station
  • Marine Gateway Shopping Complex
  • Marpole Community Centre
  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
  • BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre Vancouver Hospital and Health Science
  • Vancouver General Hospital
Downtown

History

Route history - Tenth Branch
Year Route name Notes
1957 10 Tenth/14 Hastings/16 Renfrew
  • Same route: westbound as 10 Tenth; eastbound as 14 Hastings or 16 Renfrew.
  • Served with trolley buses.
  • Via Broadway, Tenth.
1968 10 Tenth-UBC/14 Hastings/45 UBC Express
  • Served with diesel buses.[1]
  • Extended to East Mall in UBC via University Dr[1]; replaced 43/44 University.
  • Some trips as 10 UBC via Chancellor.[1]
 ? 10 Tenth-UBC/14 Hastings
  • 45 UBC Express discontinued.
1974?
  • 10 UBC via Chancellor paired with 42 Spanish Banks.
1977?
  • 10 UBC via Chancellor split off as 44 UBC via Chancellor.
1977
  • Evenings to Totem Park.
1983 10 Tenth-UBC/34 Hastings Express
  • To University Loop.
  • Totem Park service replaced by 41.
1984? 10 UBC/34 Hastings Express
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/14 Hastings.
1986 10 UBC/Hastings Express
  • 34 Hastings Express renumbered 10.[2]
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/14 Hastings.
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/Downtown.
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/14 Hastings.
1988
  • Served with Trolly buses.[3]
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/14 Hastings.
1997 10 UBC/Downtown
  • Hastings Express discontinued.
10 UBC/Hastings
  • Combined with Hastings section of 14 Hastings/Arbutus.[4]
  • Evenings as 10 UBC/Downtown.
2003 17 UBC/Oak
  • Merged with 17 Oak.[5]
  • Late night service as N17 UBC/Downtown.
2004
  • To War Memorial Loop in UBC.
2006
  • Re-routed in Downtown via Seymour northbound and Howe southbound instead of Granville.[6]
2007
  • Re-routed in Downtown via Seymour, Robson, Howe.[7]
2010
  • Re-routed in Downtown via Granville, Cordova, Richards, Pender, Granville.[8]
Route history - Oak Branch
  • Prior to 2003, the route was interlined with the #15 Cambie/Downtown.
Year Route name Notes
2003 17 Oak/UBC
  • Merged with Tenth section of 10 UBC/Hastings.[5]
2007
  • Re-routed via Granville Street Bridge; re-routed in Downtown via Seymour, Robson, Howe.[7]
2009
  • Terminus moved to Marine Drive Station via Marine.[9]
2010
  • Re-routed in Downtown via Granville, Cordova, Richards, Pender, Granville.[8]
2011 17 Oak/Downtown
Bus history
  • June 2007 - Route becomes fully accessible with service provided by New Flyer Industries E40LFR Wc15.JPG trolleys[11]
  • In the late 2000s, there was one morning trip serviced by a New Flyer Industries E60LFR from Marpole Loop to 41st Avenue to help with student load. The vehicle then deadheaded and continued service on the #20 line.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Route changes for 10 Tenth - UBC and Richmond. July 26, 1968. Translink. Retrieved September 9, 2010
  2. Transit Service Changes. February 28, 1986. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  3. Fall for Transit. August 26, 1988. Translink. Retrieved September 5, 2010
  4. Fall Service Changes. August 22, 1997. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  5. 5.0 5.1 Check out the New Trolley Bus Pairings. September 5, 2003. Translink. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  6. Transit service changes, effective Apr 24. April 14, 2006. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  7. 7.0 7.1 Transit and road improvements planned for 2007. January 19, 2007. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  8. 8.0 8.1 Buses are back on Granville Street!. August 27, 2010. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  9. September Bus Service Changes. September 4, 2009. Translink. Retrieved September 3, 2010
  10. The Buzzer April 1. 2011 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 28-12-2017
  11. The Buzzer June 22, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 19-01-2017
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