Coast Mountain Bus Company route 214 'Blueridge / Phibbs Exchange / Burrard Station'
|Service Area||North Vancouver|
|Termini||Sechelt Drive at Hynannis Drive|
|Operations||West Vancouver Transit|
Burnaby Transit Centre*
|Vehicles||ARBOC SOM 28 |
Nova Bus LFS *
214 Phibbs Exchange
214 Burrard Station**
* Peak hours only
214 Blueridge/Phibbs Exchange/Burrard Station is a bus route operated by West Vancouver Transit during off-peak hours and on weekends/holidays and Coast Mountain Bus Company during peak hours in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west circular route connecting the Seymour Heights and Blueridge areas of North Vancouver and Phibbs Exchange. Select peak hour trips extend to Downtown Vancouver. Service runs daily every 30 minutes, increasing to every 12–15 minutes during peak hours. Off-peak service is provided with Community Shuttles. This is the only route in the system to be jointly operated by West Vancouver Transit and Coast Mountain Bus Company.
Trips depart Phibbs Exchange heading south on the Highway 1 off-ramp, east on Main Street, north on Seymour Boulevard merging onto Highway 1, then taking the Fern Street exit heading east on Mount Seymour Parkway, north on Emerson Way, west on Carnation Street, north on Berkley Road, east on Berkley Avenue, south on Hyannis Drive, and west on Sechelt Road to Sechelt & Hyannis Drive. Continuing from Sechelt & Hyannis, trips continue west on Sechelt, south on Berkley Avenue becoming Berkley Road, east on Carnation Street, south on Emerson Way, west on Mount Seymour Parkway, south on Fern Street, then merging onto Highway 1 heading south and taking the Main Street exit to Phibbs Exchange.
Select morning peak hour trips continue to Burrard Station after completing to circular Blueridge routing and departs Phibbs Exchange via access road, south on Highway 1 and across the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge, then taking the McGill Street exit heading west on McGill, south on Nanaimo Street, west on Dundas Street becoming Powell Street, south on Main Street, west on E. Pender Street, south on Howe Street, and west on Dunsmuir Street to Burrard Station.
Two trips during the afternoon peak start at Burrard Station heading west on Melville Street, north on Thurlow Street, east on W. Pender Street, north on Homer Street, east on W. Cordova Street becoming Powell Street and Dundas Street, north on Nanaimo Street, east on McGill Street, north on Highway 1 across the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge and taking the Main Street exit, then west on Main Street to Phibbs Exchange, where it continues its regular routing to Blueridge.
|214 Stopping Procedures|
|Pick-up and drop-off service at all local stops. Pick-up and drop-off restrictions apply at stops in Vancouver. Drop-off only service at all 214 stops towards Burrard Station and pick-up only service at all 214 stops towards Blueridge.|
Points of Interest
- Phibbs Exchange (Bay 1 – Blueridge) (Bay 4 – Burrard Station)
- Seylynn Park
- Trillium Park
- Blueridge Park
- Hastings Park
- Victoria Square
- Granville Station
- Pacific Centre
- Burrard Station (Bay 2)
- Bentall Centre
- Royal Centre
- October 1973 - Route introduced as 214 Berkley; service operates between Hyannis at Sechelt to Kootenay Loop via Riverside Drive and Phibbs Exchange; peak hour service to Downtown Vancouver (Hornby at Smithe) introduced as 714 Berkley FastBUS.
- May 1975 - Downtown Terminus moved to Haro–Smithe Connector between Thurlow and Burrard Streets.
- April 1981 - Downtown routing revised to take Pender Street; service along Main Street and Hastings Street discontinued
- December 1984 - Re-routed to Mount Seymour Parkway after the road was extended to Fern Street 
- November 1986 - Downtown terminus extended to Burrard Station from Dunsmuir & Hornby
- October 2001 - Service after 10:00 PM daily discontinued due to low ridership and funding shortfall
- April 2005 - Off-peak service switched to Community Shuttle service with 30-minute frequencies
- November 2005 - Two late-night trips added
- June 2008 - Service along Carrall Street discontinued as service is re-routed to take current routing due to the Carrall Street Greenway project
- June 2013 - Powell Street Upgrades: Blueridge service from Vancouver routing detoured from Homer & Pender via Homer, Hastings, Clark, then regular routing; Vancouver-bound service from Powell & Clark via Clark, Hastings, Howe, then regular route to Burrard Station
- August 2014 - Completion of Powell Street Upgrades; regular routing restored
- September 2015 - Rerouted onto Highway 1 between Fern Street and Phibbs Exchange
- September 2016 - North Vancouver Transit Centre closed down, conventional operations moved to Burnaby Transit Centre while shuttle operations moved to Hamilton Transit Centre
- September 2017 - Community Shuttle operations moved to West Vancouver due to inefficient deadheading between Hamilton Transit Centre and North Vancouver. With this change, the route became the first in TransLink history to be operated by two operating companies: off-peak shuttle operations done by West Vancouver Transit while peak hour conventional service operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company
- April 2020 - Westbound trips going beyond Phibbs Exchange renamed from 214 Vancouver to 214 Burrard Station
- May 2–11, 2020 - Service reduced to operate on a Saturday schedule on weekdays and a Sunday schedule on weekends as part of cost-saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
- The Buzzer October 16, 1973 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
- The Buzzer May 23, 1975 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
- The Buzzer April 3, 1981 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
- The Buzzer December 7, 1984 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 18-11-2017
- The Buzzer October 24, 1986 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
- Service Cuts for October 15, 2001 listed by Route Number, translink.ca, retrieved 03-12-2009
- Service Cuts for October 15, 2001 listed by Route Number translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 01-03-2021
- The Buzzer April 12, 2005 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 20-11-2009
- The Buzzer November 25, 2005 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 03-12-2009
- The Buzzer June 20, 2008 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 03-12-2009
- The Buzzer June 28, 2013 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 12-06-2020
- The Buzzer August 22, 2014 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 12-06-2020
|Facilities||Park Royal – West Vancouver Transit Centre|
|Current Fleet||701–706 901–909 1201–1217 1601–1605 1606–1614|
|Community Shuttle Fleet||17501–17505 18501–18509 19501–19502, 19536–19537|
|712–714 801–803 912–914 921–929 951–959, 961–968 971 981 990–998 S200 S201 S261 S305 S370 S1301–S1304, S1308, S1309, S1316–S1320|
|Conventional||250 250A 253 254 255 258|
|Community Shuttle||214 215 226 227 251 252 256 262|
|Other||Cemetery – Vancouver Special Events Bus|
|Former Routes||257 259 – Hockey Special – PNE Special|