Coast Mountain Bus Company route 240 'Lynn Valley / Downtown'

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240 Lynn Valley/Downtown
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Service Area North Vancouver
Vancouver
Termini Lynn Valley Road at Mountain Highway
W. Georgia Street at Cambie Street
Operations Burnaby Transit Centre
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Branches 240 Lynn Valley
240 Downtown
240 15th Street (one trip only)

240 Lynn Valley/Downtown 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 North Vancouver with Downtown Vancouver. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more, seven days a week.

Eastbound departs Downtown Vancouver from Larwill Park heading south on Cambie Street, west on W. Georgia Street through the Stanley Park Causeway and across the Lions Gate Bridge, then heading east on Marine Drive, east on W. Keith Road, north on Jones Avenue, east on W. 15th Street, north on Grand Boulevard becoming Lynn Valley Road to Mountain Highway.

Westbound trips depart Lynn Valley Road & Mountain Highway heading south on Mountain Highway, west on 27th Street, south on Lynn Valley Road becoming Grand Boulevard, west on W. 15th Street, south on Jones Avenue, west on W. Keith Road, west on Marine Drive, south over the Lions Gate Bridge through the Stanley Park Causeway becoming W. Georgia Street to Larwill Park.

The last trip leaving Lynn Valley on Sundays/holidays run as 240 15th Street and terminates at Lonsdale Avenue & W. 15th Street with no changes in routing.

Points of Interest

History

  • Circa 1950 - Service introduced as Inter–city. Route operates from the BCMT Depot in Vancouver (Dunsmuir at Cambie) to Esplanade at Lonsdale.[1]
  • October 1953 - Route adjusted to operate to Lonsdale and 15th Street. Some trips operated to Grand Boulevard.[2]
  • September 1954 - This route, along with Lynn Valley, are re-designed. Two new routes replaced them which followed the path of the current route, they are the Intercity Grand Boulevard which extended down Grand Boulevard to 3rd Street and Ferry Wharf (now Lonsdale Quay), and the Intercity–Lynn Valley which extended up Lynn Valley Road.[3]
  • January 1964 - Service from Grand Boulevard at 15th Street to downtown Vancouver renamed 81 Vancouver via First Narrows and service in the opposite direction is renamed 82 Third Street. Unlike current routing which traveled along 15th Street, service routed along Grand Boulevard and Third Street to get to and from Marine Drive. The portion of the present-day route which traveled along 15th Street is served by the 83 Lynn Valley and 84 Esplanade at this time.[4]
  • June 1985 - Grand Boulevard terminus revised to be on the south side of 15th Street[5]
  • October 1991 - Accessible service introduced on select trips[6]
  • April 1993 - Downtown terminus revised to operate from a temporary terminal on the east side of Beatty Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir adjacent to the Beatty Street Armoury with the closing of the Larwill Bus Depot[7]
  • December 1997 - Local service along West Georgia Street to and from North Vancouver approved on a permanent basis after a six month trial period[8]
  • May 2000 - Lions Gate Bridge reconstruction: direct service to downtown temporarily discontinued and revised to terminate at Park Royal for several months; shuttle service established between Lonsdale Quay and downtown, as well as a 240 Waterfront Station shuttle service running between Waterfront Station and Chilco Loop[9]
  • June 2000 - Midday service increased to 15 minutes both ways[10]
  • September 2000 - Route extended in the PM peak into Downtown at 15 minute frequency[11]
  • February 2007 - Downtown terminus moved from Beatty Street to current Cambie at Georgia[12]
  • June 2008 - Route joined the Frequent Transit Network (FTN)[13]
  • September 2016 - North Vancouver Transit Centre closed down, operations moved to Burnaby Transit Centre
  • October 2018 - Downtown terminus moved from Hamilton & Georgia to Georgia & Hamilton for unloading, Cambie & Georgia for loading
  • April 2019 - Downtown terminus layover moved to Larwill Park
  • September 2019 - Articulated buses introduced on two runs during the AM peak on a trial basis
  • April 2020 - Eastern terminus extended from 15th Street & Grand Boulevard to Lynn Valley[14] and westbound trips renamed from 240 Vancouver to 240 Downtown

References

  1. The Buzzer April 6, 1950 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
  2. The Buzzer November 27, 1953 Issue
  3. The Buzzer September 3, 1954 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
  4. The Buzzer January 3, 1964 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
  5. The Buzzer June 21, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  6. The Buzzer August 30, 1991 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-01-2017
  7. The Buzzer March 26, 1993 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 13-01-2017
  8. The Buzzer November 28, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 29-04-2010
  9. The Buzzer May 12, 2000 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 04-05-2020
  10. The Buzzer June 23, 2000 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 03-12-2009
  11. The Buzzer August 18, 2000 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 19-11-2017
  12. The Buzzer February 2, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
  13. The Buzzer June 20, 2008 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
  14. Spring Transit Service Changes youtube.com, retrieved 05-04-2020
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