Coast Mountain Bus Company route 241 'Upper Lonsdale / Downtown'
|Service Area||North Vancouver|
|Termini||Lonsdale Avenue at Osborne Road E.*|
W. Georgia Street at Hamilton Street
|Operations||Burnaby Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||Nova Bus LFS|
|Branches||241 Upper Lonsdale|
* PM Upper Lonsdale trips terminate at Lonsdale Avenue & Carisbrooke Crescent
241 Upper Lonsdale/Downtown is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is a north-south route connecting Upper Lonsdale in North Vancouver and Downtown Vancouver. Service runs during peak hours only. In the morning, service runs from Upper Lonsdale to Downtown Vancouver, with some trips starting in North Vancouver running towards Upper Lonsdale. In the afternoon, all service runs from Downtown Vancouver to Upper Lonsdale.
Northbound trips depart from Downtown Vancouver at Larwill Park heading south on Cambie Street, west on W. Georgia Street through the Stanley Park Causeway and across the Lions Gate Bridge, then east on marine Drive, then W. Keith Road, north on Jones Avenue, east on 15th Street W., north on Lonsdale Avenue, west on W. Rockland Road, south on the bus access road onto Prospect Road where it continues south, then east on Balmoral Road W., south on Lonsdale Avenue to Lonsdale & Carisbrooke Crescent.
Southbound trips depart from Lonsdale Avenue & Osborne Road E. heading north on Lonsdale Avenue, west on W. Rockland Road, south on the bus access road onto Prospect Road where it continues south, then east on Balmoral Road W., south on Lonsdale Avenue, west on 15th Street W. south on Jones Avenue, west on W. Keith Road, then Marine Drive merging onto the Lions Gate Bridge through the Stanley Park Causeway and W. Georgia Street to Larwill Park where it terminates.
Some trips in the morning run towards Upper Lonsdale start at Lonsdale Avenue & 15th Street E. and terminate at Lonsdale Avenue & Osborne Road, where they continue as a 241 Downtown.
Points of Interest
- Stadium–Chinatown Station
- Larwill Park
- The Orpheum
- Vancouver Central Public Library
- Granville Station
- Vancouver City Centre Station
- Pacific Centre
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Burrard Station
- Capilano Mall
- North Vancouver City Library/Civic Centre
- R Sargent Park
- Norseman Park
- Centennial Theatre
- Carisbrooke Park
- Rockland Park
- October 1959 - Peak hour service between Upper Lonsdale and Downtown Vancouver introduced.
- January 1964 - Daily service between downtown Vancouver and Upper Lonsdale renamed 80 Lonsdale and 81 Vancouver via First Narrows.
- June 1977 - Service introduced as 241 Upper Lonsdale connecting Larwill Bus Depot and Prospect & Rockland
- 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
- December 1997 - Local service along West Georgia Street to and from North Vancouver approved on a permanent basis after a six month trial period
- February 2007 - Downtown terminus moved from Beatty Street to Cambie & Georgia
- April 2008 - Northbound terminus moved from before Prospect at Rockland Loop to Carisbrooke Park terminus
- February 1–March 21, 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Olympic service: Downtown terminus revised to Georgia between Cambie and Hamilton due to downtown pedestrian corridors and BC Place & Canada Hockey Place venue security zones
- 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
- April 2020 - Southbound trips renamed from 241 Vancouver to 241 Downtown
- The Buzzer October 9, 1959 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
- The Buzzer January 3, 1964 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
- The Buzzer March 26, 1993 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 13-01-2017
- The Buzzer November 28, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 29-04-2010
- The Buzzer February 2, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
- The Buzzer April 11, 2008 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
- 2010 Games Bus Re-Routes translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 13-04-2021