Coast Mountain Bus Company route 281 'Eaglecliff / Snug Cove'

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281 Eaglecliff/Snug Cove
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Girardin G5 – 17551 arriving at Snug Cove Ferry Terminal for its next trip on the 281.
Service Area Bowen Island
Termini Eagle Cliff Road at Baker Road
Snug Cove
Operations First Transit
Vehicles Girardin G5 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Branches 281 Eaglecliff
281 Snug Cove

281 Eaglecliff/Snug Cove TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png is a Community Shuttle route contracted to First Transit from Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This is a north-south circular route running in Bowen Island connecting Millers Landing and Snug Cove. Service runs daily every hour on weekdays and every two hours on weekends/holidays.

Northbound trips depart Snug Cove heading south on Cardena Road, west on Bowen Island Trunk Road, north on Miller Road to Miller & Melmore Road. By request, trips can head east on Melmore, north on Lenora Road, west on Melmore Road. Then all trips go north on Miller Road to Miller & Scarborough. By request, trips can go to Miller's Landing by going east on Miller Road to Miller's Landing, then turning around and heading south on Miller's Landing becoming Miller Road. Then all trips go north on Scarborough Road becoming Eagle Cliff Road, east on Creek Road, north on Eagle Cliff Road to Eagle Cliff & Baker Road.

Southbound trips depart from Eagle Cliff Road & Baker Road by heading south on Eagle Cliff, west on Creek Road, south on Eagle Cliff Road becoming Scarborough Road, east on Miller Road to Miller's Landing, then turning around and heading south on Miller's Landing becoming Miller Road, east on Melmore Road, north on Lenora Road, west on Melmore Road, south on Miller Road, east on Bowen Island Trunk Road, and north on Cardena Road to Snug Cove.

Flag stop procedures are in effect in both directions.

Points of Interest

  • Snug Cove Ferry Terminal
  • Bowen Island Library

History

  • May 1999 - Service introduced after 10 years of consultation[1] and operated with no route number, running on weekdays only during peak hours[2]
  • December 2002 - Service numbered C26[3][4]
  • September 2003 - Service renumbered from C26 to C11[5][6][7]
  • June 2005 - Midday service introduced
  • January 2017 - Operations transferred from Bowen Island Community Transit to First Transit[1]
  • April 2018 - Community Shuttle branding dissolved: service renumbered from C11 to 281 with no changes in routing or frequency[8]
  • September 2018 - Weekend/holiday service to Mt. Gardner discontinued and replaced by the 282 Mt Gardner/Snug Cove
  • May 2–11, 2020 - Service suspended as part of cost saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter King lets go of Bowen’s bus service Bowen Island Undercurrent, retrieved 19-06-2020
  2. Bowen Island Community Shuttle translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  3. Bowen Island October 2002 translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  4. Bowen Island December 2002 translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  5. September 2003 System Map translink.ca, retrieved 19-06-2020
  6. Bowen Island 2003 translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  7. Bowen Island 2004 translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  8. The Buzzer April 13, 2018 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 22-04-2018
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