Coast Mountain Bus Company route 321 'White Rock Centre / Newton Exchange / Surrey Central Station'

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321 White Rock Centre/Surrey Central Station
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New Flyer D40LF – 7314 on layover at Surrey Central Station after completing a trip on the 321 in 2016.
Service Area White Rock
Surrey
Termini White Rock Centre
Surrey Central Station
Operations Surrey Transit Centre
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Branches 321 White Rock Centre
321 Surrey Central Station
321 New West Station*
321 Newton Exchange**
321 White Rock South***

* One trip on early Sunday/holiday morning service when SkyTrain is not operating
** Late night short-turn trips
*** Limited service extension to 1100 Block on King George Boulevard

321 White Rock Centre/Surrey Central Station TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This north-south route connects Central Surrey with the communities of South Surrey and White Rock. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day, seven days a week.

Northbound trips depart from its layover point at North Bluff Road & Foster Street heading east on North Bluff, north on 152nd Street, merging onto King George Boulevard and into South Surrey Park and Ride. Continuing from South Surrey Park and Ride, the route continues north on King George Boulevard, east on 68th Avenue becoming 138th Street, west on 72nd Avenue to Newton Exchange. Continuing from Newton Exchange, the route heads west on 72nd Avenue, north on King George Boulevard, west on 102nd Avenue, north on City Parkway to Surrey Central Station.

Southbound trips depart from Surrey Central Station heading south on City Parkway, west on 102nd Avenue, south on University Drive, east on Old Yale Road, south on King George Bouelvard, east on 72nd Avenue to Newton Exchange. Continuing from Newton Exchange, the route heads east on 72nd Avenue, south on 138th Street becoming 68th Avenue, south on King George Bouelvard to South Surrey Park and Ride. Continuing from South Surrey Park and Ride, the route heads south on King George Boulevard merging onto 152nd Street becoming Johnston Road, west on Thrift Avenue, north on Oxford Street, east on North Bluff Road to its layover spot at North Bluff & Foster Street.

Some early morning and evening trips go beyond White Rock Centre and operate as 321 White Rock South, travelling along the same route until White Rock Centre at 152nd Street & North Bluff Road, where the route heads east on North Bluff Road, south on King George Boulevard until 8th Avenue, where the route turns around in the roundabout returning north on King George Boulevard until the 1100 Block on King George Boulevard. Return service continues north on King George Boulevard, west on North Bluff Road, and north on 152nd Street to White Rock Centre, where it continues its regular routing to Surrey Central Station.

On Sundays/holidays, a route extension to New Westminster runs between New Westminster Station and Surrey Central Station in the early morning as SkyTrain service starts later. Starting at Surrey Central, the route heads north on University Drive, east on 104th Avenue, north on King George Boulevard, south on Scott Road and access road to Scott Road Station. Continuing from Scott Road Station, the route heads north on access road, west on King George Boulevard across the Pattullo Bridge, then taking the McBride Boulevard exit and heading ssouth on McBride, west on Columbia Street to New Westminster Station. Return service to Surrey Central Station heads east on Carnarvon Street, north on 8th Street, east on Royal Avenue, merging onto the Pattullo Bridge and taking the Scott Road exit and bus access road, then south on Scott Road onto access road to Scott Road Station. Continuing from Scott Road Station, the route heads north on access road, east on King George Boulevard, west on 104th Avenue, south on University Drive to Surrey Central Station. Local service in New Westminster is on New Westminster-bound trips only, whereas Surrey Central-bound trips run non-stop between New Westminster Station and Scott Road Station.

Late night southbound trips short-turn at Newton Exchange. Some early morning and late-night trips start at Newton Exchange.

Points of Interest

  • Expo Line New Westminster Station (Bay 4) (Sundays/holidays only when SkyTrain not operating)
  • Expo Line Scott Road Station (Bay 7) (Sundays/holidays only when SkyTrain not operating)
  • North Surrey Recreation Centre
  • Central City Shopping Centre
  • Expo LineR1 King George Blvd Surrey Central Station (Bay 9)
  • Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus
  • Holland Park
  • Central City
  • Expo LineR1 King George Blvd King George Station (Bay 1 – White Rock Centre) (Bay 4 – Surrey Central Station)
  • Surrey Tax Centre
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Bear Creek Park
  • Kings Cross Mall
  • Newton Wave Pool
  • R1 King George Blvd Newton Exchange (Bay 2 – Surrey Central Station) (Bay 6 – White Rock Centre)
  • Newton Recreation Centre and Community Hall
  • South Surrey Park & Ride (Bay 2 – White Rock Centre) (Bay 4 – Surrey Central Station)
  • Riverside Golf Centre
  • White Rock Centre (Bays 3 & 10 – White Rock Centre) (Bay 4 – White Rock South) (Bay 7 – Surrey Central Station)
  • Surrey Public Library Semiahmoo Branch
  • Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
  • Peace Arch Hospital
  • Earl Marriott Secondary School

History

  • May 1975 - Route introduced as 621 King George FastBUS, running between Downtown Vancouver and White Rock Centre via Pattullo Bridge, King George Highway and Newton Exchange. [1]
  • October 1975 - Trips interlined with the 353 Marine[2]
  • April 1976 - Routing revised to go via Willingdon Avenue and Hastings Street with the introduction of a stop at Willingdon & Halifax and at Hastings & Commercial[3]
  • October 1976 - Service revised to take Highway 1 and Hastings[4]
  • August 1978 - Route renumbered to current number [5]
  • September 1982 - Off-peak hour service to Vancouver discontinued[6]
  • March 1985 - Service south of White Rock Centre replaced by the 354 White Rock South[7]
  • January 1986 - Off-peak trips revised to terminate at New Westminster Station and peak hour trips to Vancouver to route via New Westminster Station[8]
  • March 1986 - Northern terminus moved to New Westminster Station [9]
  • September 1988 - Short-turn trips between New Westminster Station and Guildford Mall shortened to run between New Westminster Station and Whalley Exchange only (Present-day Surrey Central Station) [10]
  • March 1990 - Terminus revised to Scott Road Station, regular service to New Westminster (except early Sunday trips) discontinued; routing revised to operate via Newton Exchange, service on King George Highway between 68th and 72nd Avenue replaced by the 324[11]
  • September 1991 - Southbound trips to White Rock Centre along King George Highway revised to go via 152nd Street, 18th Avenue, Martin, North Bluff to White Rock Centre[12]
  • June 1997 - All trips extended to White Rock South[13]
  • September 1997 - Trips leaving White Rock South revised to operate via King George Highway, 16th Avenue to 152nd Street instead of 164th Street, 10th Avenue, and Stayte/160th Street[14]
  • April 1999 - Early Sunday/holiday morning New Westminster extension trip revised to operate as part of the 330[15]
  • October 2001 - Midday and Saturday service reduced between White Rock South, White Rock Centre and Newton Exchange to every 30 minutes and route and timetable revised to reflect the cancellation of route 390 White Rock Centre/King George Station[16]
  • December 2006 - Daytime service to White Rock South discontinued and replaced by the 375; service between Newton Exchange and White Rock Centre improved to every 20 minutes from approximately 6:30AM to 8:30PM Monday to Friday and service between Newton and Surrey Central improved to every 10 minutes on Saturdays from 10:30am to 5:30pm[17]
  • April 2007 - Schedule adjusted for better transfers with 351 Crescent Beach/Vancouver Wc15.JPG[18]
  • December 2007 - Routing between Newton Exchange and Surrey Central Station joins the Frequent Transit Network[19]
  • April 2008 - Route joins Frequent Transit Network (FTN) with service increased to a minimum of 15 minutes from 6am to 10pm everyday (Between Newton and White Rock Centre minimum 15 minutes 6am to 9pm and between Newton and Surrey Central every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday)[20]
  • September 2013 - Short turns between Newton and Surrey Central removed following the introduction of the 96 B-Line
  • September 2018 - White Rock Centre terminus moved to North Bluff EB at Johnston (152nd Street)

References

  1. The Buzzer May 23, 1975 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 22-11-2014
  2. The Buzzer October 24, 2020 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2020
  3. The Buzzer April 23, 1976 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2020
  4. The Buzzer October 15, 1976 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2020
  5. The Buzzer August 11 1978 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 22-11-2014
  6. The Buzzer September 3, 1982 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  7. The Buzzer February 15, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  8. The Buzzer December 20, 1985 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  9. The Buzzer February 28, 1986 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 24-09-2015
  10. The Buzzer August 26, 1988 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 13-11-2017
  11. The Buzzer March 9, 1990 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 27-04-2020
  12. The Buzzer August 30, 1991 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 01-05-2020
  13. The Buzzer June 13, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  14. The Buzzer August 8, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  15. The Buzzer April 1, 1999 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  16. Service cuts for October 15, 2001 listed by route, translink.ca, retrieved 12-12-2009
  17. Connections South Of The Fraser Improve With December Changes, translink.ca, retrieved 06-01-10
  18. The Buzzer April 13, 2007 Issues, translink.ca, retrieved 06-01-10
  19. The Buzzer December 14, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 06-01-10
  20. The Buzzer April 11, 2008 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 06-01-10
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Burnaby &
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Expo Line 22nd Street StationExpo Line Braid StationMillennium Line Brentwood StationExpo Line Edmonds StationExpo LineMillennium Line Lougheed StationExpo Line New Westminster StationExpo LineMillennium Line Production Way StationExpo Line Metrotown StationR5 Hastings St SFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
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Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
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South of Fraser Carvolth ExchangeR1 King George Blvd Guildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreR1 King George Blvd Newton ExchangeExpo Line Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo LineR1 King George Blvd Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam StationEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMatthews ExchangeMeadow Ridge CentrePitt Meadows Park and RidePort Moody StationPNE Park and RidePort Coquitlam CentreRenfrew LoopRichmond CentreRichmond ExchangeSexsmith Park and RideSouth Richmond Park and RideWalnut Grove Park and Ride
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