Coast Mountain Bus Company route 353 'Ocean Park / White Rock Centre'

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353 Ocean Park/White Rock Centre
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Service Area Surrey
White Rock
Termini 128th Street at 16th Avenue
White Rock Centre
Operations Surrey Transit Centre
Branches 353 Ocean Park
353 White Rock Centre

353 Ocean Park/White Rock Centre TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png was a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This was an east-west route running in White Rock and Surrey, connecting White Rock Centre and Ocean Park running primarily on Marine Drive. Service ran daily every hour.

Eastbound trips departed 128th Street & 16th Avenue heading south on 128th, east on Marine Drive, north on Stayte Road, west on Russell Avenue, and north on Johnston Road becoming 152nd Street to White Rock Centre.

Westbound trips departed White Rock Centre heading south on 152nd Street becoming Johnston Road, east on Russell Avenue, south on Stayte Road, west on Marine Drive, and north on 128th Street to 128th & 16th Avenue.

Select westbound evening weekday, early morning, late afternoon and evening Saturday and all Sunday/holiday trips go via an alternate routing in Ocean Park. These trips go via regular route until Marine Drive & 130th Street, where trips went north on 130th, west on 16th Avenue, and south on 128th Street to 128th & 16th.

Points of Interest

  • White Rock Centre
  • Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
  • Peace Arch Hospital
  • Maccaud Park
  • East Beach
  • White Rock Pier
  • White Rock Museum & Archives
  • West Beach
  • Bayview Park

History

  • September 1975 - Service introduced as 353 Marine Drive, connecting the White Rock terminus and Ocean Park[1]
  • November 1986 - Service proposed to be extended from White Rock Centre to 22nd Street Station in June 1987 and running throughout the day to provide a regular transit connecting between White Rock and New Westminster[2]
  • June 1987 - Service revised to operate as 353 Ocean Park/22nd Street Station as service is extended north from White Rock Centre to 22nd Street Station. Routing near White Rock Centre revised to go via Russell, George, North Bluff, 152nd, then to King George, Highways 99 and 91 and the Alex Fraser Bridge to 22nd Street Station. Service increased to run every 20 minutes during peak hours and every hour during off-peak hours. Evening service and all Sunday/holiday trips continued to run between Ocean Park and White Rock Centre[3]
  • October 1987 - Ocean Park routing revised to go via 130th Street, 16th Avenue, 128th Street to the revised Ocean Park terminus at 128th & 16th. Trips continued to service Ocean Park Drive & 25th Avenue as a midday extension[4]
  • September 1990 - Midday extension to Ocean Park Drive & 25th Avenue discontinued and replaced by the 355 White Rock Centre/Ocean Park[5]
  • September 1996 - Orion II Wc15.JPG models introduced to the route under BC Transit's short-lived CUB (CommUnity Bus) program[6]
  • September 1997 - Peak hour extension to 22nd Street Station discontinued and replaced by the 394 White Rock Centre/King George Station. Service ran in tandem with the 394 until Thanksgiving to allow passengers to be accustomed to the service change[7]
  • September 2002 - Service discontinued, with portions replaced by the C50 Ocean Park/White Rock Centre during the Community Shuttle service rollout in White Rock/South Surrey[8][9]

References

  1. The Buzzer August 29, 1975 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  2. The Buzzer November 7, 1986 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 09-05-2021
  3. The Buzzer June 19, 1987 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  4. The Buzzer October 9, 1987 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  5. The Buzzer August 24, 1990 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  6. The Buzzer September 6, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  7. The Buzzer August 22, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 29-03-2021
  8. New Community Shuttle Service translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
  9. South Surrey/White Rock Community Shuttle Routes translink.bc.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 06-05-2020
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