Coast Mountain Bus Company route 480 'UBC / Bridgeport Station'

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Effective April 24, 2020, this bus route is temporarily suspended as part of cost saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.


480 UBC/Bridgeport Station
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New Flyer XDE60 – 12010 on route 480 on layover at Bridgeport Station.
Service Area University Endowment Lands
Vancouver
Richmond
Termini University of British Columbia
Bridgeport Station
Operations Richmond Transit Centre
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Branches 480 UBC Express
480 Bridgeport Station Express

480 UBC/Bridgeport 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 is a north-south express route providing limited stop service connecting the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Richmond. Service runs every 20 minutes and is available Monday to Friday during peak hours only.

Southbound trips depart from UBC heading south on Wesbrook Mall, west on W. 16th Avenue, and south on SW Marine Drive. It continues eastbound on W. 41st Avenue, then south on Granville Street, east on SW Marine Drive, north on Hudson Street, east on W. 71st Avenue, south on Oak Street and across the Oak Street Bridge on Highway 99, then taking the Sea Island Way exit heading west on Sea Island, and north on Great Canadian Way to Bridgeport Station.

Northbound trips depart from Bridgeport Station heading south on Great Canadian Way, east on Bridgeport Road to access the bus-only on-ramp onto Highway 99 heading north across the Oak Street Bridge, taking the SW Marine Drive exit heading west on SW Marine, north on Granville Street, west on W. 41st Avenue, west on SW Marine Drive, east on W. 16th Avenue, north on Wesbrook Mall to UBC.

TransLink Buses bullet-b.png 480 Express Stops 
Pick-up and drop-off service at all stops.
Stop Accessibility TransLink Buses bullet-a.png Bus Connections Notes
UBC Exchange
(Bay 5)
R4 41st Ave99 B-Line
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 4 9 14 25 33 44
49 68 84 99 258 N17
Wesbrook Mall & 2100 Block
(northbound)
Wesbrook Mall & Agronomy Road
(southbound)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 25 33 49
Wesbrook Mall & Thunderbird Boulevard TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 25 33 49
W. 16th Avenue & Wesbrook Mall TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 25 33 49 68
Dunbar Loop
(Bay 3 – Bridgeport Station)
(Bay 5 – UBC)

R4 41st Ave
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 2 7 32 41 49 N22
W. 41st Avenue & Carnarvon Street TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 2 41 N22
W. 41st Avenue & West Boulevard TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 16 41
Granville Street & W. 41st Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png R4 10 41 N10
Granville Street & W. 49th Avenue TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 49 N10
Granville Street & W. 64th Avenue
(northbound)
Granville Street & W. 63rd Avenue
(southbound)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 16 N10
Granville Street & W. 71st Avenue
(northbound)
Granville Street & W. 70th Avenue
(southbound)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 100 N10
Marpole Loop
(Bay 3 – Bridgeport Station)
(Bay 4 – UBC)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 100
SW Marine Drive & Oak Street
(northbound)
W. 71st Avenue & Oak Street
(southbound)
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 10 17 100
Bridgeport Station
(Bay 4)
Canada Line
TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png 311 351 352 354 403 407
412 601 602 603 604 620 N10

Points of Interest

History

  • September 1979 - Service introduced as Richmond–UBC, running mornings only from Richmond Centre to UBC via Oak Street Bridge with local service in Richmond and non-stop service in Vancouver[1]
  • September 1980 - Service reduced to two morning trips[2]
  • September 1981 - Service discontinued due to low ridership (the service change notes a discontinuation of route 480 Richmond–UBC despite a route number not being assigned in 1979 and 1980)[3]
  • September 1990 - Service re-introduced as 480 UBC/Steveston running during peak hours only when UBC was in session[4]
  • April 1999 - Limited summer service introduced on a trial basis with one trip in each direction[5]
  • September 2000 - Service revised to operate in both directions and year-round service made concrete and revised to operate between UBC and Richmond Centre.[6][7] Operations transferred from Oakridge Transit Centre to Richmond Transit Centre
  • 2003 - All day service introduced
  • August 2007 - Routing revised to operate along Lansdowne Road instead of Alderbridge Way providing service to Kwantlen College[8]
  • September 2010 - After 10 am, Mondays to Fridays, every second trip short-turned at Bridgeport Station and the Canada Line instead of continuing to Brighouse Station[9]
  • April 2011 - Service between Bridgeport and Richmond–Brighouse stations discontinued due to service duplication.[10]
  • August 2014 - UBC terminus moved onto Wesbrook Mall due to UBC Aquatic Centre construction work and bus loop reconstruction[11]
  • June 2016 - Select stops removed west of Granville Street to improve consistency with the 43 Joyce Station/UBC[12]
  • January 2020 - Service reduced to run during peak hours only as part of RapidBus program roll-out changes[13]
  • April 2020 - Service suspended as part of cost saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic[14]

References

  1. The Buzzer September 7, 1979 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  2. The Buzzer September 19, 1980 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  3. The Buzzer September 18, 1981 translink.ca, retrieved 26-04-2020
  4. The Buzzer August 24, 1990 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2020
  5. The Buzzer April 12, 1999 Issue, translink.ca, retreived 08-11-2014
  6. The Buzzer August 18, 2000 translink.ca, retrieved 23-04-2020
  7. BC Transit Route Frequency, bctransit.com, retrieved 17-09-2009
  8. The Buzzer June 22, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 19-01-2017
  9. Fall Service Changes begin September 6, 2010, translink.ca, retrieved 27-08-2010
  10. The Buzzer April 1, 2011 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 11-10-2014
  11. The Buzzer August 22, 2014 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 27-05-2020
  12. The Buzzer June 17, 2016 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 27-06-2016
  13. The Buzzer December 20, 2019 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 1-1-2020
  14. TransLink implements cost saving measures The Buzzer, retrieved 22-04-2020
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Terminals R2 Marine Dr Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca Loop99 B-Line Boundary LoopExpo LineR5 Hastings St Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway StationR4 41st Ave Dunbar LoopExpo LineR4 41st Ave Joyce StationKnight Street–Marine DriveR5 Hastings St Kootenay LoopExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationMarpole LoopExpo Line Nanaimo StationStanley Park LoopR4 41st Ave99 B-Line UBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St Waterfront Station
Burnaby &
New West
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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Richmond Canada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse StationSteveston Exchange
North Shore Capilano UniversitySeaBusR2 Marine Dr Lonsdale QuayR2 Marine Dr Park RoyalR2 Marine Dr Phibbs Exchange
Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
R3 Lougheed Hwy Haney PlaceTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Maple Meadows StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Pitt Meadows Station
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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NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
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