Coast Mountain Bus Company route 492 'Two Road / Burrard Station'
|Termini||Chatham Street at 2nd Avenue|
Nelson Street at Hornby Street*
|Operations||Richmond Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||NFI C40LF **|
NFI D40 **
NFI D40LF **
|Branches||492 Two Road|
492 Burrard Station
* PM trips started from Beatty Street & Robson Street
492 Two Road/Burrard Station was a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This was a north-south express route connecting Steveston in Richmond and Downtown Vancouver via Richmond Centre running primarily on No. 2 Road and Oak Street. Service ran during peak hours only every 20–30 minutes. Morning service ran towards Downtown Vancouver and afternoon service ran towards Richmond. In Richmond, this route supplemented the 402 Richmond Centre/Two Road. Together with the 488 Garden City/Burrard Station, there was a combined 10–15 minute service between No. 3 Road & Granville Avenue and Downtown Vancouver, providing an alternative express service to the 98 B-Line and other Granville Street express buses.
Northbound trips departed Chatham Street & 2nd Avenue heading east on Chatham, south on No. 1 Road, east on Moncton Street, north on No. 2 Road, east on Blundell Road, north on No. 3 Road, and east on Cook Road to Richmond Centre. Continuing from Richmond Centre, trips went east on Cook, north on Garden City Road, east on Sea Island Way, merging onto Highway 99 and across the Oak Street Bridge, then continued north on Oak Street, west on W. Broadway, north on Granville Street and across the Granville Street Bridge, then took the Seymour Street exit heading north on Seymour, east on Nelson Street, north on Beatty Street, west on W. Pender Street, and south on Burrard Street to Burrard Station. Continuing from Burrard Station, trips went south on Burrard and east on Nelson Street to Nelson & Hornby Street.
Southbound trips departed from Beatty Street & Robson Street heading north on Beatty, west on W. Pender Street, and south on Burrard Street to Burrard Station. Continuing from Burrard Station, trips went south on Burrard, east on Nelson Street, south on Howe Street merging onto Granville Street and across the Granville Street Bridge, taking the Fir Street exit then went south on Fir, east on W. Broadway, south on Oak Street and across the Oak Street Bridge becoming Highway 99 and then the Sea Island Way exit heading west on Sea Island, south on Garden City Road, and west on Cook Road to Richmond Centre. Continuing from Richmond Centre, trips went west on Cook, south on No. 3 Road, west on Blundell Road, south on No. 2 Road, west on Moncton Street, north on No. 1 Road, and west on Chatham Street to Chatham & 2nd Avenue.
The last southbound trip went via an alternate routing in Steveston and goes via regular route to Moncton Street & No. 1 Road, then went north on No. 1 Road, west on Steveston Highway, south on 4th Avenue, and east on Chatham Street to Chatham & 2nd Avenue.
|492 Stopping Procedures|
|Pick-up and drop-off service at all local stops in Richmond. Pick-up only at all designated stops in Vancouver on southbound trips and drop-off only at all designated stops in Vancouver on northbound trips.|
Points of Interest
- Brighouse Park
- Richmond City Hall
- Richmond Centre (Bay 2A – Burrard Station) (Bay 4 – Two Road)
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Sexsmith Park & Ride
- Burrard Station
- Stadium–Chinatown Station
- April 2002 - Service introduced running every 20–30 minutes. Together with the 488, the two routes provided alternative service between Richmond and Downtown Vancouver and addressed complaints regarding the discontinuation of a one-seat-ride from parts of Richmond that had local routes extend to Vancouver prior to the introduction of the 98 B-Line. Introduction of the service also resulted in the discontinuation of the peak-hour shuttle service running between Sexsmith Park & Ride and the Capstan Way 98 B-Line station
- September 2006 - PM starting point revised from Nelson Street & Beatty Street to Beatty & Robson
- December 2006 - Routing in both directions revised to use Granville Street Bridge instead of Cambie Street Bridge due to Canada Line construction. Trips used Broadway between Granville and Oak Street instead of between Cambie and Oak
- September 2009 - Service discontinued following the completion of the Canada Line
- Important changes in Richmond Transit Service, translink.ca, retrieved 25-09-09