Coast Mountain Bus Company route 49 'Metrotown Stn / UBC'

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49 Metrotown Station/UBC
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New Flyer XDE60 – 12017 operating on route 49 Metrotown Station at UBC.
Service Area Burnaby
Vancouver
University Endowment Lands
Termini Metrotown Station
University of British Columbia
Operations Richmond Transit Centre
Hamilton Transit Centre (one trip only)
Vehicles NFI XDE60 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
NFI XD40 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png (rare occasions)
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Branches 49 Metrotown Station
49 UBC
49 Dunbar Loop (select evening trips)
49 To Granville (select late night trips)
49 Langara–49th Avenue Station (one trip)

49 Metrotown Station/UBC TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

The east-west route runs from Metrotown Centre to UBC Exchange during peak periods only servicing the neighbourhoods of Killarney, Oakridge, Kerrisdale and Dunbar. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route providing service 15 minutes or better, 15 hours or more of the day, seven days a week

Beginning on Central Boulevard, the route turns onto Willingdon Avenue and continues to Imperial Avenue. The route continues down 49th Avenue and makes a northbound turn onto Dunbar Street and down 41st Avenue to Southwest Marine Drive. The route terminates at UBC Exchange by following 16th Avenue until Wesbrook Mall.

On weekdays during the morning peak, one westbound trip runs as 49 Langara–49th Avenue Station and starts from E. 49th Avenue & Tyne Street to W. 49th Avenue & Cambie Street with no changes in routing.

Points of Interest

  • Expo Line Metrotown Station (Bay 11)
  • Burnaby Public Library
  • Oceanview Cemetary
  • Central Park and Swanguard Stadium
  • Killarney Secondary School
  • David Thompson Secondary School
  • Langara College
  • Canada Line Langara–49th Avenue Station (Bay 2 – UBC) (Bay 3 – Metrotown Station)
  • Magee Secondary School
  • Dunbar Loop
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park
  • UBC Hospital
  • 99 B-Line UBC Exchange (Bay 6)

History

  • March 1975 - Route introduced as 49 Forty-ninth. Frequency was every 15 minutes. [1]
  • March 1986 - Service rerouted to service Metrotown Station with new service along Imperial, Willingdon and Central Boulevard to Metrotown Station[2]
  • September 1986 - Service rerouted via Imperial, McKay, Maywood, Willingdon, Central Boulevard to Metrotown Station[3]
  • September 1990 - Accessible service introduced for select trips[4]
  • September 2000 - Operations transferred to Oakridge Transit Centre (OTC) from Burnaby Transit Centre (BTC)
  • December 2005 - Re-route in Metrotown area, new route via: Willingdon Ave. and Imperial St. instead of Willingdon Ave, Maywood St, McKay Ave then Imperial Street. The portion of Maywood St, McKay Ave was replaced by Community Shuttle services
  • September 2007 - Weekday operations transferred to Richmond Transit Centre (RTC)
  • June 2008 - Route added to Frequent Transit Network (FTN)[5]
  • September 2010 - Articulated bus service introduced for select peak hour trips in part due to overcrowding issues[6]
  • April 2015 - All mid-day weekday trips extended to run full length to UBC [7]
  • June 2016 - Service to Champlain Heights discontinued [8]
  • September 2016 - Route completely transferred to Vancouver Transit Centre (VTC) along with 28 New Flyer Industries XDE60 buses, providing exclusive service of articulated buses on the route. All weekend and holiday service extended to UBC with a 12.5 minute frequency.[9]
  • September 2017 - Route operations moved back to Richmond Transit Centre
  • September 2017 - Metrotown Station renovations: Metrotown Station terminus moved from Bay 3 inside the bus loop to Bay 11 along Central Boulevard

References

  1. The Buzzer March 14 1975 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 05-10-2014
  2. The Buzzer February 28, 1986 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 09-24-2015
  3. The Buzzer July 18, 1986 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 25-11-2017
  4. The Buzzer August 20, 1990 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
  5. TransLink focuses on busy routes, options, in quarterly adjustment, translink.bc.ca, retrieved 24-09-2009
  6. The Buzzer August 27, 2010 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 28-12-2017
  7. The Buzzer April 3, 2015 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 17-09-2018
  8. The Buzzer June 17, 2016 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 27-06-2016
  9. The Buzzer August 19, 2016 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12/09/2016
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Closed Transit Centres North VancouverOakridge
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Former Contractors Bonny's Taxi Ltd.Bowen Island Community TransitDW Services Ltd.Metro Shuttle Service Ltd.
Current Fleet 2101–2199, 2201–2289 2501–2540 2541–2574 3309–3358 7247–7297 7301–7374 7375–7399, 7401–7429 7430–7446 7447–7499, 7501–7504 8001–8021 8022–8047 8048–8099, 8101 8102–8117 8118–8156 9201–9276 9277–9285 9401–9499, 9501–9542 9543–9581, 9583–9590 9605–9699, 9701–9725 9726–9791 9797–9799 12001–12025 14001–14045 15001–15021 16001–16051 16101–16130, 16133, 16137 16201–16226 18001–18063 18101–18206 18301–18404 18451–18473 19001-19047
Community Shuttle Fleet S1301–S1320 S1322–S1325 S501–S544 16501–16562 17506–17569 18510–18527
Retired Fleet 2701–2947 3001–3021 3101–3210 3211–3257 3258–3282 3283–3299, 3301–3308 4101–4115 4116–4143 4144–4192 4193–4278 5501–5508 5509–5521 7101–7150 7151–7197, 7199–7243 7244–7246 7298
Retired Community Shuttle Fleet S001 S002 (1st) S002 (2nd) S003–S004 S006–S012 S013–S017 S018–S056 S057–S059 S060–S061 S062–S102 S200–S236 S237–S257 S258–S301 S302–S356 S357–S380 S381 S382–S393 S410–S434 S435–S464 S465–S471 S1321
Paint Schemes BC Transit paint scheme Original B-Line paint scheme New B-Line paint scheme Clean Air Bus paint scheme ExpressBus paint scheme Ghost paint scheme RapidBus paint scheme Sweep paint scheme New Sweep-R paint scheme Sweep-R Without Charcoal Suburban paint scheme Suburban grey paint scheme
SeaBus SeaBus
Current Fleet Burrard BeaverBurrard Pacific BreezeBurrard Otter II
Retired Fleet Burrard Otter
Terminals Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca Loop99 B-Line Boundary LoopExpo Line95 B-Line Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway StationDunbar LoopExpo Line Joyce StationExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationExpo Line Nanaimo StationKnight Street–Marine Drive95 B-Line Kootenay LoopMarpole LoopStanley Park Loop99 B-Line UBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line 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 Station95 B-Line SFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
Tri-Cities Millennium Line Burquitlam StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam Central StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody Centre StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Port Coquitlam Station
Richmond Canada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse Station
North Shore Capilano UniversitySeaBus Lonsdale QuayPark RoyalPhibbs Exchange
Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
Haney PlaceTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Maple Meadows StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Pitt Meadows Station
South of Fraser Carvolth Exchange96 B-Line Guildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreMatthews Exchange96 B-Line Newton ExchangeExpo Line Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo Line96 B-Line Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam StationEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMeadow 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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B-Line B-Line 95 B-Line 96 B-Line 99 B-Line
Community Shuttle 23 42 68 70 103 105 109 131 132 146 147 148 157 170 171 172 173 174 175 179 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 189 215 227 251 252 256 262 280 281 282 310 322 360 361 362 363 370 371 372 373 412 413 414 416 560 561 562 563 564 609 614 616 617 618 619 719 722 733 741 743 744 745 746 748 749
NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 804 807 828 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
Discontinued/ Renumbered 1 23 35 42 51 97 98 102 103 108 114 115 131 133 135 137 139 142 147 148 149 150 154 158 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 177 178 179 189 190 197 222 226 259 290 292 310 317 318 322 328 330 332 353 355 356 357 358 390 411 420 421 424 425 488 490 491 492 496 506 507 511 590 705 709 712 721 722 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C15 C18 C19 C20 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 C29 C30 C31 C35 C36 C37 C38 C40 C41 C43 C44 C45 C46 C47 C48 C49 C50 C51 C52 C53 C60 C61 C62 C63 C64 C70 C71 C73 C74 C75 C76 C84 C86 C87 C88 C89 C90 C92 C93 C94 C95 C96 C98 C99 N6 N16
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