Coast Mountain Bus Company route 4 'Powell / Downtown / UBC'
University Endowment Lands
|Termini||Eton Street at N. Renfrew Street|
Downtown (Cambie Street at W. Hastings Street)
University of British Columbia
|Operations||Vancouver Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||NFI E40LFR |
Nova Bus LFS (occasionally)
Nova Bus LFS HEV (occasionally)
4 Downtown (evening trips)
4 To Blanca (early morning trips)
4 Powell/Downtown/UBC is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west route connecting eastern Vancouver with the University of British Columbia.
The route departs UBC Trolley Loop running along University Boulevard eastbound taking Blanca Street to 4th Avenue followed by Hemlock and 5th Avenue to access Granville Street, Granville Bridge and Downtown. The route exits Granville Bridge onto Granville Street followed by Cordova, Powell by Cordova Diversion, Dundas Street and then Nanaimo to McGill Street to terminate on Renfrew at Eton.
Westbound trips take Eton, Kaslo, McGill, Nanaimo and Dundas to Powell Street followed by Main Street, Pender until Granville, southbound along Granville and then onto the Granville Bridge out of Downtown. It exits Granville Bridge by West Cloverleaf, 5th Avenue and then Fir Street onto 4th Avenue.
On weekends, holidays, days preceding holidays and Friday nights after 9pm, the route runs along Seymour Street northbound and along Howe Street southbound due to the closing of Granville Street for pedestrian use only.
Early morning westbound trips departing Eton & N. Renfrew terminate at Blanca Loop and evening eastbound trips departing from UBC terminate at Cambie Street & W. Hastings Street.
Points of Interest
- UBC Exchange (Bay 10)
- University of British Columbia
- AMS Student Nest
- Pacific Spirit National Park
- University Golf Course
- Blanca Loop
- Jericho Beach Park
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Granville Station
- Vancouver City Centre Station
- Vancouver Police Centennial Museum
- Little Tokyo
- Oppenheimer Park
- Hastings Park
- March 1986 - Eastern terminus moved from Nanaimo at 22nd Avenue to Nanaimo SkyTrain Station 
- September 1988 - Service extended to terminate at UBC Exchange
- December 1996 - Evening service to Downtown revised to loop via Granville, Cordova, Cambie and then Pender to UBC; service to Powell required transfer to 4 Upper Lynn Valley 
- April 1997 - Downtown terminus revised to Pender at Homer Street
- April 2006 - Service rerouted due to construction of the Canada Line; service to travel along Seymour northbound and Howe southbound instead of Granville Street
- December 2007 - Service becomes accessible and bike rack equipped with New Flyer Industries E40LFR low-floor trolleys
- September 2010 - Service revised to operate along Granville Street
- April 2011 - Trips running as 4 Upper Lynn Valley discontinued in favour of new route 209 Upper Lynn Valley/Vancouver to reduce rider confusion
- April 2013 - Route split in half due to Powell St construction. 4 UBC/Downtown service operated by trolley buses looping via Cordova, Cambie and Pender. 4 Powell/Downtown service operated by diesels looping via Hastings, Granville, Cordova.
- June 2013 - Construction results in east end 4 Powell temporarily moving to Hastings between Main and Clark.
- September 2013 - 4 Powell shuttle revised to maintain coverage on Cordova/Powell St, eastbound buses use Cordova to Heatley, then switch to Hastings. Westbound buses leave Hastings at Heatley, use Powell to Main, then return to Hastings to travel to Granville.
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