Coast Mountain Bus Company route 502 'Langley Centre / Surrey Central Station'

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502 Langley Centre/Surrey Central Station
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New Flyer D40LFR – 7490 operating on route 502 along 102nd Avenue.
Service Area Langley
Surrey
Termini Langley Centre
Surrey Central Station
Operations Surrey Transit Centre
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Branches 502 Langley Centre
502 Surrey Central Station

502 Langley Centre/Surrey Central 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 an east-west route connecting Langley Centre and Surrey Central Station running primarily on Fraser Highway. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service every 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more of the day, seven days a week.

Eastbound trips depart Surrey Central Station heading south on City Parkway, west on 102nd Avenue, south on University Drive, east on Old Yale Road becoming 100th Avenue, south on Whalley Boulevard, east on Fraser Highway, north on 203rd Street, and east on Logan Avenue to Langley Centre.

Westbound trips depart Langley Centre heading east on Logan Avenue, south on Glover Road, west on Fraser Highway, north on King George Boulevard, west on 104th Avenue, and south on City Parkway to Surrey Central Station.

Points of Interest

  • Expo LineR1 King George Blvd Surrey Central Station (Bay 12)
  • North Surrey Recreation Centre
  • Central City Shopping Centre
  • Surrey Public Library City Centre Branch
  • Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus
  • Expo LineR1 King George Blvd King George Station (Bay 2 – Surrey Central Station) (Bay 3 – Langley Centre)
  • Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
  • Evergreen Mall
  • Clayton Crossing Shopping Centre
  • Willowbrook Mall
  • Langley College
  • Langley Centre (Bay 3)
  • Cascades Casino
  • Langley Mall (Westbound Only)
  • Langley City Hall (Westbound Only)
  • Langley Centennial Library (Westbound Only)

History

  • July 1988 - Service introduced as 502 Fernridge/Brookswood/Langley Centre. Service ran every 30 minutes during peak hours and every hour during off-peak hours on the Brookswood branch. Fernridge service ran every two hours Monday–Saturday with no evening service. During peak hours, trips extended from Langley Centre to New Westminster Station[1]
  • March 1990 - Peak hour trips revised to terminate at Scott Road Station instead of New Westminster Station[2]
  • March 1994 - PM peak hour trips revised to go via Surrey Central Station following the completion of the SkyTrain extension to King George[3]
  • April 1994 - Service revised to operate as 502 Fernridge/Brookswood/Surrey Central Station as the terminus is moved from Scott Road Station to Surrey Central Station
  • September 1996 - Orion II models introduced to route under BC Transit's short-lived CUB (CommUnity Bus) program[4]
  • September 1997 - Morning service revised to terminate at King George Station instead of Surrey Central[5]
  • October 2001 - Midday and Saturday service reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes due to low ridership and funding shortfall. Evening service daily after 8:00 p.m. also discontinued[6]
  • December 2002 - Langley Community Shuttle service roll-out: Service revised to run as 502 Aldergrove/Brookswood/Langley Centre/Surrey Central Station. Route restructured with Aldergrove service introduced, replacing the 506 Aldergrove/Langley Centre and the 511 Aldergrove/Langley Centre to provide more direct service and frequency to Aldergrove via Fraser Highway.[7] Limited service via Salmon River introduced, replacing the limited 511 trips via Salmon River. Limited service to Fernridge discontinued and significant portions of that service replaced by the C63 Langley Centre/Fernridge. All trips revised to go via Fraser Highway between 200th Street and 196A Street; service to Willowbrook Mall discontinued
  • April 2003 - Route became bike rack equipped[8]
  • June 2007 - Route joined the Frequent Transit Network (FTN)[9]
  • September 2007 - BC Transit route 21 Aldergrove Connector begins operation, connecting with the 502 at its Aldergrove terminus[10]
  • April 2009 - Service to Aldergrove improved to half-hourly on all days[11]
  • January 25–March 5, 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Olympic service: Eastbound trips rerouted near Surrey Central via 102 Avenue to King George Boulevard instead of 102, 134A, Old Yale Road due to the Surrey Celebration Site[12]
  • June 2014 - Service revised to terminate at Langley Centre and operate as 502 Langley Centre/Brookswood/Surrey Central Station. Limited peak hour trips continued to extend to/from Brookswood. Service to Aldergrove replaced by the 503. Limited service via Salmon River (via 240th Street, 56th Avenue, and 248th Street) discontinued[13]
  • September 2016 - Brookswood trips discontinued and service revised to operate as 502 Langley Centre/Surrey Central Station. Service between Langley Centre and Brookswood continued to be maintained by the C63 service and a reroute of the 531 on two early morning trips. 590 Langley Centre trips in the early morning also maintained temporary coverage until December 2016[14]
  • April 2017 - Service extended to 2am Monday–Saturday.[15] Westbound trips re-routed from City Parkway to University Boulevard into Surrey Central Station
  • April 2019 - Routing revised to return to City Parkway instead of University Boulevard at Surrey Central Station
  • September 2019 - 503 Fraser Highway Express service adjustment: Due to the cancellation of the Fraser Highway B-Line, service frequency and resources were shifted to an improved and more frequent 503 service, allowing the passenger demand to shift towards the 503[16]

References

  1. The Buzzer March 11, 1988 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 08-03-2017
  2. The Buzzer March 9, 1990 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 27-04-2020
  3. The Buzzer March 11, 1994 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 17-03-2021
  4. The Buzzer September 6, 1996 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
  5. The Buzzer August 22, 1997 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 03-05-2020
  6. Service Cuts for October 15, 2001 listed by Route Number translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 01-03-2021
  7. The Buzzer December 23, 2002 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 18-01-2010
  8. The Buzzer April 18, 2003 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
  9. The Buzzer June 22, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 19-01-2017
  10. New ValleyMAX Aldergrove - Abbotsford bus route starts Sept 4, translink.ca, retrieved 18-01-2010
  11. The Buzzer April 10, 2009 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 24-05-2017
  12. February Bus Re-Routes And Additional Olympic Transit Services translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 22-03-2021
  13. The Buzzer June 13, 2014, translink.ca, retrieved 27-06-2014
  14. The Buzzer August 19, 2016 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12/09/2016
  15. The Buzzer April 21, 2017 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 24/05/2017
  16. The Buzzer August 23, 2019 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 09-01-2019
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