Coast Mountain Bus Company route 99 'Commercial - Broadway Station / UBC (B-Line)'
|Launched||September 3, 1996|
|Number of Stops||13|
University Endowment Lands
University of British Columbia
|Operations||Burnaby Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||NFI DE60LFR |
Nova Bus LFS (during snowfall)
|Branches||99 Commercial–Broadway Station B-Line|
99 UBC B-Line
99 To Boundary B-Line (select trips only)
99 To Alma B-Line (early morning weekdays)
99 Commercial–Broadway Station/UBC (B-Line) is a bus rapid transit route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This route is the primary east-west route in Vancouver, providing connections between the University of British Columbia, the Canada Line at Broadway–City Hall Station, and the Expo Line at Commercial–Broadway Station.
This route operates from UBC Exchange along Wesbrook Mall, making a turn eastbound onto University Boulevard. Past Blanca Street, University Boulevard changes into 10th Avenue. Then, the 99 B-Line turns northbound onto Alma Street and eastbound onto Broadway, continuing to Commercial Drive (Commercial–Broadway Station), unloading directly outside the SkyTrain station entrance. The bus then turns right onto North Grandview Highway, terminating at its layover point.
99 B-Line stops
- UBC Exchange
- University Blvd. at Allison Rd.
- W. 10th Ave. at Sasamat St.
- Alma St. at W. 10th Ave. (Westbound only)
- W. Broadway at Alma St. (Eastbound only)
- W. Broadway at Macdonald St.
- W. Broadway at Arbutus St. (Introduced December 2009)
- W. Broadway at Granville St.
- W. Broadway at Willow St. (Westbound only)
- W. Broadway at Heather St. (Eastbound only)
- Broadway–City Hall Station
- E. Broadway at Main St.
- E. Broadway at Fraser St. (Introduced December 2009)
- E. Broadway at Clark Dr.
- Commercial–Broadway Station
The following stops were discontinued following the shortening of the route to Broadway Station in 2002. However, limited eastbound trips service the stops during peak hours. Trips that extend to Lougheed Highway and Boundary are signed as 99 B-Line To Boundary. Limited westbound trips begin at Boundary Loop.
- E. Broadway at Commercial Dr.
- E. Broadway at Nanaimo St.
- E. Broadway at Penticton St.
- E. Broadway at Renfrew St.
- E. Broadway at Rupert St.
- E. Broadway at Boundary Rd.
The following stops were discontinued in 2002 after the opening of the Millennium Line and shortening of the 99 B-Line.
- Brentwood Mall
- Lougheed Mall
Points of Interest
- Commercial–Broadway Station (Bay 2)
- Vancouver Community College
- Broadway–City Hall Station (Bay 1 – Commercial–Broadway Station) (Bay 4 – UBC)
- Vancouver General Hospital
- University Golf Club
- Jim Everett Memorial Park
- University of British Columbia
- War Memorial Gym
- UBC Aquatic Centre
- UBC Recreation
- AMS Student Nest
- UBC Exchange (Bay 4)
- September 1996 - Route introduced, travelling between UBC Exchange to Lougheed Mall Exchange. Some trips operated UBC Exchange to Broadway Station, with daytime service weekdays and Saturday only, and all buses were assigned from Port Coquitlam Transit Centre.
- April 1997 - Operation transferred to Burnaby Transit Centre
- September 1998 - Operation hours extended until midnight, but all evening and Sunday service terminated at Brentwood Mall (Halifax and Willingdon),
- September 1998 - New New Flyer D60LF buses introduced to replace New Flyer D60 and various standard 40-foot buses formerly servicing this route
- September 1998 - Eastern terminus moved to inside Lougheed Mall Exchange 
- September 1999 - All evening and Sunday trips extended to Lougheed Mall, with some peak hour trips operating along Winston Street and Government Street instead of Lougheed Highway
- 2000 - Diversion in Burnaby area due to Millennium Line construction. Eastbound to Lougheed Mall via Gilmore, Dawson, Beta, Lougheed, Sperling, Winston, Government, Austin to Lougheed Mall; westbound to UBC via Austin, Government, Winston, Sperling, Lougheed back to regular route on Willingdon, Halifax and Rosser to Lougheed
- September 2002 - Route shortened to Broadway Station with the start of the Millennium Line
- September 2003 - 99 Special non-stop service introduced operating between Broadway Station and UBC during peak hours only 
- January 2006 - 99 Special discontinued after VCC–Clark Station opened; replaced by 84 UBC/VCC–Clark Station 
- June 2007 - 99 B-Line became the first three-door boarding route 
- September 2009 - Eastern terminus Broadway Station renamed to Commercial–Broadway Station
- December 2009 - Two new stops added along route: Arbutus Street and Fraser Street
|Service Period||First Trip to Last Trip||Frequency|
|Weekday Westbound||5:47 AM - 1:52 AM||2-3 AM Peak, 4-5 PM Peak and Midday, 10 Evening, 12-30 Late evening|
|Weekday Eastbound||6:11 AM - 1:04 AM||2-3 PM Peak, 4-5 AM Peak and Midday, 8-10 Evening, 12-15 Late evening|
|Saturday Westbound||6:52 AM - 1:52 AM||8 Midday, 10 Morning, 12 Evening, 12-30 Late evening|
|Saturday Eastbound||7:30 AM - 1:03 AM||8 Midday, 12 Morning and Evening, 12-15 Late evening|
|Sunday Westbound||7:00 AM - 1:52 AM||8 Midday, 12 Morning and Evening, 12-30 Late evening|
|Sunday Eastbound||7:35 AM - 1:04 AM||10 Midday, 12-15 Late evening|
- The Buzzer August 21, 1998 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
- The Buzzer April 18, 2003 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 12-01-2017
- The Buzzer January 6, 2006 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 08-10-2014
- The Buzzer June 22, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 08-10-2014
- Bus service changes coming December 14: new 99 B-Line stops and more, buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2009