Coast Mountain Bus Company route C38 'Coquitlam Station / River Springs / Prairie / Poco'

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C38 Coquitlam Station/River Springs/
Prairie/Poco Station

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Service Area Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam
Termini Coquitlam Station
Victoria Drive at Cedar Drive*
900 Block on Victoria Drive**
Port Coquitlam Station
Operations Port Coquitlam Transit Centre
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Branches C38 Coquitlam Station
        via Poco Station*
C38 Coquitlam Station***
C38 River Springs*
C38 Prairie**
C38 Poco Station***

* Clockwise trips
** Counterclockwise trips
*** Sunday/holiday clockwise trips

C38 Coquitlam Station/River Springs/Prarie/Port Coquitlam Station TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png was a Community Shuttle route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Route Details

This was an east-west circular route connecting Coquitlam Station and Port Coquitlam Station. Service ran daily every 30 minutes, increasing to every 15 minutes or better during peak hours. This route was divided into a clockwise and counterclockwise portion.

Counterclockwise trips departed Coquitlam Station as C38 Prairie heading south on Lougheed Highway, east on Dewdney Trunk Road, south on Westwood Street, east on Kingsway Avenue, south on Maple Street, east on McAllister Avenue, south on Mary Hill Road, and east on Wilson Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station. Continuing from Port Coquitlam Station, trips went west on Wilson Avenue, north on Shaughnessy Street, east on Prairie Avenue, north on Cedar Drive becoming Victoria Drive heading west to Victoria & Cedar. Continuing from Victoria & Cedar, trips departed as C38 Poco Station heading west on Victoria, south on Coast Meridian Road, west on Greenmount Avenue, north on Wellington Street, west on Mason Avenue, north on Oxford Street, west on David Avenue, south on Shaughnessy Street and east on Wilson Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station.

All counterclockwise trips started at Port Coquitlam Station, omitting the portion between Coquitlam Station and Port Coquitlam Station, except during peak hours and early weekday evenings, select evening Saturday trips, and all Sunday/holiday trips except for late-evening trips.

Clockwise trips departed from Port Coquitlam Station as C38 River Springs heading west on Wilson Avenue, north on Shaughnessy Street, east on David Avenue, south on Oxford Street, east on Mason Avenue, south on Wellington Street, east on Greenmont Avenue, north on Coast Meridian Road, and east on Victoria Drive to the 900 Block on Victoria Drive. Continuing from the 900 Block on Victoria Drive, trips departed as C38 Coquitlam Station via Poco Station heading east on Victoria, south on Cedar Drive, west on Prairie Avenue, south on Shaughnessy Street, and east on Wilson Avenue to Port Coquitlam Station. Continuing from Port Coquitlam Station, trips went west on Wilson Avenue, north on Mary Hill Road, west on McAllister Avenue, north on Maple Street, west on Kingsway Avenue, north on Westwood Street, west on Dewdney Trunk Road, north on Mariner Way, east on Barnet Highway, and south on Lougheed Highway to Coquitlam Station.

All clockwise trips started at Port Coquitlam Station, except midday weekday trips and most Saturday trips, which started at Coquitlam Station and travelled the same routing as counterclockwise trips. There was no C38 River Springs service on Sundays/holidays and trips only operated the return portion from Port Coquitlam Station to Coquitlam Station.

Points of Interest

History

  • September 2003 - Service introduced during Community Shuttle service rollout in the Tri-Cities, replacing portions of the 162 Coast Meridian/River Springs/Port Coquitlam Centre/Port Coquitlam Station, 163 Prairie/Port Coquitlam Centre/Port Coquitlam Station, and 164 River Springs/Coast Meridian/Coquitlam Station
  • December 2005 - C38 River Springs/Coquitlam Station Express introduced to ease overcrowding on the route during peak hours[1]
  • December 2007 - Express service between River Springs and Coquitlam Station discontinued due to low ridership and peak hour frequency increased to every 15 minutes[2]
  • December 2008 - Service along Mary Hill Road and McAllister Avenue discontinued. Service revised to route along Shaughnessy and Wilson Avenue exclusively when nearing Port Coquitlam Station
  • December 2013 - Service north of Lougheed/Barnet Highway in Coquitlam eliminated to provide more direct access to Coquitlam Station and eliminate crossings of railway tracks and highways. Service discontinued on Johnson, Glen, Pinetree, Lincoln, and Westwood north on Lougheed Highway.
  • September 2014 - Service along Kingsway Avenue to Dewdney Trunk Road discontinued
  • December 2016 - Service discontinued and replaced by the 173 Cedar/Coquitlam Central Station and 174 Rocklin/Coquitlam Central Station to simplify the service

C38 Express

From December 2005 to December 2007, there was an express component running during peak hours that supplemented the regular service to reduce overcrowding. Trips ran every 30 minutes. The last PM trip ran 50 minutes after the second-last trip. This service was discontinued due to low ridership.

During the AM peak, C38 Coquitlam Station Express trips started from Coast Meridian Road & Prarie Avenue heading south on Coast Meridian Road, west on Greenmount Avenue, north on Wellington Street, west on Mason Avenue, north on Oxford Street, west on David Avenue, south on Shaughnessy Street, and west on Lougheed Highway to Coquitlam Station. Service ran as a local service with pick-up and drop-off service at all stops until Shaughnessy & Fraser, where it operated non-stop to Coquitlam Station.

During the PM peak, C38 River Springs Express trips started from Coquitlam Station heading west on access road, north on Mariner Way, east on Barnet Highway becoming Lougheed Highway, north on Shaughnessy Street, and east on Prairie Avenue to Prairie & Coast Meridian Road. Continuing from Coast Meridian, trips went south on Coast Meridian Road, west on Greenmount Avenue, north on Wellington Street, west on Mason Avenue, north on Oxford Street, west on David Avenue, and south on Shaughnessy Street to Shaughnessy & Fraser. Service ran as an express between Coquitlam Station and Coast Meridian & Prairie, where it operated as a local service with pick-up and drop-off service at all stops until Shaughnessy & Fraser.

References

  1. The Buzzer November 25, 2005 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 25-02-2021
  2. The Buzzer December 14, 2007 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 11-05-2020
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