Coast Mountain Bus Company route C38 'Coquitlam Station / River Springs / Prairie / Poco'
Port Coquitlam Station
|Operations||Port Coquitlam Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||ElDorado National Aero Elite |
ElDorado National Aerotech
|Branches||C38 Coquitlam Station|
C38 Coquitlam Station via Poco Station
C38 River Springs
C38 Prairie via Poco Station
C38 Coquitlam Station/River Springs/Prarie/Port Coquitlam Station was a Community Shuttle route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, BC Canada.
This was an east-west shuttle route running between the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Service was available every half hour, seven days a week, with peak hour service improved to every 15 minutes.
Trips departed Port Coquitlam Station signed as C38 River Springs routing from Wilson Avenue onto Shaughnessy Street and headed northbound until turning onto David Avenue, Oxford Street, Mason Avenue, southbound along Wellington Street, Greenmount Avenue, Coast Meridian Road and then Victoria Drive eastbound. From Victoria the route continued south along Cedar Drive, Prarie Avenue westbound back to Shaughnessy southbound and then Wilson to Port Coquitlam Station. The route left Port Coquitlam Station as C38 Coquitlam Station travelling along Mary Hill, McAllister to Maple and then onto Westwood Street northbound, Dewdney Trunk Road, Mariner Way and then access road into Coquitlam Station.
Service departing Coquitlam Station was signed as C38 Prarie and routed from Coquitlam Stn via Lougheed Highway, Dewdney Trunk Rd, Westwood, Kingsway to Wilson and then Port Coquitlam Station. Trips continued from Port Coquitlam Station by Wilson onto Shaughnessy, Prarie, Cedar Drive and then Victoria until Rocklin Street. Service from Victoria at Rocklin was signed as C38 Port Coquitlam Station and routed via Vctoria Drive, Coast Meridian Road, Greenmount, Wellington, Mason, Oxford, David, Shaughnessy and then Wilson Avenue.
Early morning, late evening and select afternoon trips eastbound routed from Port Coquitlam Station instead of Coquitlam Station.
Late evening Saturday and all Sunday and holiday service heading westbound routed from Port Coquitlam Station to Coquitlam Station only with no service to Victoria at Rocklin.
Points of Interest
- West Coast Express
- Port Coquitlam Station (Bay 1 - Coquitlam Station) (Bay 3 - River Springs/Prarie)
- Port Coquitlam Transit Centre
- Rowland Park
- Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre
- Terry Fox Public Library
- Port Coquitlam Centre (Bay 1 - Port Coquitlam Station) (Bay 2 - Prarie/Riverside)
- Port Coquitlam City Hall
- Coquitlam River Park
- Greenmount Park
- Cedar Drive Park
- Coquitlam Station (Bay 3)
- September 2003 - Service introduced during Community Shuttle service rollout in the Tri-Cities. Replaced portions of the discontinued 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 Express/Coquitlam Station Express introduced to ease overcrowding on the route
- December 2007 - Express service between Port Coquitlam Station and Coquitlam Station discontinued due to low ridership
- December 2008 - Service along Mary Hill Road and McAllister Avenue discontinued; service 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
- September 2014 - Service along Kingsway to Dewdney Trunk discontinued
- December 2016 - Route splits into two with the 173 Cedar/Coquitlam Central Station and 174 Rocklin/Coquitlam Central Station.
- The Buzzer December 14, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2010
- TransLink expands Community Shuttle program in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, translink.ca, retrieved 24-04-2010
- The Buzzer December 5, 2008 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2010
- The Buzzer Blog December 9, 2016, translink.ca retrieved 09-12-2016