Coast Mountain Bus Company route R5 'Hastings St RapidBus'
|Launched||January 6, 2020|
|Number of Stops||16|
|Termini||Simon Fraser University|
|Operations||Burnaby Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||NFI DE60LFR *|
Nova Bus LFS **
R5 Burrard Station
R5 Kootenay Loop***
R5 Waterfront Station!
* On rare occasions in the event of a bus shortage
R5 Hastings St is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is an east-west RapidBus route connecting Simon Fraser University in Burnaby and Burrard Station in Vancouver, running primarily on Hastings Street. Service runs daily every 5–15 minutes. It is a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) route with service 15 minutes or better for 15 hours or more, seven days a week.
Eastbound trips depart Burrard Station heading north on Burrard Street, east on Hastings Street becoming Burnaby Mountain Parkway, north on Gaglardi Way, east on University Drive East, and south on East Campus Road to SFU Exchange.
Westbound trips depart SFU Exchange heading east on University High Street, south on Tower Road, west on South Campus Road, north on Gaglardi Way, west on University Drive West, south on Gaglardi Way, west on Burnaby Mountain Parkway becoming Hastings Street, south on Howe Street, west on W. Georgia Street, and north on Burrard Street to Burrard Station.
Select westbound and eastbound trips start at Boundary Road & Kitchener Street. Some eastbound trips terminate at Kootenay Loop.
On weekdays, some westbound trips starting from Boundary Road & Kitchener Street terminate at Waterfront Station, going via regular route and north on Seymour Street to Seymour & W. Hastings Street, where buses continue as a 44 UBC. A limited number of eastbound trips on weekdays terminating at Kootenay Loop start at Waterfront Station, coming off from a 44 Downtown. These trips depart from W. Cordova Street & Seymour Street heading west on W. Cordova, south on Howe Street, and east on W. Hastings Street, where it continues the regular routing to Kootenay Loop.
|R5 Hastings St Stops|
|Pick-up and drop-off service at all stops.|
Points of Interest
- Simon Fraser University
- SFU Exchange (Bay 2)
- SFU Transportation Centre (Bay 1 – Burrard Station) (Bay 2 – SFU)
- Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
- Kensington Park
- Pacific National Exhibition
- Hastings Park
- Hastings Community Park
- Kootenay Loop (Bay 7 – Burrard Station) (Bay 8 – SFU)
- Victoria Square
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Hotel Vancouver
- Simon Fraser University – Burnaby and Downtown Vancouver campuses
- Waterfront Station
- Burrard Station (Bay 6)
- January 2020 - Service introduced as part of the RapidBus program roll-out, replacing the 95 B-Line with no changes in routing
- June 2020 - Most Waterfront Station short-turn trips discontinued due to the suspension of the 44 UBC/Downtown but remained on schedules
- September 2020 - Discontinuation of all Waterfront Station short-turn trips
- September 2021 - Reintroduction of Waterfront Station short-turn trips following the return of 44 UBC/Downtown services. Introduction of additional eastbound weekday Kootenay Loop short-turn trips starting from Waterfront Station coming off the 44 Downtown
- January 2022 - COVID-19 service adjustment: AM peak hour service reduced from every 7–8 minutes to every 7–10 minutes. Early weekday afternoon service reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes. PM peak hour service adjusted from every 5–6 minutes to every 4–8 minutes. Saturday mid-morning to mid-afternoon service reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12–15 minutes and from every 8 minutes to every 10 minutes in the mid-to-late afternoon
- April 2022 - Service proposed to be upgraded to Bus Rapid Transit as part of the Transport 2050: 10 year Priorities plan
- January 2023 - Various daily service adjustments
- Early morning weekday westbound service reduced from every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes
- Westbound AM peak hour service adjusted from every 3–6 minutes to every 4–5 minutes
- Eastbound AM peak hour service adjusted from every 4–9 minutes to every 5–7 minutes
- Midday weekday service reduced from every 7–10 minutes to every 8–12 minutes
- Evening weekday westbound service reduced from every 5–9 minutes to every 6–12 minutes
- Evening eastbound service reduced from every 4–6 minutes to every 5–8 minutes
- Saturday early morning service reduced from every 10–12 minutes to every 12–15 minutes
- Saturday westbound midday to evening service reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes
- Saturday eastbound afternoon service reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes
- Saturday eastbound nighttime service increased from every 15 minutes to every 12–15 minutes
- Sunday/holiday mid-morning service reduced from every 10–12 minutes to every 15 minutes
- The Buzzer December 20, 2019 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 1-1-2020
- Discussion Guide for Consultation on: 2022 Investment Plan and Transport 2050 10-Year Priorities translink.ca, retrieved 25-04-2022