Transportation and Transit Plan 13 – Newton to White Rock B-Line

When the Surrey LRT is completed, the #96 B-Line from Surrey Central to Newton Exchange will no longer be necessary, but modifying the B-Line to run all the way to White Rock from Newton would make perfect sense.

Newton to White Rock B-Line

newton to white rock bline map

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Transportation and Transit Plan 12 – Coquitlam Centre to Maple Ridge

With the Evergreen Line coming into service in the Fall of 2016, the TriCities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam are going to enter a new era of transportation choice. However, communities just a little further east will need to be connected to the new SkyTrain ending in Coquitlam Town Centre. Enter yet another B-Line

There are more B-Line buses slated to start service between 2020 and 2025.

Coquitlam Centre to Langley (via Ridge Meadows) B-Line

Coquitlam to Langley Bline Map

This will be another monster B-Line when it comes online after 5-10 years of a Yes vote on the impending Transportation and Transit Plebiscite. It covers up to 6 municipalities depending on the exact alignment of the route.

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Transporation and Transit Plan 11 – Lynn Valley to Downtown Vancouver

The B-Lines just keep on coming. Here’s the 8th of 11 planned B-Lines that are planned for the region

Lynn Valley to Downtown Vancouver B-Line

lynn valley to downtown bline map

This is the third of three planned B-Line express buses for the North Shore. The first is the Phibbs Exchange-Dundarave route and the second is the Capilano University-Metrotown. The third is this Lynn Valley to Downtown route. Continue reading “Transporation and Transit Plan 11 – Lynn Valley to Downtown Vancouver”

Transportation and Transit Plan 10 – Metrotown to Cap U B-Line

This week, I’ve been going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

There are more B-Line buses slated to start service between 2020 and 2025.

Metrotown to Capilano University B-Line

metrotown to capu bline map

This B-Line bus will run mostly along Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. Currently, this route is serviced by the #130 bus that runs 9 buses every hour between Metrotown and Brentwood – the busiest section of this route. The buses alternate between ending the runs at Hastings and Willingdon or at Kootenay Loop in East Vancouver. In the morning and afternoon rush hours, a few of the buses go to North Vancouver and end at Phibbs Exchange or Capilano University. The #130 is also a milk run that stops at every single bus stop along the way.

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Transportation and Transit Plan 9 – Patullo Bridge Replacement

This week, I’m going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

Patullo Bridge Replacement

From background to foreground – SkyBridge, Patullo Bridge, and the swinging New Westminster Railroad Bridge

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Transportation and Transit Plan 8 – Surrey LRT

This week, I’m going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

Surrey LRT

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Transportation and Transit Plan 7 – Third SeaBus

Here’s the first of the projects in my list that is not a B-Line. It’s an improved SeaBus service. This is project #7 my look at the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it.

SeaBus – increased frequency and a third ship

photo by Riley Huntley

The SeaBus is one of the most popular and iconic routes in the TransLink system. The SeaBus is a popular experience for tourists who want a different view of Downtown Vancouver by traversing to North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay. Lonsdale Quay is growing with some new condos in the area. The market at the Quay is also a popular draw for locals and tourists alike. The Quay is definitely a major transport hub with many major North Shore buses connecting the SeaBus to other places on the North Shore.

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Transportation and Transit Plan 6 – 41st Avenue B-Line

Project #6 is another university bound B-Line in the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it.

41st Avenue B-Line (Joyce Station to University of British Columbia)

41st ave bline map

This route is of personal importance to me. I took a bus out to UBC during my uni days and endured many 1-hour bus rides along 41st Avenue. The 41st Avenue B-Line would be another express bus upgrade. This route is currently served by both #41 and #43 buses. The #43 is the current express bus that only runs during rush hour.  I would hope a new B-Line along 41st Avenue would bring all-day, frequent, limited-stop service to 41st Avenue.
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Transportation and Transit Plan 5 – Hastings Street B-Line

This is project #5 in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it. And yes, it’s another B-Line.

Hastings Street B-Line (Downtown to Simon Fraser University)

hastings bline map

The Hastings B-Line would be an upgrade of the current 135 SFU/Burrard Station express bus. The 135 is already a fairly frequent bus with limited stop service. The B-Line version would require just a bit of tweaking and some additional buses to make it even more frequent. Perhaps more frequent service throughout more of day would be part of the upgrade. Continue reading “Transportation and Transit Plan 5 – Hastings Street B-Line”