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Coquitlam Central Station

Coquitlam Central
West Coast Express station
Location 2920 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Coordinates
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At grade and elevated
Parking 614 spaces
Bicycle facilities lockers
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1995
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
West Coast Express
toward Mission City
toward VCC–Clark
Evergreen Line
(Planned)

Coquitlam Central Station is a station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station is located on the north side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Coquitlam, just west of the Lougheed Highway rail overpass, near the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The adjacent bus loop opened in the early 1990s, while the train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 614 parking spaces are available on site. All services are operated by TransLink.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • Bus routes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The area around Coquitlam Centre Mall has been an important focal point for bus services since the 1970s. Prior to the early 1990s, buses converged along Pinetree Way north of the intersection of Lougheed and Barnet Highway. In the early 1990s, a bus exchange was built on the southwest corner of the intersection, in roughly the same location as the current exchange, which was built during or after construction of the adjacent West Coast Express station.

Services

Coquitlam Station is served by five West Coast Express trains per day in each direction: five in the morning to Vancouver, and five in the evening to Mission. In addition, there are two buses (called the "TrainBus") operating from Mission to Vancouver in the morning (after all trains) and three in the evening returning to Mission in the evening (again, after all trains), stopping at all West Coast Express stations. On the weekend with no rail service there are three inbound a.m. buses and three outbound p.m. ones; with two each way on Sundays. The station is adjacent to a major bus exchange and park-and-ride facility, which is served by 97 B-Line buses to Lougheed Town Centre Station and by local and express buses Community Shuttle minibuses.

In addition, the Evergreen Line will extend the SkyTrain network northeast from Lougheed Town Centre Station, integrating with Coquitlam Station along the way. Construction is expected to begin near summer 2012, with Evergreen Line operation in summer 2016.

Bus routes

Bus bay assignments:[1]

Bay Route Destination
1 143 Simon Fraser University
150 White Pine Beach Special
May to September only
C26 Buntzen Lake Special
July to September only
2 97 B-Line Lougheed Station
3 188 Port Coquitlam Station
C38 Prairie
Victoria at Rocklin
4 C27 Port Moody Station
via Heritage Woods
C29 Parkway Boulevard
via Plateau Boulevard
5 C30 Lafarge Park
Harwood at Gabriola
6 701 Haney Place
Maple Ridge East
Dewdney Trunk at 248th
N9 Downtown
Howe at Dunsmuir
7 160 Port Coquitlam Station
8 178 Port Moody Station
C28 Port Moody Station
via Noon's Creek
9 151 Lougheed Station
via Coquitlam Rec Centre
10 152 Lougheed Station
via Mariner
via Chilko (peak only)
11 169 Braid Station
12 160 Vancouver
Burrard Station
190 Vancouver
Burrard Station (morning peak hours only)
13 WCE Waterfront
Mission City

References

  1. ^ "Coquitlam Station" (PDF). TransLink. April 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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