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Ge ready for shorter travel times, shorter wait times, and less crowding! There are three new RapidBus routes launching in Metro Vancouver in January 2020, as part of Phase One of the Mayors' Council 10-Year Vision.
The Lougheed RapidBus will bring rapid bus service to this important corridor for the first time, connecting the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam with fast and reliable bus service that rivals the speed of SkyTrain.
It will connect people to Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station with the flexibility and convenience of all-day service that runs every 10 minutes at peak times. Of the three RapidBus linesTransLink is launching in January 2020, the Lougheed RapidBus has the best time savings because its route takes it primarily over a highway. A trip from Maple Ridge to Coquitlam Central Station will take 35-40 minutes.
Today, there are eight bus routes that travel along Lougheed moving a combined total of 18,500 passengers/day. All eight buses will see time savings from the street changes we’re making.
Fall 2019 Construction:
Construction along Lougheed Highway between Maple Meadows Way/Dewdney Trunk Rd to Kennedy Rd/Old Dewdney Trunk Rd will begin in preparation for the implementation of the Lougheed Highway RapidBus. bus service.
Phase 1: Lane Marking Work (August to September)
All work will occur overnight from Monday to Friday. We expect there will be minimal traffic impacts as periodic single-lane closures are required on Lougheed Highway. There will be traffic control personnel in place to direct traffic during lane closures. We are completing this required roadwork at night when there are fewer vehicles on the road.
During overnight work, nearby residents can expect minimal noise associated with machinery and lighting used for line painting.
Phase 2: Concrete Pads (September)
Starting September, for approximately two to three weeks, the following work will be completed:
- Changes to curbs and gutters at Harris Rd. bus stops, including removal and pouring of new concrete
- Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at Harris Rd. bus stops
- New signage, including traffic and bus stop signs
Single lane closures will be required for a seven-day period at the new RapidBus bus stops at Harris Rd. once the existing road material is removed and the new concrete is poured to allow the concrete to cure.
For more information:
- TransLink Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lougheed Highway B-Line and Area Transport Plan (Presentation on July 9, 2019)
Local Bus Services
Listed below are some of the local bus services available in Pitt Meadows:
- TransLink operates regular bus services throughout Pitt Meadows, and provides a transportation link to other Lower Mainland communities. Link is a community-oriented service. With a 24-passenger capacity the Link buses serve most of the local routes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
- HandyDart is available for commuters requiring additional support or wheelchair bus services. Equipped with two large and four small vans, HandyDart provides a door-to-door service for people who have difficulty using regular buses, particularly those with special needs. HandyDart now serves approximately 900 people.
To find out more, please visit the Translink website.
West Coast Express Passenger Rail Service
Providing service to the communities of the Northeast sector, West Coast Express is Vancouver's efficient commuter rail service. They operate Monday to Friday during peak commuter periods.
Five trains depart every 20 to 25 minutes during peak traffic periods, running westbound from Mission in the morning and eastbound from downtown Vancouver in the afternoon.
There are 31 roomy rail cars, each designed to accommodate 148 seated and 155 standing riders, and a state-of-the-art locomotive. The cars are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks, computer plug-ins, cellular phones, work stations, and washrooms. The train also features tinted windows, air conditioning, and on-board cappuccino service.
The Express runs on existing Canadian Pacific Rail Systems' track, which has been upgraded to accommodate passenger rail traffic, and provides significant time savings over traveling by car (Pitt Meadows to Downtown Vancouver in about 45 minutes!).
Passengers can purchase tickets from automated vending machines. Tickets are fully integrated with Bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain.
For more information, please visit the West Coast Express website.