TransLink is Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority. They are responsible for regional transit, cycling and commuting options as well as Intelligent Transportation System programs. These services are delivered through TransLink's operating companies.
The new RapidBus service launched January 6, 2020. The Lougheed RapidBus service connects Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam with fast and reliable bus service that rivals the speed of SkyTrain.
It connect people to Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station with the flexibility and convenience of all-day service that runs every 10 minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes during non-preak times. Of the three RapidBus lines, the Lougheed RapidBus has the best time savings because its route takes it primarily over a highway. A trip from Pitt Meadows Coquitlam Central Station will take approximately 20 minutes.
For routes, schedules and more information, visit translink.ca/rapidbus.
Read the full media release here: TransLink launches historic new bus sevice.
TransLink is leading the development of Transport 2050, a strategy for transportation in Metro Vancouver for the next 30 years.
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.