Coquitlam Central Station
West Coast Express Station
|Address||2920 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam|
|Structure type||At grade and elevated|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||BC Transit, TransLink|
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.
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.
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 bay assignments:
|1||143||Simon Fraser University|
|150||White Pine Beach|
|C26||Buntzen Lake Special|
Maple Ridge East
248th St. at Dewdney Trunk
Prairie at Sefton
Victoria at Rocklin
|4||C27||Port Moody Station
via Heritage Woods
via Plateau Boulevard
|5||C28||Port Moody Station
via Noon's Creek
Harwood at Gabriola
|6||97 B-Line||Lougheed Station|
Howe at Dunsmuir
Robson at Johnson
via Chilko (peak only)
via Coquitlam Rec. Centre
|12||160||Port Coquitlam Station|
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