Coquitlam Central Station

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Coquitlam Central
West Coast Express Station
Coquitlam Central Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2920 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Coordinates 49°16′26″N 122°48′00″W / 49.27389°N 122.80000°W / 49.27389; -122.80000Coordinates: 49°16′26″N 122°48′00″W / 49.27389°N 122.80000°W / 49.27389; -122.80000
Structure type At grade and elevated
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking 614 spaces
Bicycle facilities lockers
Other information
Opened 1995
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Fare zone 3
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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Bus bay assignments:[1]

Bay Route Destination
1 143 Simon Fraser University
150 White Pine Beach
C26 Buntzen Lake Special
2 701 Haney Place
Maple Ridge East
248th St. at Dewdney Trunk
3 189 Coast Meridian
Prairie at Sefton
C38 Prairie
Victoria at Rocklin
4 C27 Port Moody Station
via Heritage Woods
C29 Parkway Boulevard
via Plateau Boulevard
5 C28 Port Moody Station
via Noon's Creek
C30 Lafarge Park
Harwood at Gabriola
6 97 B-Line Lougheed Station
N9 Downtown
Howe at Dunsmuir
7 160 Vancouver
Burrard Station
179 Johnson
Robson at Johnson
190 Vancouver
Burrard Station
8 152 Lougheed Station
via Mariner
via Chilko (peak only)
9 151 Lougheed Station
via Coquitlam Rec. Centre
10 177 Braid Station
11 169 Braid Station
12 160 Port Coquitlam Station
13 WCE Waterfront
Mission City

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Coquitlam Central Station at Wikimedia Commons