UBC Loop

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UBC Loop
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A 99 B-Line bus in the UBC Loop
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Address University of British Columbia
BC, Canada
Coordinates 49°16′6″N 123°14′52″W / 49.26833°N 123.24778°W / 49.26833; -123.24778Coordinates: 49°16′6″N 123°14′52″W / 49.26833°N 123.24778°W / 49.26833; -123.24778
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Owned by TransLink

UBC Loop is a major public transit exchange point in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It serves mainly students, staff, and faculty of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The loop is part of the TransLink system and currently contains two temporary bus loops: one for trolley buses and one for diesel buses (the north bus loop). These temporary loops, which have been in use since 2003, replaced the old bus loop to make room for a new underground bus loop.

The new underground bus loop was slated to be built beside the Student Union Building, on the site of a small mound called "The Grassy Knoll". The Grassy Knoll is planned to be removed for that purpose, a plan that is unpopular with a number of UBC students. Several students were arrested after a protest in support of the knoll was shut down by the police in April 2008.

On October 27, 2009, the university announced in an open letter that because Translink was no longer committing $10 million toward the $50 million underground loop project, a surface loop would be built instead.[1]

On July 9, 2014, it was announced that due to construction of the new UBC Aquatic Centre starting on MacInnes Field, pedestrian and cyclist access to the bus loop would be restricted, and several stops would be temporarily moved. It is estimated the construction will be completed in 2016.[2]

Routes[edit]

North bus loop[edit]

(Adjacent to Wesbrook Mall north of University Blvd)

Bay Route Destination Notes
1 99 B-Line Unloading only
2 99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway Station
  • Frequent service during the rush hours
  • Some trips continue to Boundary & 1st Ave
3 All lines unloading only
4 84 VCC–Clark Station
  • Limited stops between UBC and 4th Avenue at Fir
5 44 Downtown
Waterfront Station
  • Limited stops between UBC and Burrard and 2nd Avenue
  • Weekdays only, final departure at 7:45pm
  • Service to Waterfront Station
6 480 Bridgeport Station
7 49 Metrotown Station
  • All weekday peak and half of the weekday daytime trips serve UBC (early morning, late night, and weekend trips terminate at Dunbar Loop)
8 43 Joyce Station
  • Weekdays only, final departure at 7:32pm
258 West Vancouver
Marine at 25th St.
Final departure at 5:08pm, weekday service only.
9 41 Joyce Station
  • All weekday daytime trips serve UBC, most early morning, evening and weekend trips short turn at 41st and Crown
10 33 29th Avenue Station
11 25 Brentwood Station
  • Late Night trips short turn at King Edward at Granville
15 C18 West Mall
C19 Alma *via Spanish Banks
C20 Marine Drive *via Totem Park

Trolley bus loop[edit]

(on University Blvd west of Wesbrook Mall)

Bay Route Destination Notes
12 14 Hastings
N17 Downtown
Howe at Dunsmuir
  • Night Bus
13 4 Powell
Eton at Renfrew
  • Evening trips to Cambie at Hastings only; route between Eton at Renfrew and Downtown is operated by 209 Upper Lynn Valley / Downtown
  • Early morning trips to/from Blanca Loop
14 9 Boundary
Boundary Loop
Commercial–Broadway Station
  • Weekday peak hours only
  • Operates only when UBC is in winter session

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