Coquitlam Central Station
|West Coast Express station|
|Location||2920 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam|
|Owned by||BC Transit, TransLink|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Structure type||At grade and elevated|
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 fall 2016.
Bus bay assignments:
|1||143||Simon Fraser University|
|150||White Pine Beach Special
May to September only
|C26||Buntzen Lake Special
July to September only
|2||97 B-Line||Lougheed Station|
|3||188||Port Coquitlam Station|
Victoria at Rocklin
|4||C27||Port Moody Station
via Heritage Woods
via Plateau Boulevard
Harwood at Gabriola
Maple Ridge East
Dewdney Trunk at 248th
Howe at Dunsmuir
|7||160||Port Coquitlam Station|
|8||178||Port Moody Station|
|C28||Port Moody Station
via Noon's Creek
via Coquitlam Rec Centre
via Chilko (peak only)
Burrard Station (morning peak hours only)
- "Coquitlam Station" (PDF). TransLink. April 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
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