Coquitlam Central station

Coordinates: 49°16′26″N 122°48′00″W / 49.27389°N 122.80000°W / 49.27389; -122.80000
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Coquitlam Central
TransLink station
General information
Location2920 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Coordinates49°16′26″N 122°48′00″W / 49.27389°N 122.80000°W / 49.27389; -122.80000
Owned byTransLink
Operated byCoast Mountain Bus Company and TransLink
Line(s)Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 2 (Canadian Pacific Railway)
  • 2 (SkyTrain)
Connections R3 Lougheed Hwy
Structure type
  • At grade (West Coast Express)
  • Elevated (SkyTrain)
Parking601 spaces
Bicycle facilitieslockers
Other information
Fare zone3
  • November 1, 1995 (West Coast Express)
  • December 2, 2016 (SkyTrain)
Rank31 of 53
Preceding station TransLink Following station
Inlet Centre
towards VCC–Clark
Millennium Line Lincoln
Moody Centre
towards Waterfront
West Coast Express Port Coquitlam
towards Mission City

Coquitlam Central station is an intermodal rapid transit station in Metro Vancouver served by both the Millennium Line—part of the SkyTrain system—and the region's West Coast Express commuter rail system. 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. 601 parking spaces are available on site.[2] All services are operated by TransLink.

On December 2, 2016, the Millennium Line's Evergreen Extension entered revenue service at the station, providing service to VCC–Clark in Vancouver and Lafarge Lake–Douglas in Coquitlam.[3][4]


The Canadian Pacific Railway brought the first passenger train service to the area in the 1880s, with the first permanent station built at Fraser Mills in 1910, on the branch line to New Westminster. The train was a vital factor in bringing new settlement, including loggers and their families, into the Coquitlam area.[5]

The area around Coquitlam Central station has been an important focal point for bus services since August 15, 1979, when bus services were rerouted to serve Coquitlam Centre shopping mall.[6] During this period, buses converged along Pinetree Way north of the intersection of Lougheed and Barnet Highway. On September 2, 1991,[7] a new bus exchange known as "Coquitlam Centre Transit Exchange" opened on the southwest corner of the intersection, in roughly the same location as the current exchange, which was rebuilt during construction of the adjacent West Coast Express station. Before the Evergreen Extension was opened, the bus exchange was known as "Coquitlam Station".

The train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating, connecting Vancouver with Mission. The West Coast Express platform is located on the south side of the CPR tracks, accessed via a pedestrian tunnel.


SkyTrain platforms at Coquitlam Central station

West Coast Express[edit]

West Coast Express station platform

Coquitlam Central is served by five West Coast Express trains per weekday in each direction: five in the morning to Vancouver, and five in the evening to Mission. In addition, there are select 701 trips arriving from Mission City in the morning, and select 701 trips operating to Mission City station in the evening. The station is adjacent to a major bus exchange and park-and-ride facility, which is served by local and express buses and Community Shuttle minibuses.


Revenue service began at Coquitlam Central station on December 2, 2016. It provides services to nearby Lafarge Lake–Douglas station in Coquitlam and service to VCC–Clark station in Vancouver. Coquitlam Central station is a major bus transfer exchange. There is a track spur near the platform for a potential future extension to Port Coquitlam.

Transit exchange[edit]

Coquitlam Central station provides a bus exchange near the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Barnet Highway. Bus bay assignments are as follows:[8]

Bay Route Notes
1 159 Braid Station
160 Port Coquitlam Station[9]
2 160 Kootenay Loop[10]
3 151 Burquitlam Station
4 186 Hampton Park
186 Panorama Peak hour service only
189 Lafarge Park
5 183 Moody Centre Station
6 701 Haney Place / Maple Ridge East / Mission City Station Weekdays only for Mission City Station
N9 Downtown NightBus service
7 R3 Lougheed Hwy to Haney Place RapidBus service
8 188 Port Coquitlam Station
185 Lansdowne
187 Panorama Peak hour service only
187 Parkway
10 152 Lougheed Station
11 169 Braid Station
191 Princeton
12 150 White Pine Beach Special May to September seasonal service only
153 Braid Station
175 Meridian Peak hour service only
179 Buntzen Lake Special July to September seasonal service only
13[11] 171 Fremont
172 Riverside
14[12] 173 Cedar
174 Rocklin


  1. ^ "2022 Transit Service Performance Review – SkyTrain Stations Summaries". TransLink. April 27, 2023. Archived from the original on May 15, 2023. Retrieved May 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Park and Ride Text Only". TransLink. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Evergreen Extension". TransLink. Archived from the original on November 21, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Brown, Scott (November 7, 2016). "TransLink will open Evergreen Line on Dec. 2". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fraser Mills Railway Station". Art by Joy A. Kirkwood. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Robson closure disrupts service" (PDF). The Buzzer. B.C. Hydro Transportation. August 3, 1979. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fall/Winter Transit Service Changes effective Sept 2" (PDF). The Buzzer. BC Transit. August 16, 1991. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Coquitlam Central Station (PDF) (Map). TransLink. February 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 5, 2022. Retrieved June 5, 2022.
  9. ^ NextBus route 160 at stop #53299
  10. ^ NextBus route 160 at stop #53357
  11. ^ TransitDB Coquitlam Central Station Bay 13
  12. ^ TransitDB Coquitlam Central Station Bay 14

External links[edit]

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