West Vancouver Blue Bus
|Headquarters||221 Lloyd Avenue,
|Service type||transit bus|
|Website||Public Blue Bus Transit|
West Vancouver Blue Bus Transit system began in 1912, and is the oldest continuously operated, municipal system in North America. These buses are part of the TransLink network but continue to be owned and operated by the District Municipality of West Vancouver under a contract to TransLink.
WVMT operates 10 routes using the distinctive blue buses (not to be mistaken with B Line buses).
West Vancouver Municipal Transit operates the following routes:
- 250 Vancouver/Horseshoe Bay/Dundarave(250A)
- 251 Park Royal/Queens
- 252 Park Royal/Inglewood
- 253 Vancouver/Park Royal/Caulfeild
- 254 Vancouver/Park Royal/British Properties
- 255 Capilano University/Lynn Valley Centre/Dundarave
- 256 Park Royal/Whitby Estates/Spuraway
- 257 Vancouver Express/Horseshoe Bay Express
- 258 West Vancouver/UBC (Operates during peak hours only when the University of British Columbia is in winter session from September to April)
- 259 Horseshoe Bay/Lions Bay
- C12 Lions Bay/Caulfeild
All buses are designated "Fare Paid Zones", which means passengers are required by law to have a valid fare while on board the bus. Failing to pay the fare or not having a valid fare while on board the bus could result in the passenger being fined $173 and/or removed from the bus. Fare inspections are conducted by Transit Security Officers and members from the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service.
- General Motors TDH-4517 (1 bus - #61)- Preserved "Heritage Bus"
- New Flyer Industries D60 (3 buses - #912-914)- All retired and scrapped.
- Orion Bus Industries Orion I (9 buses - #921-929)- All retired and scrapped.
- New Flyer Industries D40LF (26 buses - #951-959, 961-968, 971, 990-998)- 951-959, 961-968 retired. 953,959,961,963,968 sold to Saskatoon Transit. 971, ex-Coast Mountain Bus Company 7198, replacing 964
- New Flyer Industries D60LFR (3 buses - #712-714)- Replacements for the 3 retired D60s. Ex-Coast Mountain Bus Company 8102-8104.
- NovaBus LFS (17 buses - #981, #701-704, #801-803, #901-909)- 981 sold to Prince Albert Transit in Saskatchewan.
- New Flyer Industries XD40 (22 buses - #1201-1217, #1601-1605)- First batch built in 2012 and are replacements for the 1995 New Flyer D40LF fleet. Second batch made in 2016.
- General Motors GMC C5500 Community Shuttles (3 buses - #S200-S201, S261)- Retired.
- Chevrolet G4500 Community Shuttles (9 buses - #S1301-S1304, S1316-S1320)
All buses (except the Heritage Bus) are wheelchair accessible.
West Vancouver buses are numbered by the production year and unit number. For example, bus number 951 would have been produced in 1995, and the first bus received. Exception to this are the preserved bus (pre-1991 numbering system) and the Community Shuttles.
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