Bus, Train and Skytrain
TransLink is Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority. They are responsible for regional transit, cycling and commuting options as well as Intelligent Transportation System programs. These services are delivered through TransLink's operating companies.
On November 23, 2016, TransLink’s board and the Mayors’ Council approved the first phase of a 10 year transit vision that will see improvements to bus, rail and SeaBus service, paid for in part by existing funding sources, new federal and provincial government contributions, and increases in local funding from the Metro Vancouver Region including a new region wide development fee to be implemented by 2020.
As part of these transportation infrastructure investments, a B-Line bus route connecting Maple Ridge, Pitt meadows and Port Coquitlam with the Evergreen Line has been identified within Phase 1 of the plan, with a projected completion date of 2019. B-Lines are limited-stop bus services that run every 15 minutes or more often, throughout the day, every day of the week. To improve speed and reliability, B-line implementation may include enhanced service features, particularly transit priority, and customer amenities. These enhancements to B-Line service are dependent on municipal collaboration with TransLink. The alignment of the B-Line will be confirmed through a joint study with the municipalities.
Accordingly, the city of Pitt Meadows is engaged in discussions with TransLink and our neighbouring municipalities to ensure the City of Pitt Meadows requirements are considered during route selection and continue advocacy for enhancements along the route.
Local Bus Services
Listed below are some of the local bus services available in Pitt Meadows:
- TransLink operates regular bus services throughout Pitt Meadows, and provides a transportation link to other Lower Mainland communities. Link is a community-oriented service. With a 24-passenger capacity the Link buses serve most of the local routes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
- HandyDart is available for commuters requiring additional support or wheelchair bus services. Equipped with two large and four small vans, HandyDart provides a door-to-door service for people who have difficulty using regular buses, particularly those with special needs. HandyDart now serves approximately 900 people.
To find out more, please visit the Translink website.
West Coast Express Passenger Rail Service
Providing service to the communities of the Northeast sector, West Coast Express is Vancouver's efficient commuter rail service. They operate Monday to Friday during peak commuter periods.
Five trains depart every 20 to 25 minutes during peak traffic periods, running westbound from Mission in the morning and eastbound from downtown Vancouver in the afternoon.
There are 31 roomy rail cars, each designed to accommodate 148 seated and 155 standing riders, and a state-of-the-art locomotive. The cars are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks, computer plug-ins, cellular phones, work stations, and washrooms. The train also features tinted windows, air conditioning, and on-board cappuccino service.
The Express runs on existing Canadian Pacific Rail Systems' track, which has been upgraded to accommodate passenger rail traffic, and provides significant time savings over traveling by car (Pitt Meadows to Downtown Vancouver in about 45 minutes!).
Passengers can purchase tickets from automated vending machines. Tickets are fully integrated with Bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain.
For more information, please visit the West Coast Express website.