Coast Mountain Bus Company

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Coast Mountain Bus Company
Coast Mountain Bus Company (logo).png
Parent TransLink
Founded April 1, 1999
Headquarters 700 – 287 Nelson's Court
New Westminster, BC
Service area Metro Vancouver, Canada
Service type transit bus, express bus, trolley bus, express coach, shuttle bus, passenger ferry
Routes Bus: 210
Hubs 6 transit centres
Fleet Bus: 1,451
Ferry: 3[1]
Daily ridership 730,000[2]
Chief executive Haydn Acheson,
President & General Manager[3]
Website coastmountainbus.com

Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) is the contract operator for bus transit services in Metro Vancouver and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, known locally as TransLink, the entity responsible for public transit in the reason. The buses form part of the integrated transit network of the Lower Mainland.

History[edit]

The Coast Mountain Bus Company was created on April 1, 1999, concurrent with the implementation of TransLink. Bus service in Metro Vancouver was formerly provided by BC Transit (the provincial government crown corporation that operates transit outside of Metro Vancouver).

Services[edit]

Coast Mountain Bus Company operates the buses throughout Greater Vancouver, except in West Vancouver, which operates its own municipal transit system. One contract operator provides select Community Shuttle service, and another contract operator provides HandyDART services:

  • 210 bus routes in total
    • Regular transit service
    • Express coach service to suburban municipalities
    • Trolley bus service – 13 routes primarily in the City of Vancouver
    • NightBus – special late-night routes after midnight, 8 routes with plans for expansion
    • B-Line express buses (3 routes – see below)
    • Community shuttles – routes operating minibuses that connect to the larger ones
  • SeaBus – passenger ferry across the Burrard Inlet

The regional transit network including bus routes, service levels and fares are set by TransLink.

B-Line services[edit]

The 99 B-Line is one of the busiest bus routes in North America with an average weekday ridership of 56,000 passengers as of 2016

B-Line services are a system of express bus routes with bus rapid transit elements using mostly 60-foot (18 m) low-floor articulated buses. All B-Line routes currently in operation feature all-door boarding as of January 1, 2018.[4]

Three routes currently are in operation:

Four additional routes are scheduled to open early in 2019:[5]

  • 91 B-Line: 41 Ave between UBC Exchange and Joyce–Collingwood station. It will replace the 43 Express.
  • North Shore B-Line: Marine Drive between Dundarave and Phibbs Exchange.
  • Fraser Highway B-Line: Fraser Highway between Surrey Central station and Langley.
  • Lougheed Highway B-Line: Lougheed Highway between Coquitlam Central station and Maple Ridge. It will complement the existing 701 route servicing local stops.

Two lines have been terminated:

Fare Paid Zones[edit]

A Fare Paid Zone is a clearly marked territory on which passengers must have valid proof of payment and present it for inspection upon request of a Transit Security Officer. Initially, these were only in effect in SkyTrain and SeaBus stations and vehicles until June 25, 2007, when the law was changed. Now, all buses, including West Vancouver buses, are designated Fare Paid Zones, the reason for implementing Fare Paid Zones on buses was to remove the responsibility of fare enforcement from bus drivers, as too many of them were being assaulted in disputes over fare payment. Fare enforcement on all buses are now the responsibility of the Transit Police and Transit Security Department. Officers may board a bus at any time and conduct a fare inspection, those who fail to pay the fare and retain proof of payment could be removed from the bus and/or fined $173.

Facilties[edit]

Current facilties[edit]

  • Burnaby Transit Centre: Located at 3855 Kitchener Street, Burnaby, it was built in 1986. This transit centre is split into two facilities separated by Kitchener Street. Serving parts of Burnaby and New Westminster, as well the North Shore and east Vancouver, Burnaby Transit Centre is also home to many support services such as Environmental Services, Trolley Overhead, Facilities Maintenance, Fire Prevention, and Non-Revenue Vehicle Maintenance. Beginning in September 2016, North Shore transit routes operate out of this transit centre. Fleet Overhaul at this location is where the majority of body repair and repainting is carried out, as well as engine and component overhaul, while minor repair is most likely carried out at the bus's home garage. Fleet Overhaul is in the process of having a new facility built within the Maple Ridge area.
  • Hamilton Transit Centre: Located at 4111 Boundary Road, Richmond, this facility opened in September 2016, and took over operations of various South Delta, Richmond, Burnaby and New Westminster routes. It is the second transit centre to have abilities to house CNG buses.
  • Port Coquitlam Transit Centre: Located at 2061 Kingsway Avenue, Port Coquitlam, it opened in August 1978. It was the first garage to support Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. Serves the Tri-Cities, New Westminster, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows areas.
  • Richmond Transit Centre: Located at 11133 Coppersmith Way, Richmond, it opened on September 4, 2000. It is the main base for the suburban routes served by Orion V highway coaches and local routes in Richmond, White Rock, Delta, and some Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver routes.
  • Surrey Transit Centre: Located at 7740 132nd Street, Surrey, it opened in May 1975. It is the base for most Surrey, Langley, and North Delta services and some White Rock and Ladner services, as of May 2018, it is the third transit centre to have abilities to house CNG buses.[6]
  • Vancouver Transit Centre: Located at 9149 Hudson Street, Vancouver, it opened on September 2, 2006. It is the garage for Vancouver bus services, this garage serves the trolley routes, as well as most of Vancouver's buses.

Former facilities[edit]

  • North Vancouver Transit Centre (1946–2016): This depot, built in 1945, was located at 536 East 3rd Street, North Vancouver. It was the base for most North Shore services not operated by West Vancouver Municipal Transit, it closed in September 2016, and all North Vancouver routes now operate from Burnaby Transit Centre.
  • Oakridge Transit Centre (1948–2016): Located at 949 West 41st Avenue, it opened in 1948. Oakridge was to be decommissioned and likely sold for re-development beginning in 2007. However, with the arrival of several New Flyer and Nova Bus orders starting in 2006, it remained an active support facility, conducting retrofitting on these vehicles in preparation for revenue service. Additionally, the Oakridge yard was home to many retired coaches, including E901/902 trolleys, New Flyer D40s, and other vehicles; in the second quarter of 2008, as part of a re-organization and expansion at Burnaby Transit Centre, Oakridge took over many of the tasks formerly located at the other facility. The Community Shuttle service was one of the groups moved, making Oakridge an active transit centre once again. However, in September 2016, the shuttle operations were shifted to the new Hamilton Transit Centre, the property has since been sold for $440 million to a developer.[7]

Management and personnel[edit]

Employees[edit]

CMBC's 4300+ employees are spread across Metro Vancouver.

  • The 3700 bus operators, represented by Unifor Local 111, and the 1100 maintenance employees, represented by Unifor Local 2200, work out of the six regional depots.
  • The SeaBus staff of 80, including marine attendants, deck officers, engineers, coordinators (also represented by Unifor Local 2200), and office staff work from their North Vancouver location.
  • The 600 staff involved in scheduling, training, operational planning, and administrative services are spread throughout the system, as well as at CMBC’s head office in New Westminster are represented by the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378.
  • In October 2008, CMBC was named one of BC's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.[8]
  • Coast Mountain Bus Company operates the Transit Security Department for TransLink. Transit Security officers are mobile, ride buses and trains, inspect fares, issue fines and patrol TransLink properties (bus loops and exchanges, SkyTrain stations, SeaBus, etc.) and are authorized to arrest persons who commit criminal offences on or in relation to any TransLink properties per the Criminal Code. Transit security are also authorized to enforce Transit Conduct and Safety Regulations, as well as the Transit Tariff Bylaw.

Labour disputes[edit]

In 2001 over 3,400 workers rallied in a strike and disrupted transit service for 123-day lasting from April 1, 2001 to August 1, 2001. SeaBus service was not affected.[9]

Fleet roster[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

The following fleet is owned by, or on loan to, TransLink and operated and maintained by CMBC.

Order Year Picture Manufacturer Model Powertrain
(Engine/Transmission)
Propulsion Fleet
(Qty.)
Notes
<<< 40 feet >>>
1995–1996 Translink-bus-R7149.jpg NFI D40LF Diesel 7101–7150
(50)
  • 7141 was used in an earthquake scenario training at False Creek Flats
  • 7104,7108,7129,7133 and 7138 were sold to BC Transit in spring 2014
  • Most units were scrapped when the 2012 XDE60s arrived, with more scrapped when the 2014 XN40s arrived.
  • 7112 active as "Community Outreach" bus for TransLink.
  • 7115 is the last active unit for revenue service.
  • First low floor buses for Metro Vancouver.
1996 CMBC-S7201-NewtonExchange.jpg NFI D40LF
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison WB-400R5
Diesel 7151–7243
(93)
  • Being retired
  • 7161,7162,7183,7228,7230 and 7240 were sold to BC Transit in spring 2014
  • 7198 transferred to West Vancouver Municipal Transit as 971 in March 2015
  • 7200 was mistakenly numbered against the Government of BC law.
1998 NFI C40LF
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
  • Allison WB-400R5
  • Cummins Westport C Gas Plus
  • Voith D863.3
CNG/Diesel (ex-CNG) 3283–3299, 3301–3305
(25)
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel Series 50G engines and Voith D863.3 transmissions.
  • 3288, 3292, 3302, and 3306–3308 were retrofitted with Cummins Westport C Gas Plus engines in 2001.
  • 3292 and 3306 were test units for the first phase of the Testing The Power of Tomorrow program, while 3288, 3302, 3307, and 3308 were test units for the second phase of the Testing the Power of Tomorrow program.
  • 3283–3287, 3289–3291, 3293–3299, 3301, 3303–3305 were retrofitted with Detroit Diesel Series Series 50 EGR engines and Allison WB-400R5 transmissions and converted to diesel in April 2009
  • 3288, 3292, 3302, 3306–3308 retired May 8, 2011
  • Being retired.
TransLink CMBC S7287 410.jpg NFI D40LF
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison WB-400R5
Diesel 7247–7297
(51)
  • 7249 Struck a traffic pole in May 2016 and was retired
  • 7250 involved in an MVA in February 2016 and was retired
  • Being retired
1999 CMBC-S7359-NewtonExch.jpg NFI D40LF
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison WB-400R5
Diesel 7299, 7301–7374
(75)
2000 2000-D40LF-R7406.jpg NFI D40LF Diesel 7375–7399, 7401–7429
(54)
  • 7395 retired due to an engine fire in 2008
  • 7420 retired and salvaged for parts
  • Originally powered by Cummins ISC engines
2000–2001 CMBC-9211 (Refurbished).jpg OBI V (05.501)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
  • Allison WB-500R6
Diesel 9201–9276
(76)
  • Suburban configuration with forward facing seats & no rear door
  • Used for "express service"
  • 9210 retired from a major accident on August 14, 2011[10]
  • 9224 was involved in a major MVA and suffered significant front damage in November 2016.[11]
  • 9225 retired owing to a major engine fire on August 9, 2004.
  • 9251 was involved in a collision with an RV on Highway 99 on November 12, 2017[12]
  • 9266 was involved in a major collision in Spring 2008 resulting in significant frontal damage.
2001 TransLink CMBC R7437.jpg NFI D40LF Diesel 7430–7446
(17)
  • Originally powered by Cummins ISC engines.
2005–2007 Vancouver trolley2101 050720.jpg NFI E40LF

E40LFR

Electric trolley bus 2101–2199, 2201–2289
(188)
  • 2101 pilot E40LF trolley bus
  • 2105 was involved fatal MVA with a stolen minivan on April 8, 2014[14]
  • 2131 & 2140 fell off a flatbed on the Coquihalla Highway during delivery in November 2006.
  • 2147 was set on fire by vandals on October 31, 2007, and suffered significant interior damaged.
  • 2200 was delivered with a fleet number ending in 00 in error; renumbered as 2289 (the last number in the E40LFR fleet).
  • 2242 was used by ETS in Edmonton as a demonstrator for 11 months between June 2007 – May 2008 and renumbered ETS #6000. 2242 was also used by King Country Metro in Seattle as a demonstrator for 1 week in December 2010.
  • 2239 was involved in a fatal collision in June, 2013.
2006 Newflyer-p3340.jpg NFI C40LFR
  • Cummins Westport C-Gas Plus
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • Allison WB-400R5
CNG 3309–3358
(50)
  • 3312, 3348 and 3356 repowered to Cummins Westport ISL-G engine
  • 3353 had an engine fire on December 1, 2008; repaired and returned to service on December 20, 2010.
  • In December 2016, a majority of the fleet sustained severe damage to the front axle due to heavy snowfall in Metro Vancouver. This prompted other transit centres to send buses to replace the damaged units while they get repaired.
Translink-B7467.jpg NFI D40LFR
  • Cummins ISL
  • Allison WB-400R6
Diesel 7447–7499, 7501–7504
(57)
  • 7497 crashed into the Newton Wave Pool on April 11, 2010 and suffered major font damage.[15]
  • 7454 was involved in a major MVA sometime in Spring 2008 causing major frontal damage.
2007 Coast Mountain Bus Company V9689 (41).jpg NovaBus LFS
  • Cummins ISL
  • ZF 6HP592C
Diesel 9601–9699, 9701–9725
(114)
  • 9601–9604 transferred to West Vancouver Municipal Transit as 703–706
  • 9671, 9672 and 9683 transferred to WVMT in December 2017
  • 9621 crashed into Salvation Army in New Westminster in 2008.[16]
2007–2008 CMBC R9277.jpg OBI V (05.501) Diesel 9277–9285
(9)
  • Suburban configuration with forward facing seats & no rear door
  • Used for express service
  • Last Orion V built for a Canadian transit agency
2008 NovaBus LFS
  • Cummins ISL
  • ZF 6HP592C
Diesel 9726–9791
(76)
2009–2010 H9430 at Lougheed.jpg NovaBus LFS HEV
  • Cummins ISB
  • Allison EP-40 HybriDrive
Hybrid 9401–9499, 9501–9542
(141)
  • 9405: Involved in a MVA at Brentwood Station on March 20, 2010.
  • 9449: Involved in a major MVA along Marine Drive in February 2017.[17]
  • 9484: Shown at Trans-Expo 2009 in Montreal
  • 9506: Caught fire on September 9, 2011
TransLink CMBC V9557.jpg NovaBus LFS Diesel 9543–9581, 9583–9590
(47)
  • 9582 is non-existent.
  • 9543 is the new reindeer bus as of 2016.
2014 Two XN40.jpg NFI XN40
  • Cummins Westport ISL G
  • ZF 6AP1400B
CNG 14001–14045
(45)
2016 CMBC-R16103.jpg NFI XD40
  • Cummins ISL9
  • ZF 6AP1400B
Diesel 16101–16140

(40)

  • First unit entered service: 16103 on July 5, 2016
  • Last unit entered service: 16137 on October 23, 2016
2016–2017 H16011-410RAILWAY-RMDBRIGHOUSESTN.jpg NFI XN40
  • Cummins Westport ISL G
  • ZF 6AP1400B
CNG 16001–16051

(51)

  • Build Date: April 2016
  • First units entered service: 16001 and 16003 on November 13, 2016
  • Last unit entered service: 16047 on April 14, 2017
  • 16012 and 16018 demonstrated at CUTA Trans-Expo in November 2016
  • 16019 displayed at CUTA Trans-Expo in November 2016
  • Exterior identical to 2014 order.
2018 TransLink CMBC 2018 XN40 S18101.jpg NFI XN40
  • Cummins L9N[18]
  • ZF 6AP1400B
CNG 18101–18199, 18201–18254
(153)[19]
  • In the process of being delivered and entering service
<<< 60 feet >>>
1998 A 99 B-line (B8020) bus for TransLink in Vancouver, BC.jpg NFI D60LF Diesel 8001–8021

(21)

  • Those in worst condition being retired
  • 8003 was involved in a fatal crash on King George Boulevard in February 2014[20]
  • 8010 has a Balios Orange LED destination sign and is one of two articulated buses left in the "Sweep" livery, the other being 8093, a 2000 D60LF.
1999 Translink-B8038.jpg NFI
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison WB-500R5
Diesel 8022–8047
(26)
  • Those in worst condition being retired
2000 CMBC R8060.jpg NFI
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison WB-500R5
Diesel 8048–8099, 8101
(53)
  • 8049 retired after major accident in March 2011 and scrapped in summer 2011
  • 8054 retired owing to a major engine fire in 2003; coach completely consumed.[21]
  • 8055 was involved in a major accident in the George Massey Tunnel in July 2014 and was retired[22]
  • 8093 is one of two articulated buses left in "Sweep" livery, the other being 8010, a 1998 D60LF.
  • Those in worst condition being retired
2007 NFI D60LFR Diesel 8105–8117
(13)
2007–2008 Vancouver trolley bus - New Flyer E60LFR.jpg NFI E60LFR Electric trolley bus 2501–2540
(40)
  • First "E60LFR" model produced by New Flyer
2009 Vancouver E60LFR trolleybus 2563.jpg NFI E60LFR
  • Vossloh Kiepe propulsion[13] and Škoda traction motor
Electric trolley bus 2541–2574
(34)
99 B-Line B8140.jpg NFI DE60LFR
  • Cummins ISL
  • Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
Hybrid 8118–8156
(39)
2012–2013 CMBC-R12004.jpg NFI XDE60
  • Cummins ISL9
  • Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
Hybrid 12001–12025

(25)

  • 12019 demonstrated in Seattle for King County Metro in March 2013.
2015 Coast Mountain Bus Company 15019.jpg NFI XDE60
  • Cummins ISL9
  • Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
Hybrid 15001–15021

(21)

  • First unit entered service: 15002 and 15003 on February 3, 2016
  • Last unit entered service: 15016 on April 27, 2016
  • First batch to feature yellow back stanchions to aid against braking force along back row
2016 95 B-Line Bus (B16221).jpg NFI XDE60
  • Cummins ISL9
  • Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
Hybrid 16201–16226

(26)

  • First unit entered service: 16204 and 16206 on April 18, 2017
  • Last unit entered service: 16213 and 16215 on July 7, 2017
  • Identical to 2015 order
<<< On order >>>
2017–2018 NFI XDE60
  • Cummins L9
  • Unknown transmission
Hybrid (52)
2018 NovaBus LFS Suburban
  • Unknown
Diesel (23)
NFI XE40
  • Siemens ELFA2
Battery electric (2)
  • [24]
  • Demonstrator unit
NovaBus LFSe
  • TM4 SUMO HD
Battery electric (2)
  • [24]
  • Demonstrator unit
2019 ADL Enviro500 Diesel (32)

Community Shuttle[edit]

Year Picture Builder Model Status Propulsion Fleet series Total Notes
2008–2009 TransLink El Dorado Aero Elite.jpg GMC C5500 First Transit units (S302–S304) in service. Diesel S302–S356,

S357–S380

79
2013–2014 Chevrolet G4500 Active Gasoline S1305–S1307, S1311–S1315,

S1322–S1325,
S501–S544

56
  • ElDorado Aerotech body
  • S1311–S1313 operated by First Transit
2013 Chevrolet G4500 Active Gasoline S1321 1
  • Girardin G5 body
  • Only 2013 G5 built
  • Operated by First Transit
2016–2017 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16510 (Giradin G5).jpg Chevrolet G4500 Active Gasoline 16501–16562,

17506–17569

126
  • Girardin G5 body
  • 17549–17569 operated by First Transit
  • Replaced S410–S471
  • Does not have the S prefix found on all other shuttle buses

SeaBus[edit]

Year Manufacturer Picture Propulsion Name Notes
1977 Victoria Burrard Beaver SeaBus.JPG Diesel Burrard Beaver
  • Renovated in December 2016
2009 Esquimalt Graving Dock (Victoria) Burrard Pacific Breeze SeaBus.JPG Diesel Burrard Pacific Breeze
2014 Damen Shipyards Group in Netherlands Diesel Burrard Otter II

Notes[edit]

Prefixes[edit]

Letter prefixes are prepended to the bus numbers on all conventional Coast Mountain buses, except trolleys. Generally, the prefixes are used to identify which garage the bus is operating from.

  • B – Burnaby
  • H – Hamilton
  • P – Port Coquitlam
  • R – Richmond
  • S – Surrey (or Community Shuttle)
  • V – Vancouver (formerly Oakridge)
  • T – Training vehicle
Former prefixes[edit]

These are prefixes not in use that were formerly used.

  • N – North Vancouver (until September 2016)

Additional fleet notes[edit]

The first prototype 40-foot (12 m) New Flyer/Vossloh Kiepe low-floor trolley bus arrived at the Oakridge Transit Centre on July 2, 2005.[27] The 187 additional vehicles of that type arrived in 2006–2007, and all had entered service by the end of 2007, the first 60-foot (18 m) articulated trolley coach (#2501) arrived at the Oakridge Transit Centre in January 2007. The others started arriving in January 2008, and all 74 had entered service by the end of 2009.[28]

It was announced that the original bike racks on the 2006 New Flyer buses can only be used in daylight, as they blocked the headlights at night. All of them have been replaced with a modified "V2W" rack.

Retired fleet[edit]

The following fleet were owned by TransLink and operated and maintained by CMBC or demonstrated with CMBC .

Order Year Picture Manufacturer Model Powertrain
(Engine/Transmission)
Propulsion Fleet Notes
<<< 40 feet >>>
1982 Flyer Industries D901A
  • Detroit Diesel 6V71N
  • Allison V730
Diesel 1158–1192
  • All retired except 1191, which is preserved by TRAMS
  • Original fleet numbers were 3165–3199
TRAMS P4107 Grouse Mountain Base.jpg GMDD T6H-5307N
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison V730
Diesel 4101–4115
  • 4107 is preserved by TRAMS. Retired early 2007.
1987 GMDD TC40-102N
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison V731
Diesel 4116–4143
1989 MCI TC40-102N
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison V731
Diesel 4144–4192
1990 MCI TC40-102N
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Voith D86.3ADR
Diesel 4193–4199 4201–4278
  • 4269–4278 were suburban buses with forward facing seats
  • 4254 had Voith D863.3 transmission
  • 4276 is preserved by TRAMS
1991 Translink-V3164.jpg NFI D40
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HTB-748
Diesel 3101–3210
  • All retired
  • 3102 donated to Thompson Rivers University
  • 3106 restored by TRAMS
  • 3118 donated to Justice Institute Maple Ridge
  • 3122 sold to Cypress Coach Lines
  • 3139 sold to the Vancouver Fire Department
  • 3147 sold to CFB
  • 3155 sold to private owner
  • 3157 had a Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine and an Allison B400R transmission.
1992 NFI D40
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HTB-748
Diesel 3211–3257
  • 3232–3242 were suburban buses with forward facing seats.
1995 C40 Diesel (ex-CNG) 3258–3282
  • Retired in 2011
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 50G
  • All buses were converted to diesel between 2004–2006.
  • 3262, 3264, 3266, 3270–3272 were sold to Southland Transportation in Calgary, Alberta.
1998 DE40LF
  • Cummins ISB
  • GM-Allison EP-40 hybrid system
Diesel electric (ex-Hydrogen fuel cell) 7244–7246
  • ex-F40LF
  • Converted to diesel electric in 2004
  • 7245 was returned to Ballard Power Systems.
  • Ran as part of the Testing the Power of Tomorrow Demonstration from 2005 to 2006, then ran revenue service till 2010
  • Stored and retired in June 2010. Scrapped in Dec 2012.
1998 Nova Bus LFS
  • Cummins C8.3
  • Allison B400R5
Diesel 7298
  • Demonstrated with CMBC between April 1999 to March 2000
  • Transferred to WVMT as 981
  • Retired 2013 and sold to Prince Albert Transit
<<< Trolley bus >>>
1982–1983 Vancouver Flyer E902 trolleybus in 1985.jpg Flyer Industries E901A-E902 Electric trolley bus 2701–2947
  • 2700 initial demonstrator, returned to Flyer. First 2701 renumbered as demonstrator 2700 (second 2700) then returned to Flyer; unit came back as 2947 (the last unit in the E901A-E902 order).
  • All retired by 2008
  • 80 units were sold to Mendoza, Argentina.
  • 2805 and 2812 preserved by TRAMS. 2812 (parts bus for 2805) scrapped after 2805 vandalized in 2010 rendering 2805 inoperative.
<<< 60 feet >>>
1991 An older high-floor NFI D60
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HTB-748
Diesel 3001–3021
  • 3001, 3002 and 3021 transferred to West Vancouver Municipal Transit
  • Retired 2010
  • 3015 retrofitted with Balios Orange LED on the front and side destination signs
<<< SeaBus >>>
1977 Burrard Otter SeaBus.JPG Vancouver Diesel Burrard Otter
  • First Seabus to be retired
<<< Community Shuttle >>>
2002–2004 Ford E450
  • International T444E (2002–03) or VT365 (2003.5-04)
  • 4-speed AOD (T444E engine) or 5-speed TorqShift (VT365 engine) with Telma retarder
Diesel S006–S056, S062–S102
  • Commercial Body Builders Polar V body
  • All units were retired in 2009.
2007 GMC C5500
  • GMC Duramax 6.6L
  • Allison 1000 with Telma retarder
Diesel S258–S301
  • ElDorado Aero Elite body
  • S261 transferred over from West Vancouver Municipal Transit in fall 2013
  • Some resurfaced from retirement in September 2015.
  • All were officially retired in October 2016.
2012 CMBC Shuttle S420.jpg International AC series
  • International MaxxForce 7
  • Allison 1000
Diesel S410–S434
  • Retired due to gas fumes leaking inside the cabin
2013 International AC series
  • International MaxxForce 7
  • Allison 1000
Diesel S435–S464
  • Reitred due to gas fumes leaking inside the cabin
2014 International AC series
  • International MaxxForce 7
  • Allison 1000
Diesel S465–S471
  • Retired due to gas fumes leaking inside the cabin
<<< Demonstrator units >>>
2005 Nova Bus LFS
  • Cummins ISL
  • ZF 5HP522C
Diesel 1001–1002
  • 1002 was part of a rejected Oshawa Transit Commission order.
  • Was demonstrated with particulate filters with CMBC from 11/2005 to 05/2006
  • Sold as Durham Region Transit 8172 and 8173 in late 2006
2005 Orion VII
  • Cummins ISB
  • BAE HybridDrive
Diesel-Hybrid 1003
2014 Coast Mountain Bus Company 1009-a.jpg ADL Enviro500
  • Cummins ISL9
  • Allison B500R
Diesel 1008–1009
  • Demonstrated with CMBC from November 2017 to March 2018[29]
  • Ran on routes 301, 311, 351, 354, 555, 601 and 620[30]
  • Wrapped in #TransLinkTomorrow livery[30]
2017 BYD K9 Battery electric 1007
  • Demonstrated with CMBC between 06/2017 and 08/2017

Gallery of fleet examples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coast Mountain Bus Company Fleet Facts". 
  2. ^ http://www.translink.ca/en/About-TransLink/Media/2009/October/Coast-Mountain-Bus-Wins-a-Prestigious-Award-for-the-Fourth-Time.aspx
  3. ^ "CMBC Executives". 
  4. ^ "The Buzzer December 15, 2017 Issue" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved January 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ "$2-billion plan: 5 new B-Line routes and more frequent SkyTrain beginning in 2017". 
  6. ^ "106 new CNG buses roll into Surrey". The Buzzer blog. 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
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