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Back-to-school transit changes in Coquitlam — plus more service on this route

Here are the bus route changes for Coquitlam commuters starting Labour Day, Sept. 4.
A bus waits at Production Way SkyTrain Station in Burnaby. More bus service to SFU is coming this fall.

With classes to resume the week of Sept. 5, TransLink is posting changes to its seasonal bus routes — including in Coquitlam.

Service adjustments are being made on 54 bus routes across the region order to best allocate bus service to meet customer demand, TransLink says in a news release.

While some routes will have service increases at busier times of the day, others will see reductions during periods of lower demand.

The changes will officially take effect on Labour Day Monday (Sept. 4).

What's happening to bus service this fall?

TransLink is increasing service on routes serving post-secondary institutions and rolling back seasonal service to popular summer destinations.

  • Service is being increased on four routes serving UBC, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Capilano University
  • Service is being seasonally adjusted on 15 routes and four summer-only routes are being discontinued for the season

Here are the local route changes:

143 Burquitlam Station / SFU

TransLink is set to increase weekday service on the 143 to improve connectivity for students travelling to and from SFU, which opens Sept. 5 and classes begin on Sept. 6.

Monday to Friday

  • Every 10 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (from 20 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes from 2:20 to 6:20 p.m. (from 10 to 20 minutes)
  • Every 20 minutes from 6:20 to 7 p.m. (from 40 minutes)


145 SFU / Production Station

Translink is also increasing weekday service on the 145 to improve connectivity for students travelling to and from SFU. To make this possible, Saturday evening service will be slightly reduced.

Monday to Friday

  • Every 10 minutes towards SFU Exchange from 7 to 7:30 a.m. (from 15 minutes)
  • Every six minutes towards Production Station from 7 to 7:30 a.m. (from 15 minutes)
  • Every six minutes from 7:30 to 10 a.m. (from 10 to 15 minutes)
  • Every seven minutes towards SFU Exchange from 10 to 10:20 a.m. (from 15 minutes)
  • Every 10 minutes from 10:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. (from 15 minutes)
  • Every eight minutes from 3 to 4 p.m. (from 10 minutes)
  • Every six minutes from 4 to 6 p.m. (from 10 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes towards Production Station from 6 to 7 p.m. (from 15 minutes)


  • Every 20 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. (from 15 minutes)


175 Coquitlam Central Station / Meridian

The 175 through Port Coquitlam to Coquitlam is getting more service. TransLink is adding an additional trip towards Coquitlam Central Station on weekday afternoons.

Monday to Friday

  • Additional trip towards Coquitlam Central Station at 4:39 p.m.

Transit service changes occur every January, April, June, and September based on seasonal patterns and recent trends in customer demand.

"As our region continues to experience rapid population growth, these service changes will help ensure accessible and efficient public transit in communities across Metro Vancouver," stated Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, in the release.

"They will also enable us to serve more neighbourhoods and connect residents to key destinations, such as business hubs and post-secondary schools."