Lonsdale Quay

Lonsdale Quay is a SeaBus ferry terminal and major transit exchange that serves Metro Vancouver's North Shore municipalities. The quay is located in the city of North Vancouver. The BCIT Marine Campus and Lonsdale Quay Market are located within the vicinity of the quay.

Lonsdale Quay
SeaBus terminal and transit exchange
Seabus-departure.jpg
A SeaBus departing Lonsdale Quay in 2006
Location151 Esplanade Ave, North Vancouver
Coordinates49°18′38″N 123°04′58″W / 49.310434°N 123.082778°W / 49.310434; -123.082778Coordinates: 49°18′38″N 123°04′58″W / 49.310434°N 123.082778°W / 49.310434; -123.082778
Owned byTransLink
Operated byCoast Mountain Bus Company
Platforms1 centre platform
2 side platforms
Bus routes8
Bus stands8
ConnectionsTranslinkbusrapid.svg R2 Marine Dr
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone2
History
OpenedJune 17, 1977
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus
SeaBusTerminus
Entrance to the ferry terminal

HistoryEdit

Lonsdale Quay opened in 1977 when the SeaBus service commenced between the quay and Waterfront station in Downtown Vancouver.[1] Prior to the construction of the ferry terminal, the quay was the location of the North Van Ship Repair dock.

In 2016, it was announced that Lonsdale Quay, along with the Waterfront SeaBus terminal, would receive a $12.5 million upgrade. Construction was originally expected to begin in 2017 and to be completed by mid-2018;[2] however, the project timeline had been pushed back. Construction began on April 29, 2019, and was fully completed in June 2020.[3][4]

ServicesEdit

Lonsdale Quay's SeaBus service crosses Burrard Inlet to Waterfront station in Downtown Vancouver. From there, transit users can connect to other TransLink services, including the SkyTrain rapid transit system and the West Coast Express commuter train.

Security for the bus loop and SeaBus terminal is the responsibility of the Transit Security Department. Transit security officers can be found patrolling the bus loop and the SeaBus terminal. Transit security officers also conduct fare inspections on board the buses and within the Fare Paid Zone of the SeaBus terminal. North Vancouver Royal Canadian Mounted Police also patrol the bus loop and SeaBus terminal.

Station informationEdit

Station layoutEdit

S Street Entrance/Exit
C Concourse Compass vending machines and fare gates
D Side platform; doors will open on the right
   SeaBus inbound towards Waterfront (Terminus)
Island platform; doors will open on the left, right
   SeaBus inbound towards Waterfront (Terminus)
Side platform; doors will open on the left

EntrancesEdit

The Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal is served by a single entrance at the south end of the bus exchange. Chadwick Court is the street closest to the entrance, though it also connects to the bus exchange.

Transit connectionsEdit

A covered bus loop is connected to Lonsdale Quay, from which passengers can board buses to Grouse Mountain, Lynn Valley, West Vancouver and other points of interest on the North Shore. Bus bay assignments are as follows:[5]

Route # Bay # Stop # Destinations Notes
R2 3 58724 Park Royal
7 54410 Phibbs Exchange
228 2 54196 Lynn Valley

Underwood at Dempsey

229 6 54134 Lynn Valley

Lynn Valley Center

  • Provides service along Lonsdale until 29th Street
230 8 54516 Upper Lonsdale

Prospect at Rockland

231 4 58725 Harbourside

Bodwell High School

  • Trips only operate during peak hours
236 1 54421 Grouse Mountain
  • Limited Saturday and Sunday morning trips operate as 236 Pemberton Heights
249 5 50980 Delbrook

Montroyal at Glencanyon

  • After Montroyal and Glencanyon, bus route changes to 246 Downtown/Highlands
  • The last 6 trips at night terminate at Marine and Garden
  • First early morning weekday trip terminates at Marine and Garden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sea~Bus starts today" (PDF). The Buzzer. B.C. Hydro. June 17, 1977. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "SeaBus terminals to undergo $12.5-million renovation". www.vancitybuzz.com. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Chan, Kenneth (January 8, 2019). "Extensive renovation of Lonsdale Quay bus loop begins in March". Daily Hive. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lonsdale Quay Exchange". TransLink. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lonsdale Quay" (PDF). TransLink. June 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2020.