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Marine-Main B-Line

The City and neighbouring North Shore municipalities are working with TransLink to plan and design the Marine-Main B-Line. The Marine-Main B-Line is a high capacity express bus service that will run from West Vancouver to Phibbs Exchange.

About the Marine-Main B-Line

The B-Line will provide efficient and dependable bus service from 6am – 1am, 7 days a week. At peak times, it will run every 8 minutes. During non-peak times buses will run every 10-15 minutes.

There will be six stops in the City:

  • Hamilton Ave
  • Bewicke Ave
  • Lonsdale Quay
  • Lonsdale at 3rd St
  • Ridgeway Ave
  • Brooksbank Ave


Construction Impacts

Replacement of the Mosquito Creek Bridge (Marine Dr & Fell Ave) and upgrades to the Lonsdale Quay Bus Depot are happening in 2019. We're coordinating the timing of this work to minimize traffic disruptions and to reduce the impacts of construction on residents and local businesses.


Making Space for the B-Line

The B-Line route is being designed to accommodate bus lanes while keeping two regular traffic lanes in each direction. No general travel lanes will be removed.

The additional space will be gained by:

  • pushing back curbs and sidewalks in some locations
  • shifting some lanes
  • reallocating some median space
  • adding parking restrictions in some area during peak times

Vehicles will still be able to make right and left turns. Additional left-hand turn lanes are being added to improve traffic flow at some intersections.


To ensure the B-Line moves as efficiently as possible we’re making some changes along the route, including:


Creating Transit Priority Lanes
  • Dedicated travel lanes for B-Line & local buses
  • Will also allow right turning vehicles and cyclists
Queue Jumping / Bus Priority Signal
  • A special signal for buses only, allowing them to jump the traffic queue when they enter areas without transit priority lanes


Synchronizing Traffic Signals

Timing of green lights is coordinated at a series of intersections to improve traffic flow

  • Maintaining Bike Lanes
  • All existing bike lanes maintained
  • Some separated off-street (clarify if these are new)
  • Some sections shared with buses and vehicles turning right
Enhancing B-Line Stops
  • All-door boarding
  • Real-time bus arrival information
Improving Crossings
  • Accessible curbs
  • New LED lighting
  • Tactile walking surface indicators for those with visual impairment
  • Audible information for those with sight impairment




Contact Info

Karyn Magnusson, Deputy Director-Engineering
Phone: 604-983-7338
Email: kmagnusson@cnv.org

Jennifer Draper, Manager Transportation Planning
Phone: 604-983-7343
Email: jdraper@cnv.org

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