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Canada Day service—by the numbers


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By land or by sea, Metro Vancouver residents flocked to the various public transit options to get to, from and around downtown Vancouver this past Canada Day. Compass Card data tells us that passengers tapped in and out approximately 182,000 times at Waterfront Station! That’s a nearly 190 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling through on Saturday, July 1 compared to an average Saturday of the previous month.

Extra service helped our customers get to and from Canada Day events across Metro Vancouver on July 1.

SkyTrain

Expo, Millennium and Canada lines ran more frequently and later into the night, moving nearly half a million passengers on Canada Day!

40 per cent more passengers than an average Saturday last month.

West Coast Express

For the first time in history, a special Canada Day Express train offered our riders an opportunity to take in even more celebratory events being held in and around Vancouver.

More than 1,100 passengers hopped aboard the Canada Day Express!

SeaBus

With sailings every 15 minutes, more than 30,000 passengers took the scenic SeaBus to cross the Burrard Inlet on Canada Day!

Nearly double the average Saturday from last month.

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Our #Canada150 Compass Cards were a huge hit as well! You bought out SIX of 16 Compass Vending Machine locations around the region within 24 hours of release and our contest received more than 3,200 entries. On Canada Day, you eagerly lined up at our Compass Customer Service Centre to purchase them and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Author: Sarah Kertcher


2 Comments

  • By Ian S., July 6, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    Regarding the 1,100 passengers on West Coast Express, was that 1,100 in each direction or was it 550 people making a round trip?

  • By Allen Tung – Buzzer Contributor, July 7, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    Hey Ian, that would be 1,100 taps ins on the Compass Card readers at West Coast Express stations.

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