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Happy Birthday Pattullo Bridge

Pattullo Bridge 1937

Eighty years ago today, on November 15, 1937, Premier “Duff” Pattullo’s namesake bridge opened to traffic crossing the Fraser River. Built in just a year, the Pattullo Bridge replaced the old two-deck bridge, known today as the New Westminster Rail Bridge.

The Pattullo Bridge was originally tolled at 25¢ per crossing, but was removed in 1952.

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Upcoming Pattullo Bridge Lane Closures

Heading back to New West after a wonderful family day.

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On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 the Pattullo Bridge turns 80 years old! Much like an annual physical, we undertake ongoing inspections to ensure the bridge remains safe until its replacement is completed in 2023. We will be closing two lanes of the bridge each night from November 13 – 16, and then again on November 20 to allow a snooper truck to inspect the underside of the bridge deck. Read more »

Ahoy mateys! Construction begins for Metro Vancouver’s newest SeaBus

New SeaBus

Last week we shared this little gem with you on Facebook and Instagram and asked you to guess what it was. Your answers were amazing!

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#MyTransLink – November 7

Colour changing leaves and misty morning fog are just a few of the signs that fall has graced our picturesque cities. With Metro Vancouver transit spanning from land to sea to sky, our riders – and passersby continue to capture beautiful moments from around the region for this edition of #MyTransLink.

Renfrew Station. #yvr #vancouver #eastvan #translink #mytranslink #millenniumline

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Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

We Remember.

In honour of Remembrance Day, TransLink and its operating companies will once again provide free transit to our many heroes – including Armed Forces, police, fire, ambulance & Coast Guard on Saturday, November 11, 2017

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How TransLink prepares for winter

CMBC Winter Weather

While the seasonal calendar says it’s fall, Mother Nature has a sneaky way of saying otherwise. Preparations are well underway to ensure that we’re doing our best to stay one step ahead of the inclement weather.

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2017 Halloween wrap-up

2017 Halloween Wrap Up

Halloween 2017 started on a high note Friday October 27th with none other than a #SkyTrainParty hosted by Vancouver Public Space Network. This annual Halloween-themed celebration transforms SkyTrain with costume-clad commuters, tricks and treats, and even a DJ! This Halloween party is not an official TransLink event, but we love seeing creative passengers enjoying our public transit system! Check out some pictures from the fun night here:

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6 tips for staying safe on transit this Halloween from Transit Police

Halloween 2017

Happy Hallow’s Eve from all of us here at TransLink!

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for kids and adults alike and safety is paramount whether you’re heading out on foot, personal vehicle or via transit. The forecast is calling for a clear and dry evening of tricks and treats.

Our friends at Transit Police have six tips to help you stay safe on transit:

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On this day in Buzzer Blog history: October 30, 2009 plus a fun poll!

Old Mr Buzzer

Welcome back to On this day in Buzzer Blog history, a look back at the way things were. Today’s post takes us back to a Friday fun post where we asked if you’ve ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?

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Coquitlam Central Station bus bays are on the move!

Heads up Coquitlam Central Station bus users, come October 30, 2017, your bus bay may be moving to make catching your bus a little easier. If you catch a bus at Bay 1, 2, or 4, or ride any of the following bus routes: 153, 171, 172, 173, 174, 185, 186, 187 or 189, on October 30, 2017 you’ll be tapping in from a different bay.

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#MyTransLink – October 26

Horray! We’re back again with another eye-catching edition of #MyTransLink. It’s no surprise that our riders and community neighbours take some of the best photos of our region and transit system. We have grown to love sharing your shots across our social channels. Take a look at just a few (there were many to pick from this week) of our favourites!

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Fall Bike to Work Week is October 23 – 29

Bike to Work Week is October 23–29!

Fall is in full force here in Metro Vancouver and we’ve partnered up with our favourite cycling allies to help celebrate Fall Bike to Work Week from October 23 – 29.

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Record growth continues as ridership numbers follow trend

2017 is proving to be a record year for ridership in Metro Vancouver with over 306 million boardings system-wide. Our latest Compass data is in and it shows ridership numbers higher than ever before proving locals and visitors alike are choosing public transit as their mode of transportation. As of the end of September, 2017, monthly Boardings and Journeys are up +5.2% and +5.4% year-over-year, respectively. Average Weekday Boardings are up +6.9% and Average Weekday Journeys are up +7.0% year-over-year.

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On this day in Buzzer blog history: October 16, 2009

Old Mr Buzzer

We dove way back into the archives for today’s On this day post.

Let’s take a look back at October 16, 2009. The Buzzer Blog was in it’s first few years of publication, and we shared this gem of a riddle/photo puzzle that was originally published in the print Buzzer in, get this, 1937! 

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TransLink wins 2017 APTA AdWheel Award

APTA Adwheel Award 2017

Congrats are in order as TransLink once again wins an APTA AdWheel award in the category of Best Marketing and Communications to Increase Ridership or Sales for our 2016 Evergreen Means GO Campaign!

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