A reminder that it is Remembrance Day on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, so all transit services will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule. There will be no West Coast Express service, and AirCare facilities will also be closed on the holiday.
And regular service will resume on Friday, November 12!
Every year, there are several Remembrance Day parades around the Lower Mainland, which will mean some bus reroutes on Thursday. Here’s a handy list of the parades and the routes they will affect.
Remembrance Day Parade in Victory Square, Vancouver
3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 10, 20, 50, 135, 160, 210, 211, 240
North Burnaby Remembrance Day Parade
C1, C2, 129, 130, 135
North Vancouver Remembrance Day Parade
229, 230, 232, 240
For specific info on these reroutes, check out the Alerts page on the main TransLink site.
Veterans ride free on Nov. 11
Veterans also ride free on all TransLink services on Nov. 11, in recognition of Remembrance Day.
The concession applies to Ordinary and Life Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans and the Korean Veterans Association. Veterans just have to show their membership card to receive free transportation (and sorry, associate members aren’t eligible).
A moment of silence at 11 a.m.
All TransLink services—meaning Coast Mountain buses, West Vancouver Blue Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and Community Shuttles—will also observe a period of silence at the stop they reach closest to 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day.
Don’t forget our group ride offer
And remember, on a holiday, you only need a single-zone fare to travel in all zones all day. As well, on a Sunday or holiday, those with an adult FareCard, West Coast Express 28-Day Pass, or Annual Employer Transit Pass can take either five children, or one adult and four children on transit with them for free.