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The March 2011 Buzzer is now out!

The March 2011 Buzzer is now on board all buses, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express!

This issue doesn’t really have a theme—it’s just a bit of an update on new and interesting things happening around the system.

For example, we have a nice big list of discounts you can get on Vancouver attractions if you show your transit pass or ticket, which you can also find here!

There’s also a note about our TransLink Twitter service being made permanent, and an update on the bus reroutes for CelticFest and its associated St. Patrick’s Day Parade, during the period of March 16-20, 2011.

There are also a few more photos to share from the 25th anniversary of SkyTrain, which we’ve of course been celebrating on the blog since December 11! (See past posts here!) Photos kindly shared by Alan M, Rob Chew, and David Allen have all wound their way into the Buzzer newsletter.

And for fun, I put in some of the fun poll results that we’ve had over the last couple of months here on the blog, as many print readers have probably never seen them! Make sure to take a look at my fancy graphs :)

Again, we are proud to have a cover from a local illustrator: this time it’s Patrick Wong. Thanks Patrick!

And if you can’t get the Buzzer on the system, you can always read it in PDF form on our website. Visit our Buzzer PDF archives, or grab this direct link to the PDF.

Remember to enter the FareCard contest too! You can win a free FareCard in every issue of the Buzzer: read the issue, then email in your info and the answer to the trivia question by Thursday, March 24 at 9 a.m.. We’ll pick a winner from all the correct answers, and that person will be notified by phone shortly after the draw.

Enjoy the latest Buzzer as always! Comments are welcome below.


  • By Ric, March 4, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Where do we go if we want to change our profile pic?

  • By Sean, March 4, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Couldn’t help noticing that the front page illustration shows one of the original Seabuses with the windows that you can actually see something through. As much as I love the Burrard Pacific Breeze, those tiny windows were a real disappointment…

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 4, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Aw Sean :) Well, glad the SeaBus illustration helps you reminisce about the wide-windowed days of yore!

  • By Tim Choi, March 4, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    @Sean: Aye, not to mention more difficult to replicate in 1/350th scale! :P

    @Ric: the same place where you originally uploaded it, I would think, so your Gravatar account would be the place to go.

  • By Sally, March 4, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Your fancy graphs are lovely! Buzzer Blog is one of my favourite blogs and I love how you can still get The Buzzer in print on the buses.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 4, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    Aw, Sally—you’re making the Buzzer blush :)

  • By Jimmy, March 5, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    There is a typo in the part where it says “$5 off regularly-scheduled tours if you show your transit tramsfer, monthly pass or U-Pass”, isn’t supposed to be “transit transfer” instead of “transit tramsfer”?

  • By ;-), March 5, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    I think the website should also add Hell’s Gate won’t be open until Easter and will be closing Thanksgiving. So is Minter Gardens and Hell’s Gate Translink service starting this summer?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 8, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Jimmy: yes, it is a typo and should say “transfer.”

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 8, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    ;-): I don’t think we’re planning any special service to Hell’s Gate or Minter Gardens. I’ll pass your note on about Hell’s Gate not being open until Easter though — thanks!

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  1. The Buzzer blog » CelticFest and St. Patrick’s Day Parade reroutes, Sat Mar 19 to Sun Mar 20, 2011 — March 17, 2011 @ 8:01 am

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