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Remembrance Day 2011 holiday service and parade reroutes

Remembrance Day is tomorrow, Friday, November 11th. All transit will run on Sunday/holiday service; however, the West Coast Express and train buses won’t be running.

Veterans ride free on Nov. 11

Poppy stuck on a bus seat

As seen on the bus yesterday. How many poppies have you lost this year?

In recognition of Remembrance Day, veterans ride free on Nov. 11.

This 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. Free service does not apply to associate members of these organizations.

Free transit service also extends to members of the current armed services including: police (including auxiliaries), firefighters, the Coast Guard, BC Ambulance Paramedics and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Officers. They may ride free in uniform or by presenting their badge.

A moment of silence at 11 a.m.

All TransLink services including: Coast Mountain buses, West Vancouver Blue Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and Community Shuttles will observe a period of silence at the stop they reach closest to at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day.

Riding with a group is cheaper

On Remembrance Day, like on any Sunday or holiday, you can use your FareCard to take one more adult and up to four children with you. The offer applies to Adult FareCards, West Coast Express 28-day Passes or Annual Employer Transit Passes. Please note that this does not apply to Concession Passes.

Remembrance Day Parade reroutes

There are a number of Remembrance Day parades around Metro Vancouver. This means that some buses will be rerouted on Friday. Here’s a list of these reroutes:

Effective Friday November 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45a.m.

Due to the Remembrance Day Parade in Port Coquitlam, the following reroutes will apply:

159 PoCo Stn: Regular route to Mary Hill Rd & Kelly Ave, then via Kelly Ave, Kingsway Ave, then regular route.
159 Braid Stn: Regular route to Kingsway Ave & Wilson Ave, then via Kingsway Ave, Kelly Ave, Mary Hill Rd, then regular route.

160 PoCo Stn: Regular route to Lougheed Hwy & Westwood St, then via Westwood St, Kingsway Ave, Wilson Ave, then regular route.
160 Vancouver: Regular route to Kingsway Ave & Wilson Ave, then via Kingsway Ave, Westwood St, Lougheed Hwy, then regular route.

C36 PoCo South: Regular route to Kingsway Ave & Wilson Ave, then via Kingsway Ave, Kelly Ave, Shaughnessy St, then regular route.
C36 PoCo Stn: Regular route to Shaughnessy St & Kelly Ave, then via Kelly St, Kingsway Ave, then regular route.

C37/C38 PoCo Stn: Regular route to Shaughnessy St & Elgin Ave, then via Elgin Ave, Mary Hill Rd, Kingsway Ave, then regular route.
C37 Prairie/Riverside / C38 Coquitlam Stn/Prairie: Regular route to Kingsway Ave & Wilson Ave, then via Kingsway Ave, Mary Hill Rd, Elgin Ave, Shaughnessy St, then regular route.

Effective Friday November 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Due to the Remembrance Day Parade in Aldergrove, the following reroutes will apply:

502 Aldergrove: Regular route to 264 St & Fraser Hwy, then via 264 St, 32 Ave to temporary terminus on 32 Ave & 272 St.
502 Surrey Central Stn: From temporary terminus on 32 Ave & 272 St via regular route.

For specific info on these reroutes, check out the Alerts page on the main TransLink site or call Customer Information at 604-953-3333.

A tray of poppies being sold outside of a SkyTrain station.

Poppies being sold outside of a SkyTrain station.


1 Comment

  • By ;-), November 10, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    I’ve learned to buy my Poppies the night before to avoid losing them. However I find on some years…. it’s SOLD OUT. Sadly I can’t even find them for sale on the morning of the 11th near Victory Square.

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