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Victoria Day 2012 holiday service

IT’S THE MAY LONG WEEKEND! While I’m sure you’ll be busy celebrating the longest-reigning British monarch (although Queen Elizabeth just needs four more years to top her!), you might also find time to see also check out the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, or the various farmers’ markets in the region.

And should you be using transit to reach your destinations, here is the holiday service for Victoria Day on Monday May 21, 2012:

Bus and SeaBus services will be running a Sunday schedule.
SkyTrain will operate a Sunday schedule.
West Coast Express trains and TrainBus service will not operate.

As well, remember that because it’s a holiday, you’ll only need a single-zone fare to travel in all zones all day. Also, every Sunday and on holidays, you can use your FareCard to take five other riders with you for free. Specifically, all passengers with an adult FareCard, West Coast Express 28-Day Pass or Annual Employer Transit Pass can take up to five children, or one adult and four children, on transit with them for no extra charge.


3 Comments

  • By Sheba, May 18, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Uhm… May 25th is a Friday

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, May 18, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Hi Sheba: You’re right! I’ve updated the post. Wouldn’t it be great if the 25th was a holiday as well! Much appreciated.

  • By DB, May 18, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    This whole family discount on Sundays and holidays thing seems like a great idea, but in my experience, there’s not a lot of awareness of it.

    Does TL have statistics on how much uptake this offer gets, and what the costs (foregone revenue for family members who would’ve ridden transit anyway) and benefits (add’l ridership and FareCard sales)? I suspect the benefits outweigh the costs (the buses are running regardless), but it would be nice to know more.

    It seems like a really great program; have a good long weekend.

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