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The November 2012 Buzzer is on the system

The November issue of the Buzzer!

In case you haven’t noticed it yet, the November issue of the Buzzer can now be found on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. You can also download it as a .pdf.

There are a number of different topics in this month’s issue. November 18 is an important date if you’re planning on taking the SkyTrain to Surrey. SkyBridge will be closed from the morning until the afternoon to replace two bearings. You’ll want to read this issue to find out the engineering feat that will make this happen! We’ll be running extra buses during this time to make up for the lack of SkyTrain service, however; please plan for an additional 10 to 15 minute wait during this time.

Bus optimization consultation starts on November 10 and runs until December 12. The locations of the open houses were accurate as of last Friday. Please do check the service optimization page before you attend in case there have been changes.

The issue also includes a couple of items we’ve covered on the blog. As an added bonus, my trip to the Lost Property Office has some additional contacts for lost property on other parts of our system that weren’t mentioned in my blog post.

We’re continuing to get some great Halloween costume pictures tweeted or posted on our Facebook page. We hope including the Halloween costume contest in the print Buzzer will generate some emails with pictures of transit inspired costumes or pictures of costumes on transit!

Pick up a copy or download the issue and let us know what you think!


  • By zack, November 6, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I would like to know what would actually constitute a medical emergency/security incident, because ever since the Friday bomb discovery in Surrey I’ve experienced at least 5 hiccups on the Skytrain system in less than week! The first was on Friday, the second incident happened on Saturday when a wrist wratch or handbag was found on Main station and forced the closure of two more stations, my train was held up at Brentwood and Holdom stations for a total of 25 minutes!! The third incident was a “medical emergency” at Edmonds station on Saturday night. The fourth was worse,yesterday I was trying to get to Surrey to do groceries, but changed my mind after waiting forever for a train that will never come. And now hearing recently that New West was closed due to suspicious package, my nerves are pretty rattled right now! So I have two questions does medical emergency mean that someone got seriously ill and does security incident really mean that something suspicious has been found? I’ve asked those same questions to transit staff but have been reluctant to give out the details. Secondly, are these disruptions going to be regular occurrence?

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, November 6, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Hi Zack: I can’t talk directly to the explosives incidents over the weekend since Transit Police and other police authorities are currently looking into those issues. Medical emergencies are usually serious issues which warrant having to such down the system momentarily. We don’t alter SkyTrain service easily. There has to be a very good reason. As for medical emergencies being a regular occurrence, we hope they aren’t. SkyTrain staff and transit police try their best to help riders who may be in distress and to keep the system moving.

  • By Robert, November 6, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Let’s hope the Skybridge work on Nov. 18th finishes quickly. The CFL western final will be played at BC Place starting at 1:30 PM that afternoon with the potential of 50,000 fans in attendance, including a significant contingent from south of the Fraser River.

  • By Alex, November 12, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Medical emergencies are just that… a passenger in medical distress. Over the years I’ve witnessed a passenger having a heart attack and a passenger having an epileptic seizure. Sadly some, fortunately few, medical emergencies are suicides (yellow/red india). For obvious reasons transit personnel and emergency responders will never confirm or deny this and the media will not report it.

  • By User, November 16, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    I have just noticed that the phone number for lost property is not correct. They list the phone number for the blue bus, yet the address of the stadium station lost property. I believe the correct number for the lost property office at Stadium station is 604-953-3334


  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, January 16, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    User: yes, we saw! Sorry about the error.

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  2. The Buzzer blog » Heads up: SkyBridge closed for morning of Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 — November 16, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

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