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Reminder! Bus anywhere with a 1-zone fare starts October 5, 2015

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One zone bus fares are almost here!

As many of you have probably seen around the system, on the news, on our social channels and previously on the Buzzer blog, buses and HandyDART vehicles will be moving to a one-zone fare structure.

This will take place on Monday, October 5, 2015.

What does this mean for you?

No matter where you travel, no matter what time of day, if you’re riding the bus, it will be on a 1-zone fare!

The zones come into play for all other modes across the system.

Therefore, your fare will reflect the number of zones you travel on SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium and Canada Line), SeaBus and West Coast Express.

If you’re transferring onto another mode in the system, the 3-zone fares still apply before 6:30 p.m (except weekends and holidays which are 1-zone).

This means that an AddFare is required for your ticket. You can purchase this upgrade at any ticket vending machine (TVM) located in all SkyTrain stations.

Also starting October 5, tapping with a Compass card will become easier! transfertime_buzzer

Customers with Compass cards or tickets will tap in but will no longer have to tap out when exiting the bus.

Tap in and tap out is still required on all other modes.

SkyTrain customers will see some select gates closed at each station as a reminder to tap in and tap out.

As always, you still have 90 minutes for travel and transferring from the beginning of your journey.

You can find more information at translink.ca/onezone to help you transition to the 1-zone bus fare.

For convenient, one-stop source for customer questions and answers about the new Compass system, visit: AskCompass.ca.

Author: Adrienne Coling


3 Comments

  • By Kelly, September 30, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    On the CMBC (Coast Mountain) can I just show my compass to the driver and tap out instead of tapping in?

  • By Raymond, October 1, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

    For a monthly pass loaded onto my compass card at a compass vending machine, how long would it take to become active

  • By Adrienne Coling, October 15, 2015 @ 9:53 am

    Hi Kelly and Raymond! So sorry for the delay, we’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with our WordPress comment section.

    Raymond: At a Compass Vending Machine, the load of a monthly pass or any fare is instantaneous.

    Kelly, You need to tap on at the beginning of your trip for a couple of reasons 1) the transfer time begins when you tap, otherwise you’d be riding without valid fare and 2) the operator needs to know if you have sufficient fare on your card.

    Thanks!

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