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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign… New bus stop signs, that is!

Say hello to your new bus stop signs!

Say hello to your new bus stop signs!

Late last year we mentioned how some bus stop signs around Surrey Central were getting a new look.

Now, you may have noticed that these new signs are popping up at bus stops across the region!

That’s because they will become the new bus stop standard for TransLink.

TIPs

Transit Information Panel

As current signs come to the end of their lives, we will be switching all of our bus stop signage across the region to mirror the new look.

The new signs include the “T” for transit, route numbers, Next Bus information and the bay number are placed in prominent locations.

To differentiate from regular bus service, B-Line information will be highlighted in orange and NightBus in navy blue. Plus, they are reflective and easily seen at night!

The best part is really the fact each new sign will list EVERY route at that stop. No more wondering if you’re waiting in the right place, just check the sign!

Another change you may start to see is the end of infotubes at bus stops where they exist and the installation of Transit Information Panels (TIPs).

The new TIPs bump up the font of the scheduled times, include the stop number as well as the recognizable “T” for transit.

The hardware used is much more durable than the old infotubes, which makes them longer lasting and more cost effective.

Thirty-six stops in downtown Vancouver have been updated with these awesome TIPs!

Next up is Surrey City Centre starting mid-May. The rest of the infotube stops will be updated throughout this year.

Author: Adrienne Coling


8 Comments

  • By Billy Zhang, May 18, 2016 @ 5:58 pm

    Is there any chance that we can buy an old signs?

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 19, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    I’m not sure but I will check for you, Billy!
    Fiona, wrong side as in the wrong side of the street? If a sign is placed incorrectly, please let Customer Relations know so they can investigate and have it changed. Thanks!! http://feedback.translink.ca/

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 19, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    Hi again!
    I spoke with Wayfinding and because it will take about five years to change all these signs out, we won’t be able to release the signs when any are left still actively in service anywhere. So, if we do get to do that, it will be a while.

  • By Fiona, May 18, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    When I saw transit sing near me that sing is on the wrong side lol

  • By Joe, May 19, 2016 @ 3:42 pm

    I noticed this when I was waiting for the 99 at Cambie; with sun glare, it’s completely impossible to read the B-Line section of the new signs, it’s just an orange rectangle.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, May 24, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    Hi Joe. It’s nice to hear from you! Thanks for you feedback about the signs. I’m passing this along to our wayfinding team.

    Thanks!

  • By Raymond, May 29, 2016 @ 12:03 am

    whats going to happen to the old signs, will they be recycled?

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, May 30, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

    Hello again Joe,

    A asked our Wayfinding team your questions and they gave me some info below:

    This is something that we would only expect to happen if the light is at just the wrong angle from where the person is standing. Glare caused by the sun should not be a problem if a person moves a little one way or the other to change the angle, or steps to look at the other side of the sign (they are all two-sided signs).

    The B-Lines are the only things that are orange on the bus stop signs. Even if the glare prevents you from reading the words from all angles, the colour still communicates that a B Line stops there. There is no part of the region where there is more than one B-Line, so it shouldn’t be too confusing.

    Thanks for the comment Joe!

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