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Celebrating 1 Million active Compass Cards! #Compass1million

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond and some other familiar faces celebrating!

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond and some other familiar faces celebrating!

One million active Compass Cards are being used on our transit system.

One. Million. Wowza!

So, who is using a Compass Card? (spoiler alert – YOU ARE!!)

Check out these stats:

  • 100 per cent of Monthly Pass users are using Compass
  • 95 per cent of all other trips (Stored Value or other pass products) use Compass
  • Compass Cards have been tapped upwards of 400 million times since its launch

We are so happy that you, our riders, have embraced the change and switched over to tapping your way to seamless travel across Metro Vancouver whether it is on the bus, SeaBus, West Coast Express or SkyTrain.

To celebrate this amazing milestone, we want to thank you by having a super cool contest! You could be on of eight winners of $50 stored value!

How to enter (you can choose one or all entry modes!):

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (1 entry):

Celebrating 1 million @TransLink Compass Cards! Eight chances to win $50 of Stored Value & a transit prize pack! #Compass1million

2. Regram any of our contest photos on Instagram with the hashtag #Compass1million and tag @TransLinkBC. (1 entry)

3. Retweet any of our contest photos photo on Twitter with the hashtag #Compass1million and tag @TransLink. (1 entry)

4. Find us out on the system at SkyTrain stations this week and take a photo with our #Compass1million Instagram photo booth.

5. Share one of the TransLink social team’s #Compass1million photos on Facebook. (1 entry)

**Privacy settings for your #Compass1million posts
must be set to public to be entered**

The contest will run from Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to Sunday, July 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winners will be chosen at random and notified within 48 hours of the contest closing.

Please read our official contest rules for more information.

Have questions about the contest? Ask away!
Comment below, email us or send us a tweet.

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By SpiderRider3, July 19, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

    The first entry option should actually say “tweet”, not retweet since you are copy and pasting the text.

  • By Adrienne Coling, July 20, 2016 @ 8:01 am

    There’s also a tweet out on Twitter but good call, @SpiderRider3! Thanks :)

  • By jackie, July 19, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

    Did we have a different option to embrace this?

  • By Linda Meyer, A.A.B.A.P.B.D., July 21, 2016 @ 9:37 am

    Can I participate in the Translink contest via e-mail? I am a “dinosaur” I do not know how to tweet or how to instagram.

  • By Adrienne Coling, July 21, 2016 @ 2:02 pm

    Hi Linda, fair enough! Please email with one of the photos to enter :)

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