ALERT! : More info
Translink Buzzer Blog

Be a Mark III VIP and ride the new SkyTrains before anyone else!

Mark III and its older sibling, Mark II

Mark III and its older sibling, Mark II

Ok. This. Is. It.


The Mark IIIs are here, tested and ready for service but just before they’re available to all riders, we want to give you (yes, you!) a chance to get on that train first!

What you’ll get

  • A unique Mark III transit pin
  • A Mark III VIP certificate
  • An detailed tour of the train by BCRTC’s Director of Engineering Assets
    AND…. *drumroll please*
  • Have a guaranteed seat aboard the very first Mark III ride with passengers

The big day will be on August 18, 2016 with activities beginning around 11:15ish a.m. at Waterfront Station – the first ride will be after a public open house and media event.

How to enter

This one is simple!

Tell us why you should be a Mark III VIP.

Email us with your videos, poems, songs, photos or anything else you can think of with the subject line “Mark III VIP” to enter. The more creative, the better!! :)

Be sure to read the contest rules found here.

We will choose the most innovative and awesome entries to win one of 20 spots for this much-anticipated event!

All entries must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2016.

More details of the event will follow for the lucky winners.

Please note: All entrants must have a Compass Card or Compass Ticket to enter the Fare Paid Zone.

Have contest questions? Comment below!

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By Mischa, August 9, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    I wish I could so bad but I am working ?, but if it were a m line train, I could wait for it after my shift !!

  • By Ryan, August 10, 2016 @ 8:38 am

    Are you retiring the mark 1s?

  • By Elfren Ordanza, August 10, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    Ryan: The Mark I’s are not being retired. The Mark III’s are the expanding fleet for the entire SkyTrain system.

  • By Ian S., August 11, 2016 @ 6:35 pm

    Is Mark III service starting in general that day, or is it only one run for the open house?

  • By Adrienne Coling, August 15, 2016 @ 1:49 pm

    Hi Ian,
    After the event, the train will go into regular service and continue throughout the service day.

Other Links to this Post

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Please read our Participation Guidelines before you comment.