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Year in Review: a look at some of TransLink’s 2017 milestones

As 2017 comes to a close, The Buzzer blog’s taking a look at some of TransLink’s milestones from the year that was!

It was a momentous year as we began delivering the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, our region’s largest transportation expansion in almost a decade. There’s been a 17 per cent increase in service hours for SkyTrain, 5 per cent for both bus and HandyDART, and SeaBus now has 15-minute service until 9 p.m., every day.

Plus our transit system surpassed 400 million boardings! This is the highest number ever experienced on our system in a single year and another milestone in a record-breaking period of ridership growth:

  • 6.3% – Growth in ridership region-wide between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017.
  • 13% – Increase in ridership along the Evergreen Extension since early 2017.
  • >25% – Growth in weekday transit ridership in the Tri-Cities, comparing September and October 2017 to same months in 2016.
  • >50% – Growth in weekend transit ridership in the Tri-Cities since Evergreen launch, comparing September and October 2017 to same months in 2016.

The Compass system marked a major milestone as well. In August, it recorded the billionth tap since the system was first switched on for testing in 2013. And the SeaBus celebrated its 40th anniversary!

Scroll through the timeline below to take a journey through 2017 with the Buzzer blog:

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Author: Allen Tung


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