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Seth Rogen – A Guest Voice on Transit


Want to know what would make public transit even more awesome? Seth Rogen!

That’s right, the Vancouver-born actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director has donated his time and love of Metro Vancouver and TransLink in the form of public announcements on our system!

In the coming weeks and into the fall, Seth Rogen’s distinctive voice (and laugh) can be heard on SkyTrain platforms, SkyTrain cars and buses across the region. Seth will be tackling transit etiquette as well as interesting tidbits about Vancouver and his relation to it.

If you don’t already know, Seth grew up in Vancouver using our public transit system and still does so today! We were overjoyed that Seth wanted to help make the customer experience on transit better…and funnier!

We’re also stoked that this idea of having Seth be the guest voice on transit came from our followers on social media and that we were able to make it happen.

Author: Robert Willis


16 Comments

  • By K Katz, July 30, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

    Is this really necessary? Annoying and likely expensive. Why not concentrate on quality and reliability of service.

  • By Allen Tung, July 31, 2018 @ 8:34 am

    Hey K Katz, like Pure Excellence has already noted Seth did this all for free. These announcements will totally help with quality and reliability of service. Seth talks about transit etiquette like not eating on transit and keeping feet of seats, and not holding doors open, which all hurt the quality and reliability of service.

  • By Anonymous, September 17, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    How about to bring some happiness to this city

  • By Pure Excellence, July 30, 2018 @ 4:58 pm

    In reply to K Katz: Seth Rogen did this for free. The only costs TransLink would be paying for is the studio and editing, which wouldn’t be enough money to boost service frequency on any route. This is absolute pennies in comparison to what it would cost to implement service improvements. As for boosting reliability of service, it is kind of out of TransLink’s control, and more at the mercy of traffic and the weather.

  • By Shen, August 9, 2018 @ 4:10 pm

    Hello, could you ask Seth to make an announcement regarding stinky people in public transit specially now that it’s so hot. It’s unbearable on rush hour! Thanks.

  • By Matti, August 10, 2018 @ 8:01 am

    Wow this is annoying. Upgrade the speakers so we can understand what is trying to be said, then save them for actual announcements regarding transit issues. Also Sorry the scripts are terrible.

  • By John, August 10, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

    Absolutely useless. Trains aren’t air conditioned. Canadaline is equipped with air conditioning system but hotter than outside. People painted on the train and bus. Always maintenance and causing so much inconvenient. Simplest routes and nothing complicated still can’t get it right. Way worse the the train and bus in the developing countries. Stopping wasting time on this kind of meaninglessness things. Get your act together.

  • By ilo, August 17, 2018 @ 7:33 am

    This is already so annoying. Don’t want to be held hostage listening to this moron. He’s not even funny.

  • By Shane, August 18, 2018 @ 5:15 am

    This isn’t a good idea! So annoying! Fix the problems and wasting time on stupid things like this!

  • By Allen Tung, August 20, 2018 @ 9:49 am

    Hi Shane, I respectfully disagree. We’re doing this to improve the customer experience onboard transit, and if you check out our most recent post on this—it’s working.

  • By B. Caughy, August 22, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

    So you dump Mr. Feeman the moment someone accuses him (no charges, nothing substantiated) and hite this clown who is the king of toilet humour and calls James Franco a friend and colleague. Mr. franco who is in the same boat as Mr Freeman. Who makes these kind of judgement calls at Translink?

  • By Rodney H. Newton, August 22, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    I saw Seth Rogen in ‘ The Interview ‘ using YouTube. Seth Rogen is funny about North Korea’s dictator, Kim. Robson Square in Vancouver reminds me a little about North Korea. Just kidding!

  • By Paul, August 23, 2018 @ 10:33 am

    Why is TransLink so concerned about having a ‘celebrity’ voice for announcements? Perhaps the criteria should be to get the ‘best voice’ for the task and if ‘that’ voice is so great… they will become a celebrity in time(if that really matters anyway). Please just concentrate on becoming the very best transit system… having and hiring(free or not) celebrities is not going to make one iota of difference.

  • By Allen Tung, August 23, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    Hi Paul, the idea to have Seth Rogen guest voice announcements on transit came from our customers, so we’re just thrilled to be able to deliver on their request.

  • By ilo, August 30, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

    The drivers on the buses are using these idiotic announcements constantly and driving people on the bus nuts. It’s harassment.

  • By Nick, October 4, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

    We don’t need this useless *hit. Here’s a tip for dear TransLink: how about improving your bus services so that we don’t have to stand at the bus station for at least half an hour to wait for the bus.

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