We know transit takes you to school, work, and everywhere in between. To help make Metro Vancouver’s transit system a little more convenient, we’re introducing Compass wristbands. A wearable Compass Card made of food grade silicone that you wear on your wrist!
To gauge public interest in Compass wristbands, we’re doing a limited release of 1,000 adult wristbands and 1,000 concession wristbands starting December 3. Compass wristbands work the same as Compass Card—tap in and out when travelling on transit and reload online, at a Compass Vending Machine, by phone or in person.
There’s no cost for the Compass Wristbands, however just like a Compass Card, your Compass Wristband includes a $6 refundable deposit that will live on the wristband. Remember to tap the part of the wristband that displays the contactless symbol or your tap won’t work.
Want to get your hands on your very own Compass Wristband? Visit the Compass Customer Service Centre  at Stadium–Chinatown Station (Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the West Coast Express Office in Waterfront Station (Monday – Friday 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to pick up a wristband while supplies last. Our Compass Wristband trial was a hit and our first batch sold out on day one. We’ve placed another order and will update you when they’re on sale! You can still win one until December 16 in our 12 Days of Giftmas giveaway! Head over to translink.ca/12Days  to see how to win!
Can’t make it to the Compass Customer Service Centre? No worries! Stay tuned to the blog later this week for an amazing giveaway opportunity!
Author: Sarah Kertcher