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#MyTransLink – May 7

From sunrise to sunset, the landscape and scenery around the region brings a stunning display of beauty each and every day. As the days are getting lighter and trees are getting brighter, it’s reflected in the stunning shots that you share with us. #MyTransLink is an in transit themed photo series where Metro Vancouverites, neighbours and visitors alike to snap and share their favourite transit-related shots from around the region.

Each week we gain a new perspective of ever-changing landscape around Metro Vancouver.

So scroll on down, and check out the people, places and things featured in #MyTransLink.

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#MyTransLink – April 30

Andy Warhol said it best –

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

Truer words could not be spoken about transit photography. Each week, we ask Metro Vancouver residents, neighbours and visitors alike to snap and share their favourite transit-related shots from around the region. Each week we gain a new perspective of ever-changing landscape around Metro Vancouver.

So scroll on down, and check out the people, places and things featured in #MyTransLink.

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Top 10 busiest SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver

Transit ridership is on the rise again, in fact, 2018 saw a 7.1 per cent system-wide increase in boardings over 2017 (our biggest annual increase ever!) which brings us to  record 437.4 million!

The 2018 Transit Service Performance Review (TSPR) measures ridership, cost, reliability, on-time performance and crowding across all transit modes. The findings are an important planning tool that help inform upcoming service change requirements and identify other opportunities to improve service for our customers.

Top 10 Busiest SkyTrain stations

SkyTrain ridership alone was up 5.7 per cent in 2018, rising to 160.0 million annual boardings.  The Expo and Millennium Lines together had 111.3 million annual boardings (5.9% increase) and the Canada Line had 48.7 million annual boardings (5.3% increase).

That’s a lot of people Metro Vancouver!

We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Busiest SkyTrain stations around the region.

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10 busiest bus routes in Metro Vancouver

Region-wide transit use hit another all-time high in 2018 with a 7.1 percent system-wide increase in overall boardings, our biggest ever annual increase!

It’s a well-known fact that Metro Vancouver residents and visitors alike are flocking to the bus system bringing an unprecedented eight per cent growth in annual bus ridership.

We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 busiest bus routes in Metro Vancouver.

Top 10 busiest bus routes in Metro Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#MyTransLink – April 23

Just like the sun, we’re back with another edition of #MyTransLink. Our weekly curated photo series featuring the best shots in and around transit by YOU – our dedicated team of transit users, photographers and neighbours.

Scroll down to check out the week that was!

The April 2019 edition of The Buzzer is now on the system

April Print edition of The Buzzer

We’re welcoming spring with the latest edition of The Buzzer.

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#MyTransLink – April 16

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s our (and maybe yours too?) favourite day of the week. The day where we scour the depths of the internet to share the best user generated photos that make up #MyTransLink. If you’re new here, #MyTransLink is a weekly photo series where Metro Vancouver transit users, neighbours and enthusiasts flock to Instagram to share the beauty that is our region, in transit.

Scroll down to see what’s been captured since last time.

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#MyTransLink – April 9

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville

TransLink takes you to school, to work, to your favourite restaurant and everywhere in between. #MyTransLink is our weekly series that connects us through the eyes (and lens) of our commuters. Each week, Metro Vancouver transit users, neighbours and enthusiasts flock to Instagram to share the beauty that is our region, in transit.

Scroll down to see what’s new in #MyTransLink since last time.

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The Buzzer illustrator interview: Amy Knill

The February special edition of The Buzzer, was special for many reasons. Not only did it feature The Buzzer itself helping two ladies find love on transit, it also contained a free Valentine’s Day card, a fun word search, and so much more.  Read more »

TransLink takes you to BC Uncorked

Metro Vancouver is over flowing with amazing places to go and things to see and do.

TransLink takes you to 9 (or more) epic hikes, to at least 7 drool worthy pie shops, to your favourite slop-side destinations and now BC Uncorked!

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#MyTransLink – March 26

Spring has officially sprung in Metro Vancouver and we’re swapping our snow socks for sunglasses in preparation for the season to come.

The streets of Vancouver are already adorned with cherry blossoms, and later sunsets mean even more opportunities to capture that signature golden hour. 

Scroll on down to see the week that was in #MyTransLink.

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Join us for TransLink’s first Open Board Meeting of the year – March 22, 2019

TransLink Open Board Meeting

TransLink’s quarterly board meetings are open to the public and you’re invited to attend the first meeting of the year taking place next week.

If you have an interest in getting to know the ins and outs of how TransLink works, this is the meeting for you! Get a behind-the-scenes look at TransLink’s mandate, responsibilities, budget and more! Read more »

7 transit-friendly stops to get pie this Pi Day

7 transit friendly stops to get pie this Pi Day

March 14 or 3/14 marks International Pi Day. Pi Day is not just an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of π (pi) and talk to their friends about math, it’s also a great day to stuff your face with all of the pie!

While Pi may be irrational, our love of pie is not, so we’re giving you a list of 7 transit-friendly stops to get pie this Pi Day.

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#MyTransLink – March 12

We’re back, after a brief hiatus, with the best of your commute via #MyTransLink. A place for all of Metro Vancouver to share the beauty that is our region, in transit.

So scroll on down and check out some of our favourite captures from the weeks that were.

 

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Meet some of the women who help keep you moving

Metro Vancouver’s regional transit system is full of employees who have dedicated their careers to helping keep the region moving. Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we recognize some of the amazing women on the front lines and behind the scenes.

Make sure to check out some of the other women profiled in previous years, Sarah Tseng, Senior Planner, Mia Pears, Manager, Transit Network Management and The Conductorettes.

Interested in a career that moves you? Head over to translink.ca/careers to get started.

Author: Sarah Kertcher