Halloween 2017 started on a high note Friday October 27th with none other than a #SkyTrainParty hosted by Vancouver Public Space Network. This annual Halloween-themed celebration transforms SkyTrain with costume-clad commuters, tricks and treats, and even a DJ! This Halloween party is not an official TransLink event, but we love seeing creative passengers enjoying our public transit system! Check out some pictures from the fun night here:
Happy Hallow’s Eve from all of us here at TransLink!
Halloween is a fun and exciting time for kids and adults alike and safety is paramount whether you’re heading out on foot, personal vehicle or via transit. The forecast is calling for a clear and dry evening of tricks and treats.
Our friends at Transit Police have six tips to help you stay safe on transit:
Welcome back to On this day in Buzzer Blog history, a look back at the way things were. Today’s post takes us back to a Friday fun post where we asked if you’ve ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?
Heads up Coquitlam Central Station bus users, come October 30, 2017, your bus bay may be moving to make catching your bus a little easier. If you catch a bus at Bay 1, 2, or 4, or ride any of the following bus routes: 153, 171, 172, 173, 174, 185, 186, 187 or 189, on October 30, 2017 you’ll be tapping in from a different bay.
Horray! We’re back again with another eye-catching edition of #MyTransLink. It’s no surprise that our riders and community neighbours take some of the best photos of our region and transit system. We have grown to love sharing your shots across our social channels. Take a look at just a few (there were many to pick from this week) of our favourites!
2017 is proving to be a record year for ridership in Metro Vancouver with over 306 million boardings system-wide. Our latest Compass data is in and it shows ridership numbers higher than ever before proving locals and visitors alike are choosing public transit as their mode of transportation. As of the end of September, 2017, monthly Boardings and Journeys are up +5.2% and +5.4% year-over-year, respectively. Average Weekday Boardings are up +6.9% and Average Weekday Journeys are up +7.0% year-over-year.
We dove way back into the archives for today’s On this day post.
Let’s take a look back at October 16, 2009. The Buzzer Blog was in it’s first few years of publication, and we shared this gem of a riddle/photo puzzle that was originally published in the print Buzzer in, get this, 1937!
Another successful I Love Transit Week has come to a close and we’re pleased to announce the winners, that’s right… WINNERS of I Love Transit Camp! We received so many amazing entries for I Love Transit Camp that we couldn’t pick just one!
Hello again! Welcome back to this early fall edition of #MyTransLink. Our bi-weekly reader-curated series that features your shots from in and around transit in Metro Vancouver.
This week captures a little bit of everything including some stunning shots of fall descending on our beautiful region. Have a look at what made the cut!
You asked for it, and we answered!
Yesterday, with our friends at TravelSmart, Transit Museum Society (TRAMS), and Mobi, we hosted a pop-up event celebrating I Love Transit at the EasyPark lot on the corner of Cambie and Georgia Street in Vancouver. The sun was shining bringing transit enthusiasts young and old out to play some games, win some prizes and learn all about transit in our community outreach vehicle.
Monday, October 9 is Thanksgiving day. If you’re planning to take transit to your turkey (or tofurkey in my case), remember that we will be operating on a holiday schedule.
Here’s what you need to know about upcoming holiday service:
- Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.
- West Coast Express will not operate.
- The Compass Customer Service Centre and Lost Property Office will be closed.
Holiday fares will be in effect, which means you can travel across all zones on a one-zone fare all day long!
Grab all the details on our website translink.ca/holidayservice.
Know before you go!
Use our handy Trip Planner to check your route and schedule times prior to leaving. The information here is subject to change. For the latest and most up-to-date information, bookmark translink.ca on your mobile device so you can know on the go!
Regular weekday schedules for all modes return on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
For the latest transit information, follow us on twitter at @TransLink or contact our Customer Information by phone at 604.953.3333
Author: Sarah Kertcher
I Love Transit Week is here again, and so is the annual special edition of The Buzzer!
Today marks the official start of I Love Transit Week. A week where we celebrate our riders, transit enthusiasts and all the things we love about transit. This year, we’re kicking it off with none other than a love story, in transit.
SkyTrain is no stranger to romantic stories. From chance meetings to proposals and even weddings on board, the next stop for many SkyTrain passengers is love.