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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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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter ?

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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

Enter to win tickets to watch the HSBC Canada Sevens

Canada Sevens

HSBC Canada Sevens isn’t just a celebration of sport, it’s the ultimate costume party! Annually, fans don their ‘fanciest’ attire from chicken to egg and everything in between. Come for the costumes, stay for the game!

This year, we’ve teamed up with HSBC Canada Sevens to give away a pair of tickets to watch the the game along with two Compass Wristbands, each loaded with a DayPass to get you there!

How to enter for a chance to win:

  • Comment below telling us who you’d take with you to the watch the HSBC Canada Sevens and how you’d get there using transit (1 entry)
  • Follow @TransLink and @CanadaSevens on Instagram, like this post, and tag three friends who would love to win. Comment below letting us know you did. (1 entry)
  • Like TransLink on Facebook, and leave a comment below letting us know you did. (1 entry)
  • Follow @TransLink and @CanadaSevens on Twitter, and tweet the following: (1 entry) Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the #sofancy7s in #Vancouver, courtesy of @TransLink and @CanadaSevens https://buzzer.translink.ca/?p=55122

This means if you do all four actions, you’ll leave four comments below. Don’t forget to make sure your social media accounts are public so we can see your entry!

Grab the official contest terms and conditions here, and the quick lowdown here:

This contest is for two tickets to watch the HSBC Canada Sevens along with two Compass Wristbands, each loaded with a DayPass.

All entries must be received by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019. Late entries will not be considered.
One entry per method, per person — that means you can enter up to four times in total for this giveaway.
Winner will be contacted via the email provided in the comments below.

Take transit to the HSBC Canada Sevens

HSBC Canada Sevens are played at Rogers Arena, conveniently located steps away from Stadium–Chinatown Station, a stop on SkyTrain’s Expo Line. Use our Trip Planner to find your transit route!

New to taking transit?

Watch the video below, or read our Rider Guide, and check out Transit 101!

Author: Sarah Kertcher

#MyTransLink – February 19

Another week where the snow just wouldn’t quit. Left with remnants of snow plowed streets and sagging snowmen, your photos tell a story of the beauty this late winter brought to our region. Snow capped peaks and blue bird skies made up the bulk of our #MyTransLink moments. Yet again, you – our keen eyed transit photographers, were able to make the most of less than favourable conditions by sharing your shots once more for our weekly photo series.

Scroll through the sampling of some 6,700 photos shared and find the beauty within the everyday commute.

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Finding love on the N19

Finding love on the N9

The date was September 25, 2009. The time was 2:39 a.m. Michael was heading home after a night out in downtown Vancouver. The N19 pulled up, and Michael piled on with the rest of the late-night crew. The bus was packed and everyone was feeling chatty after a night on the town. Michael joined a conversation with a few people he didn’t know — one of whom was Crystal, a woman who would later become his wife. Read more »

The February 2019 special edition issue of The Buzzer is now on the system

February Special Edition The Buzzer

We’re kicking of 2019 with a special edition issue of The Buzzer which you can find on the system now.

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#MyTransLink – February 12

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… only, it’s February – mid-February no less!

Apparently, Mother Nature thought that Metro Vancouver was having a serious case of FOMO, and decided to blanket our region in a rather large (for us) blanket of snow.

Despite the chaos all the white stuff tends to bring, there’s no denying that with it comes a unique beauty that many of you have captured. So take a scroll down the page and check out the amazing snowy transit shots shared throughout the region.

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#MyTransLink – February 5

All-door boarding pulled into the new platform 5 on February 2, and to celebrate, we’re dedicating this entire edition of #MyTransLink to this newly completed station upgrade. If you’re new here, #MyTransLink is a curated sample of transit photos shot in and around our region by none other than you – our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts. So take a scroll through the week that was!

 

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the next station is

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#MyTransLink – January 29

Another week of #MyTransLink is upon us, and one thing is glaringly obvious. Mother Nature in Metro Vancouver has her wires crossed on what season it. From bright sunny skies, to foggy SkyTrain guideways and rain spattered windows, you–our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts once again captured our most photographic side.

Have a look at the photos that follow to see the beauty caught in and around transit in our region.

 

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glad that we’re getting more photogenic architecture in this city

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