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4 Winter safety tips for transit this season

Winter is coming to Metro Vancouver, and we want to help you be weather-wise by giving you four Winter Safety Tips for transit this season.

1. Hold on!

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TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways: win a retro transit-themed prize pack from the TransLink Store

12 Days of Giftmas - Day 6

Earlier this week, the TransLink Store launched some awesome new merch, just in time for the holidays! Today, as part of TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways Giftmas, we’re giving away a TransLink Store prize pack with some of our favourite retro transit-themed items from Santa’s nice list! 

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TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways: win Compass Wristbands and Aurora Winter Festival tickets

12 Days of Giftmas - Day 5

Another day, another giveaway! We’re back for another day of TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways Giftmas!

Today, we want to help you experience Canada’s largest winter festival. Escape to a hidden village with a beautiful skating rink, tube park, massive light displays, Christmas market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters and plenty of other exciting activities.

For this, we’ve joined forces with the brand new Aurora Winter Festival to provide one winner with a pair of tickets to Aurora Winter Festival AND a pair of adult Compass Wristbands each with $20 in Stored Value, so you can take transit to get there! Read more »

TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways: win Compass Wristbands and Science World tickets

12 Days of Giftmas - Day 4

We’re back for another day of TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways Giftmas!

Today, we want you to take a peek inside The Science Behind Pixar, experience Nikon’s Small World art display, or catch an immersive film on the worlds largest OMNIMAX dome by partnering TELUS World of Science with a pair of general admission tickets to Science World AND a pair of adult Compass Wristbands each with $20 in Stored Value, so you can take transit to get there!  Read more »

T’is the season for holiday events

T’is the season — transit is the season, get it? ? — for holiday cheer and we’ve jam packed December with a bus load of fun, festive activities for the whole family. Read more »

T’is the season for giving with TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways

12 Days of Giftmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… well, not weather wise, but that calendar’s been steadily creeping closer and closer to those holiday days.

To kick off the holiday season, we’re launching 12 Days of Giveaways on the blog giving readers a chance to win some awesome prizes! Twelve days, 12 unique giveaways! While we won’t be sending you French Hens, Golden Rings or a Partridge in a Pear Tree, we’ll be gifting some drool worthy prizes like our all new Compass Wristbands, TransLink merch, and a host of other gold medal winning gear. Read more »

Tap into style with Compass Wristbands

Compass Wristbands

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. Read more »

Join us for TransLink’s last Open Board Meeting of the year – December 6, 2018

TransLink Open Board Meeting

TransLink’s quarterly board meetings are open to the public and you’re invited to attend the last 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 »

#MyTransLink – November 20

Creativity is abound in this edition of #MyTransLink. From land, sea and sky our ever-prepared transit photographers once again capture the breathtaking beauty that this region holds. If you’re new here, #MyTransLink is our weekly commuter photo series comprised of pictures taken by you, our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts in and around Metro Vancouver. This series has been running for nearly a year and has captured a wide range of shots from every corner of this region.

Scroll to through the shots on this page and see what our riders see each and every day on their commutes. And don’t forget to check the bottom of this post to see who our random winner is this week!

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#MyTransLink – November 13

Clear blue skies and brisk, chilly mornings make up this shoulder season, where fall meets winter.

Each week, we put a call out to Metro Vancouverites, tourists, and transit fans alike to capture your favourite moments on and around transit in our region. The photos you submit via social media using the hashtag #MyTransLink make up this series. So snap, tag and share and you might wind up like our lucky random winner (below), and get your hands on some TransLink swag!

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#MyTransLink – November 6

It’s that time of week again, where we bring you a curated look at transit in and around our region. If you’re visiting for the first time, #MyTransLink is a weekly commuter photo series brought to you by, well… YOU! That’s right, #MyTransLink features shots of transit around Metro Vancouver taken by our readers, customers, and transit enthusiasts alike.

So, without further ado, scroll down to see our favourite shots from the weeks that were and check out who our random prize winner is!

 

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Get yours today! … Date: 05 11 2018 Camera: Huawei P20 #myTransLink #TransLink #LestWeForget #Compass

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#CanadaRemembers – honouring veterans with commemorative Compass Cards

Remembrance Day Compass Cards

The POPPY DESIGN is a registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command and is used under licence.

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

We are proud to launch two variations of a limited edition, commemorative Compass Card in honour of all Canadian veterans who have served our country.

Adult Compass Cards, adorned with an illustrated poppy design, will be available until supplies last in Compass Vending Machines at 25 SkyTrain stations across the system.

Look for the Remembrance Day-branded sign atop vending machines or contact Customer Information (604-953-3333) to find out where cards are still available.

They will also be available at Stadium–Chinatown Station’s Compass Customer Service and the West Coast Express office at Waterfront Station.

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4 tips for a successful bike commute

The Canada Line bike bridge

Whether the weather, improving your health and the health and well-being of our communities, cost savings or just looking for a change, bike commuting is a great option for getting around Metro Vancouver. Part of being an organization focused on the effective movement of people and goods across our region means we are dedicated to thinking outside the box when it comes to transportation.

This means transit in our region isn’t just bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain and West Coast Express, but also investing in cycling and cycling infrastructure like bike routes and bike parkades and bus bike racks, integration of apps to assist with multi-modal transportation, and opportunities to leverage car share partnerships to expand commuter’s point A to point B travel options.

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#MyTransLink – October 30

In case you missed it, this week is Fall Bike to Work Week! By default, here at TransLink we are passionate about public transport, moving people, and fostering a sustainable, livable region. Metro Vancouver is a cycle happy city where many residents rely more predominantly on two wheels than four.

That’s why it’s important that we, as an organization do what we can to foster multi-modal transportation. As you can see from this week’s #MyTransLink photos, there is no shortage of multi-modal travel around here! Scroll down to see our favourite shots from the weeks that were and check out who our random prize winner is!

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Fall Bike to Work Week is back from October 29 – November 4

Bike to Work Week

Fall is here, and despite the rain, it’s still a great time to get out on your bike! Once again, we’ve joined up with our favourite cycling partners to help celebrate Fall Bike to Work Week from October 29 – November 4.

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