Translink Buzzer Blog

We’re proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers for 2018

BC's Top Employer

For the fourth straight year, TransLink (also known as South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) has been named one of BC’s Top Employers!

We’re once again excited to share this fantastic award with not only our employees, but also our customers and anyone else who crosses our path.

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Construction Completed on SeaBus North Terminal East Berth

SeaBus North Berth

Big things are happening for SeaBus! Earlier this week, construction completed on the east berth of the north terminal. These 40 year old buildings see approximately 5.84 million boardings each year, and that number is only expected to grow as ridership continues to grow, and we add to the SeaBus fleet.

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#MyTransLink – February 20

Last week, we asked you to share your best Skyline photos for this edition of #MyTransLink, and share you did. From alpenglow mountains to golden hour sunsets you, our snap-happy customers, community members, neighbours and transit enthusiasts have captured the remarkable beauty of Metro Vancouver once again. Enjoy this week’s compilation, and scroll remember to the bottom to find the theme for the upcoming week.

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RECAP: 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

It was a brisk and sunny Sunday, but that didn’t stop our TransLink and TRAMS crew from taking to the streets of Chinatown to hand out those coveted lucky red envelopes in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

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Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with TransLink!

Chinese New Year

Gong hei fat choy! Today kicks off Chinese Lunar New Year – also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, which is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunar Chinese calendar. This year is the year of the Dog, and we’re excited to be a part of one of the 45th annual Chinese New Year Parade taking place in Chinatown on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

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Love on the line – Valentine’s Day 2018

B-Line Valentine

While the calendar says today is Valentine’s Day, here at TransLink, it’s just one of our two annual celebrations of love. Our annual I Love Transit week shares interesting stories celebrating our riders, transit enthusiasts and generally all the things we love about transit! From Rodney and Darci tapping onto the SkyTrain en route to their nuptuals, to Nina and Jarred getting married on a TransLink bus, and Meghan and Steve unexpectedly finding love on transit, it’s no surprise that this busy and bustling public space ignites so many connections.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out these and some of the other amazing love stories that started on our system:

Love knows no bounds and can happen when we least expect it — don’t believe me? Just check out the pages of pages of I Saw You ads in the Georgia Straight, with sightings on all of our transit modes!

And let’s not forget about your love for us!

Happy Valentine’s day #happyvalentinesday #mytranslink

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Have a transit love story to share? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email to thebuzzer@translink.ca

Author: Sarah Kertcher

#MyTransLink – February 13

Love was in the air with last week’s #MyTransLink theme of valentines! We asked you to share your interpretation of the theme with us and pink cloaked skylines to love for your favourite modes are just some of the shots you, our snap-happy customers, community members, neighbours and transit enthusiasts have captured. Enjoy the view, and scroll to the bottom to find the theme for the upcoming week.

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Laying the keel on our new SeaBus

In case you haven’t heard, Metro Vancouver is getting a new SeaBus! We recently marked a very important milestone in the ship’s construction. TransLink and Damen Shipyards, the SeaBus’s builder, held a keel-laying ceremony in the Netherlands where the vessel is being built.

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#MyTransLink – February 6

Last week in #MyTransLink, we added a theme to this week’s edition—challenging you to show us your lines! It’s no surprise that once again, you, our snap-happy customers, community members, neighbours and transit enthusiasts have raised the roof with some awe-inspiring shots! Check it out and read to the bottom to find the theme for the upcoming week.

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#MyTransLink – January 30

Hey there! Welcome back to another week of #MyTransLink. We’re sharing some of the amazing photos captured by YOU! Our snap-happy customers, community neighbours and transit enthusiasts. Curating these photos is always a challenge because of all the outstanding shots to choose from. Check out this small sampling of our favourites since last week, and make sure to read to the bottom to see what we’ve got in store for next week!

On this day in Buzzer Blog history: January 24, 2011

Old Mr Buzzer

It’s hard to believe that 2011 was seven years ago, it feels like just yesterday. For this edition of On this day in Buzzer Blog history, we’re throwing back to a throwback post where we shared a cool piece of transit history sent to us by Bob Hassan, who had inherited his late fathers collection of Buzzer relics.

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#MyTransLink – January 23

Here we go again! This week’s edition of #MyTransLink once again shares some stunning photos captured by YOU! Our snap-happy customers, community neighbours and transit enthusiasts. Here’s a small sampling of our favourites since last week.

Double the fun: Double-decker buses will add to the fleet in 2019

TransLink double decker bus

Back in November of 2017, we launched our highly anticipated Double-decker bus pilot project, with two, double tall buses rolling out on various long-distance commuter routes.

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Bus Route Buzz – Winter Service Changes 2017/18: Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities

Bus Route Buzz
Bus Route Buzz is our series that takes a deep dive look into quarterly service changes coming to your area. This edition takes a look at improvements to Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and the Tri-Cities. 

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A talon for getting rid of pigeons – TransLink’s Falconry Project

Falconry Project

In a bid to develop a humane solution to address the long-standing pigeon problem at SkyTrain stations across the region, we have partnered with our feathered friends at Raptors Ridge for a six-week falconry project around six of our most bird populated stations. Falconers will be bringing predatory birds, falcons and hawks, to these stations in order to change the habits of the pigeons and deter them from returning.

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