November 1, 2016, 12:27 pm
Once again, TransLink and its operating companies will provide free transit to veterans and members of the Armed Forces and Coast Guard this Remembrance Day, Friday November 11, 2016.
“Providing free transit service is one small way we can honour and thank the brave men and women who protect freedom for not only every Canadian, but our neighbours around the globe.” – TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond.
Here’s how it will work:
One accessible fare gate will remain open at all SeaBus, SkyTrain and Canada Line stations from the start of service to 6:00 p.m. and transit will be free all day on buses.
Ordinary and Life Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans, Korean Veterans Association, Armed Forces and Coast Guard are invited to ride free on all conventional TransLink services, HandyDART and Canada Line YVR Add-Fare.
*Please note* the West Coast Express will not operate on Remembrance Day.
Veterans and eligible members are not required to tap their Compass Cards but please have your membership card ready to display or appear in uniform when boarding buses or entering a fare-paid zone.
For the rest of the public, transit is operating on a holiday schedule and you will only need a one-zone fare for travel across the network.
We will also be observing a moment of silence at 11:00 am, with all SkyTrain, SeaBus, and buses observing this moment at the stop reached closest to the hour.
All TransLink and operating company properties will fly their flags at half-mast.
Service returns to regular weekday schedules for all modes on Monday, November 14.
You can find more information on our Holiday Service page.
Author: Jessica Hewitt