Transit’s Secret Spaces: What’s between Edmonds and 22nd Street Station?

Welcome to Transit Secret Spaces, a semi-regular series where we tackle questions our customers ask us. Our aim is to bring light to our operations…


Customer with a mask boarding the bus and tapping their Compass Card

Listen: Unpacking the Transit Service Performance Review

Yesterday we released the Transit Service Performance Review or TSPR for short. The TSPR is a sort of annual report card for TransLink that allows us…


Top 10 bus routes that drove us through the pandemic

There’s no denying that these past pandemic years have impacted transit ridership, and Metro Vancouver as a whole, in ways many of us have never seen…


What are bus paddles?

Have you ever wondered how bus operators know their route and what time they should be at a particular stop? Wonder no more! It’s a special paper…


Reindeer Bus, explained

Like the Vancouver Christmas Market, Bright Nights at Stanley Park, and VanDusen Festival of Lights — the Reindeer Bus is a Metro Vancouver holiday…


Where our buses sleep at night, explained

You ride our buses during the day, but what happens when they go home at night? Well, just like the rest of us, our buses need some downtime and TLC…


Shelter buses, explained

You’ve heard of bus shelters but how about shelter buses? A shelter bus is a bus that is dispatched by Transit Communications (T-Comm) to local…


What you can do if you forget something on transit

We all know that that sinking feeling knowing you forgotten something and frantically trying to remember where you might have forgotten it. And of…


Bus bulbs reduce the travel times and transform Metro Vancouver streets

If you've taken a stroll along Robson street lately, you might noticed some recent changes. Temporary patios now line the sidewalk, live music…


How is TransLink funded?

  Many of you inquired over the previous few weeks about how funding at TransLink works. One of the most common questions we received were…


Why are escalators at SkyTrain stations out of service so often?

At a height of 13 metres (43 feet), the escalators at Metrotown Station's west stationhouse are the second highest in the SkyTrain system, surpassed…


Your questions answered about snowy weather preparations

Today is an extreme travel day and our transit system hasn’t escaped the impact of the snow. We’re receiving a high volume of enquiries about transit…


Behind-the-scenes with Transit Security

Who are the sharp looking officers in the blue uniform walking around your neighbourhood bus loop? These are Coast Mountain Bus Company’s one and…


What’s Next for Late-Night Transit Service?

Getting people home safely is our top priority  In recent years, there has been growing concern about ensuring people have a safe and affordable…


National AccessAbility Week

8 ways TransLink promotes accessibility

May 26 - June 1 is National AccessAbility Week - a week dedicated to changing the way we think, talk and act about accessibility and inclusion.…


Categories

Archives