A big thank-you to our customers for making this happen and joining us on this epic adventure. Above all — thank you Seth for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this for your hometown.
Before we close this chapter of Metro Vancouver transit history for good, we’re dropping all 43 announcements that Seth recorded for us.
Many them are outtakes that we didn’t get the chance to load onto the transit system. Our editor, Robert, and Seth wrote them along with feedback and the odd great suggestion from others at TransLink. Have a listen in the player below! *Note that many of these are satirical in nature and do not reflect the views of TransLink.
The reception was exceptional and you responded in a big way. You watched our promotional video more than 2 million times (and counting!) and you made tens of thousands posts on social media about this.
Our friends at the Toronto Transit Commission also joined in on the fun with Seth voicing similar etiquette announcements with a Toronto spin. Other transit agencies asked their customers who they’d like to be a celebrity guest voice. Stay tuned — a celebrity guest voice could be coming to a station near you the next time you travel.
Hey Vancouver! This is…you guessed it – your transit! And we are here to tell you that we have some BRANDNEW Seth Rogen announcements for ya!
Starting this weekend, and into next week, you can give a listen to (on Expo/Millennium/Canada Line platforms) Seth wax poetic ? about popular transit etiquette challenges like:
Don’t Block the SkyTrain Doors (Version 2)
Personal Audio Devices
You can also catch some other announcements that will play on-board Expo Line trains! That’s right, Seth Rogen has some non-etiquette musings regarding Chinatown on trains travelling from Commercial–Broadway Station to Main Street–Science World Station. If you’re taking the train from Main Street–Science World Station to Commercial–Broadway Station, then you can catch Seth talk about easing off the perfumes/colognes while taking transit. Read more »
The results are in… and the winner is “bags on seats” with 38 per cent of the vote! You can now hear it on trains travelling from Nanaimo Station to Commercial–Broadway Station, at Canada Line platforms, and onboard buses when played by the operator.
Hey #Vancouver, it’s your transit! Help us pick the next Seth announcements. Which one do you want to hear?
Seth volunteered to be a guest voice on transit earlier this summer and results so far have been fantastic! Besides mentions on The Tonight Show, BBC, Fast Company and more, transit users have been sharing their love of Seth’s humorous take on transit dos and don’ts.
Was on the skytrain and the new announcement about taking off backpacks to make room encouraged two teens to shift their bags to the floor. Thank you, @Sethrogen@TransLink . I'm a believer!
Today on the Sky Train a group of five got on a busy train with backpacks. Then, like an angel from the heavens, @Sethrogen's PSA about backpack train etiquette plays. All five had a chuckle and took them off. It was a beautiful @TransLink sight to behold.
Seth’s voice can be heard until the end of October at most SkyTrain stations on all three lines (Expo, Millennium and Canada Line) as well on buses across Metro Vancouver (up to bus operators discretion). You might have heard Seth say something like this:
Reminder! Seats closest to the doors are for persons with disabilities, seniors and those who need it. People appreciate you offering these seats to them. It’s worth remembering that some people have disabilities that aren’t always obvious. If someone asks you to give up a seat because they have a disability, please take their word for it.
That’s right. Seth has been helping transit users at SkyTrain stations and buses on their travels with his take on courtesy seats, cellphone use and more!
Each announcement will run for roughly three weeks or longer. To find out more about the Seth announcements, leave a comment below.
Want to know what would make public transit even more awesome? Seth Rogen!
That’s right, the Vancouver-born actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director has donated his time and love of Metro Vancouver and TransLink in the form of public announcements on our system!
In the coming weeks and into the fall, Seth Rogen’s distinctive voice (and laugh) can be heard on SkyTrain platforms, SkyTrain cars and buses across the region. Seth will be tackling transit etiquette as well as interesting tidbits about Vancouver and his relation to it.
If you don’t already know, Seth grew up in Vancouver using our public transit system and still does so today! We were overjoyed that Seth wanted to help make the customer experience on transit better…and funnier!
We’re also stoked that this idea of having Seth be the guest voice on transit came from our followers on social media and that we were able to make it happen.