Reflecting at West Coast Express’s 25th anniversary on Nov. 1, 2020

West Coast Express is a commuter rail service that has been serving the region since Nov. 1, 1995 with more than 2.6 million boardings per year.…


15 years of the low-floor trolleybus in Metro Vancouver

Trolleybuses have been a part of Metro Vancouver’s transportation network for more than 70 years! The very first was a Canadian Car Brill T-44 ,…


June 27 marks 130 years of public transit in Metro Vancouver

Laying the line for streetcars at Granville and Robson, Vancouver (Photo: City of Vancouver Archives)  Metro Vancouver’s first public transit vehicle…


streetcar in early 1920s -1940s

The print Buzzer turns 104 years old!

🎉The print Buzzer is turning 104 today🎉 The first publication of the Buzzer was released on June 2, 1916. Throughout the years, the print Buzzer has…


I Love Transit - Angus McIntyre

From one Metro Vancouver institution to another: a retired bus operator on Army & Navy

Retired bus operator Angus McIntyre on his first day of work in 1969. After temporarily closing like other retailers in March to help slow the spread…


A gold medal for transit during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

February 28, 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics' final day of competition and the closing ceremonies. Of…


Canada Line’s 10th anniversary: Transit from past to present

The Canada Line has officially turned 10 years old today! It seems like it was just yesterday when Metro Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics…


TransLink 20: the secret Mark II SkyTrain cars

When TransLink took over transit in 1999, the Millennium Line was announced by the provincial government and about to break ground. Construction…


TransLink 20: our names through the years

A staffer scrapes off the BC Transit logo from a a bus in preparation for TransLink's launch. Nearly 130 years ago, on June 25, 1890, transit burst…


Photos: all-door boarding at New Westminster Station in the late 1980s

A photo of a SkyTrain stopped on Platform 2 with the temporary structure on top of Platform 1. The upgraded Commercial–Broadway Station is now open…


Behind the Scenes: Seth Rogen Recording His Guest Voice Announcements

Listen to all the Seth Rogen transit announcements

All good things must come to an end. As planned, we bid adieu to the Seth Rogen announcements on transit at the end of October this year. A big…


Seth Rogen announcements version 3.0 now on the system!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmISym9wzjE&t=0s&index=5&list=PL0nguxLLheorpOuo7k6rc1CmGc3i8iz8E Hey Vancouver! This is…you guessed it – your…


Seth Rogen - guest voice on transit

New Seth Rogen announcements are now on the system!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDPfcnxPXyA&list=PL0nguxLLheorpOuo7k6rc1CmGc3i8iz8E The idea to have Vancouver actor Seth Rogen as a guest voice on…


Stanley Park (Chilco) Loop circa 1972

(PICTURES) The Vancouver trolleybus network turns 70 today!

August 16, 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Vancouver's trolleybus network. Today marks the 70th anniversary of Vancouver's trolleybus network! The…


Seth Rogen – A Guest Voice on Transit

Want to know what would make public transit even more awesome? Seth Rogen! That’s right, the Vancouver-born actor, voice actor, comedian, writer,…


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