SkyTrain turns 25 years old on December 11, 2010!

SkyTrain bursts through a banner on its very first day in service: Dec 11, 1985! The caption from the Quarterly magazine: Premier Bill Bennett and…


Vintage Vancouver transit ads from 1958

Vancouver transit ads from 1958, found at the Vancouver Archives. (Item #CVA387-4, photographed by Graphic Industries Ltd for B.C. Electric.) I…


History tidbit: how to transfer buses in 1974

From 1974: the rules about how to transfer between buses in Vancouver! Michael Taylor-Noonan, editor of the Transit Museum Society newsletter, passed…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 4

People in the lineup wave while waiting at Lansdowne Station. Taken August 17, 2009. As mentioned, in honour of Canada Line's one-year anniversary on…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 3

The lineup at Oakridge-41st for the Canada Line opening. Taken August 17, 2009. As I've mentioned, in honour of Canada Line's one-year anniversary on…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 2

Mayor Gregor Robertson cuts the ribbon opening Broadway-City Hall Station. Taken August 17, 2009. As mentioned yesterday, in honour of Canada Line's…


Cupcakes for Canada Line’s birthday!

Amelia Shaw, TransLink's manager of public consultation, handed out cupcakes on a tray. As mentioned, we had a little celebration today at…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 1

Premier Gordon Campbell, Minister Stockwell Day, and many other dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Canada Line at YVR-Airport Station, August 17,…


I Love Transit Week 2010: two belated transit treats

The cover of the 1958 B.C. Electric Railway map! Thanks to Owen for this. During I Love Transit Week last week, two readers posted some super fun…


The last wooden bus stop leaves the ground in Langley

Here Coast Mountain Bus Company employees Frank Crowhurst and Chris Rasmussen stand beside the last wooden post on active duty, and the new metal…


Why is there a third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station?

The third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station, in use during the 1980s! The third track is the one on the far left of the photo. A while back I was…


Friday fun post: 1950 Buzzer showcases the heart of the traffic light system

The Buzzer from July 7, 1950 showed the lamppost that controlled traffic lights in Vancouver's business district. Here's another classic Buzzer for…


Friday fun post: a 1945 Buzzer with planning predictions and poetry

If you like, skip to the end of this post to to read the 1945 Buzzer! Last week: what's your favourite type of seat material? Last week, I asked you…


Happy 94th birthday to the Buzzer!

Images of the Buzzer's first issue! At bottom right is a picture of the jitneys, private cars that competed with the streetcar system. Click for a…


Angus McIntyre’s retirement ride

Angus dancing as the Carnival Band gives him a surprise performance! Photo by Wayne Worden of the Carnival Band. To celebrate his last day after more…


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