Translink Buzzer Blog

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 and with that, all-door boarding has arrived at the station!

But, eagle-eyed readers pointed out that technically this is not the first time. SkyTrain temporarily had all-door boarding at New Westminster Station in the late 1980s. Read more »

Upgrades coming to 22nd Street bus exchange!

You asked, we listened!

As part of the approved Phase 1 investments in the Mayors’ 10-year Vision, upgrades for the 22nd Street Bus Exchange were identified.

Read more »

#MyTransLink – February 5

All-door boarding pulled into the new platform 5 on February 2, and to celebrate, we’re dedicating this entire edition of #MyTransLink to this newly completed station upgrade. If you’re new here, #MyTransLink is a curated sample of transit photos shot in and around our region by none other than you – our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts. So take a scroll through the week that was!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

the next station is

A post shared by Ernest Ng (@ernest.ng) on

Read more »

Q&A: Transportation expert David Zipper talks ride hailing, new mobility, and more!

TransLink’s second annual New Mobility Forum brought together leaders in government, industry and academia to discuss how we regulate, manage and deliver transportation in Metro Vancouver as we forge ahead into the future.

Transportation expert David Zipper, resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund, was the keynote speaker at the forum. He shared his insights on the future of new mobility and it what it means for Metro Vancouver.

After the event, Andrew McCurran, TransLink’s director of strategic planning and policy, caught up with Zipper to get his unique perspective on new mobility.

Watch the video above or read on for the the interview’s transcript!

Read more »

First look: the upgraded Commercial–Broadway Station

Get ready to experience Commercial–Broadway Station in a whole new way! The new platform, Platform 5, opens on February 2, along with two new elevators, four new up/down escalators, a new walkway over Broadway and two new “next train” information displays.

TransLink invited news media for a behind-the-scenes tour in advance of its opening. Of course, The Buzzer blog was there too! Check out the photos:

#MyTransLink – January 29

Another week of #MyTransLink is upon us, and one thing is glaringly obvious. Mother Nature in Metro Vancouver has her wires crossed on what season it. From bright sunny skies, to foggy SkyTrain guideways and rain spattered windows, you–our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts once again captured our most photographic side.

Have a look at the photos that follow to see the beauty caught in and around transit in our region.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

glad that we’re getting more photogenic architecture in this city

A post shared by Gordon Shieh (@gordonshieh) on

Read more »

Talking transit and the future of mobility with Tim Papandreou

As TransLink prepares to update Metro Vancouver’s transportation plan through to 2050, we brought in Tim Papandreou, a leading global expert in the future of mobility and automation, to introduce the challenges and opportunities of next generation mobility.

Read more »

#MyTransLink – January 22

Welcome back to another edition of #MyTransLink. Our little corner of the internet dedicated to sharing photos taken by you, our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts in and around Metro Vancouver. Transit in our region spans roadways, waterways, railways and guideways!

In recognition of the SkyTrain Fleet Expansion Survey taking place until January 25, we’re dedicating this edition of #MyTransLink to our SkyTrain fleet. So after you’ve browsed the best in transit photography, head on over to the survey page and have your say on how you want to sit on future Metro Vancouver SkyTrain.

 

Read more »

All-door boarding coming to Commercial–Broadway SkyTrain station!

Starting February 2, 2019, there will be a new option for getting on and off Expo Line trains heading westbound towards downtown Vancouver. A new platform at Commercial–Broadway Station will soon be open for customers, bringing all-door boarding to SkyTrain for the first time.

Read more »

Transit-friendly skiing and snowboarding places near Vancouver

Grouse Mountain

Vancouver and snow might not be the best of friends, but you can call them long-lost friends. They meet occasionally and everyone is pleasantly surprised. Until snow bids adieu and heads to its favourite friends on the North Shore.

So, what do Vancouverites do when they want some snow? They head to the mountains that offer breathtaking views – and of course, there’s snow! Read more »

#MyTransLink – January 15

If be more creative, get out more, take more pictures, or be more environmentally conscious” are on your New Years Resolutions list for 2019, we’ve got you!

#MyTransLink is a weekly commuter photo series featuring photos taken by you, our customers, neighbours and transit enthusiasts in and around Metro Vancouver. This series has been capturing our hearts and fleeting moments on transit from every corner of this region.

So scroll to through the shots shared below for a glimpse into the daily lives and views of our riders on their commutes.

Have your say in the next generation of SkyTrain cars!

We want your feedback on our expanding SkyTrain fleet!

The SkyTrain fleet is expanding! Already on the way are 80 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines.

On top of that, we’re thrilled to share we’re planning to purchase an additional 203 SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium Lines, arriving in 2023–2024. It’s all part of the 10-Year Vision – Phase 2 to add 100,000 new service hours on SkyTrain. Read more »

Best breakfast in Metro Vancouver near transit

breakfast spots in Metro Vancouver near transit

The Buzzer blog lists some spots that serve delicious and hearty breakfast

Warm buttery pancakes, steaming hot cups, a cheesy and creamy omelette – you get the gist! Today, on The Buzzer blog, we’re talking breakfast, baby!

And now that it’s a bit chilly, weekends (and even weekday mornings) are best spent eating a wholesome and healthy breakfast to your heart’s content!

Hungry yet? We are too, so let’s get this one rollin’, shall we?

Note: Restaurant timings, locations, and prices may be subject to change. Check each restaurant’s website for exact details. 

Read more »

TransLink partners with Evo, Mobi, and Modo to improve connectivity in the region

Modo carsharing

With more options of shared mobility, you can conveniently travel in the region.

Getting around Metro Vancouver just got easier!

We are excited to say we are partnering with with Evo Car Share, Modo Co-operative, and Mobi by Shaw Go bike share to help make multimodal travel easier, more convenient and more seamless for residents in Metro Vancouver. Read more »

#MyTransLink – January 8: Another trip around the sun

Two years and 6,176 photos and counting shared.

January 11 marks the inception of #MyTransLink, a fun photo series sharing YOUR content.

My TransLink Photo Fun: A new series with YOUR content!

Read more »