We’re adding a new SeaBus to the fleet as part of the 10-Year Vision and we’re thrilled to announce today the new vessel’s name — the Burrard Chinook!
What’s exciting about the new vessel is once it’s in service, it will allow us to deliver increased SeaBus service to our customers. It will increase every 10 minutes during peak periods and every 15 minutes at other times.
In January, the vessel was christened in the Netherlands (watch the video above) where it’s now undergoing sea trials. It will then embark on an epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and up the coast to Vancouver. After the vessel arrives in local waters, it will go through some additional sea trials, and SeaBus employees will be trained on it before it starts carrying customers between Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay.
March 14 or 3/14 marks International Pi Day. Pi Day is not just an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of π (pi) and talk to their friends about math, it’s also a great day to stuff your face with all of the pie!
While Pi may be irrational, our love of pie is not, so we’re giving you a list of 7 transit-friendly stops to get pie this Pi Day.
Metro Vancouver’s regional transit system is full of employees who have dedicated their careers to helping keep the region moving. Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we recognize some of the amazing women on the front lines and behind the scenes.
HSBC Canada Sevens isn’t just a celebration of sport, it’s the ultimate costume party! Annually, fans don their ‘fanciest’ attire from chicken to egg and everything in between. Come for the costumes, stay for the game!
This year, we’ve teamed up with HSBC Canada Sevens to give away a pair of tickets to watch the the game along with two Compass Wristbands, each loaded with a DayPass to get you there!
How to enter for a chance to win:
Comment below telling us who you’d take with you to the watch the HSBC Canada Sevens and how you’d get there using transit (1 entry)
This means if you do all four actions, you’ll leave four comments below. Don’t forget to make sure your social media accounts are public so we can see your entry!
Grab the official contest terms and conditions here, and the quick lowdown here:
This contest is for two tickets to watch the HSBC Canada Sevens along with two Compass Wristbands, each loaded with a DayPass.
All entries must be received by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019. Late entries will not be considered.
One entry per method, per person — that means you can enter up to four times in total for this giveaway.
Winner will be contacted via the email provided in the comments below.
Take transit to the HSBC Canada Sevens
HSBC Canada Sevens are played at Rogers Arena, conveniently located steps away from Stadium–Chinatown Station, a stop on SkyTrain’s Expo Line. Use our Trip Planner to find your transit route!
Undergraduate students across a variety of faculties, including business, computer science, interactive arts and technology, and engineering recently got a chance to showcase their solutions for sustainable transit, thanks to TransLink.
In February this year, CaseIT presented PIVOT, a local undergraduate ideathon proudly supported by TransLink. Beginning as a spark to an idea, PIVOT was conceptualized in 2018 to celebrate CaseIT’s 15 year anniversary within the Vancouver business community. TransLink proudly supported PIVOT as a theme sponsor, providing powerful insights to this year’s theme of traffic congestion.
Produced by Tania Willard, of Secwépemc and settler heritage, Rule of the Trees is a work that acts as a reminder of the Indigenous lands beneath our feet.
Tania works within the shifting ideas around the contemporary and traditional. She often works with bodies of knowledge and skills that are conceptually linked to her interest in intersections between Aboriginal and other cultures. Besides, Rule of the Trees, Willard has also worked on If the Drumming Stops, with artist Peter Morin, on the lands of the Papaschase First Nation in Edmonton, AB. Willard’s ongoing collaborative project BUSH gallery, is a conceptual land-based gallery grounded in Indigenous knowledges and relational art practices. Willard is an Assistant Professor at UBCO (Kelowna, BC).
We chatted with Tania about the role of art on public transit.
Another week where the snow just wouldn’t quit. Left with remnants of snow plowed streets and sagging snowmen, your photos tell a story of the beauty this late winter brought to our region. Snow capped peaks and blue bird skies made up the bulk of our #MyTransLink moments. Yet again, you – our keen eyed transit photographers, were able to make the most of less than favourable conditions by sharing your shots once more for our weekly photo series.
Scroll through the sampling of some 6,700 photos shared and find the beauty within the everyday commute.
The date was September 25, 2009. The time was 2:39 a.m. Michael was heading home after a night out in downtown Vancouver. The N19 pulled up, and Michael piled on with the rest of the late-night crew. The bus was packed and everyone was feeling chatty after a night on the town. Michael joined a conversation with a few people he didn’t know — one of whom was Crystal, a woman who would later become his wife. Read more »
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… only, it’s February – mid-February no less!
Apparently, Mother Nature thought that Metro Vancouver was having a serious case of FOMO, and decided to blanket our region in a rather large (for us) blanket of snow.
Despite the chaos all the white stuff tends to bring, there’s no denying that with it comes a unique beauty that many of you have captured. So take a scroll down the page and check out the amazing snowy transit shots shared throughout the region.
Pigeons are a nuisance in most cities. Not only are their droppings messy, but for an automated rapid transit system like SkyTrain, the birds can also put customer safety at risk.
Despite our best efforts to control them, they can trigger track intrusion alarms, causing our driver-less trains to brake automatically. These hard stops can lead to customer falls and unnecessary service delays as staff must investigate each delay before SkyTrain service can resume.
That’s why TransLink and BC SPCA are teaming up on an innovative pilot project at SkyTrain’s VCC–Clark Station to humanely reduce the pigeon population — using birth control! Read more »