The Central Park Line: the very first interurban in greater Vancouver

A map of the Central Park Line, outlined on a 1936 Wrigley's transit map supplied by the Burnaby Village Museum. Today, I’m pleased to present a…


Canada Day celebrations and transit service

Canada Day revellers at Canada Place! (Thanks to Canada Place for the photo!) I'm still on holiday: this is a scheduled post! Canada Day is coming…


A tour of the Central Valley Greenway: a major new bike and walking path through three municipalities!

A section of the Central Valley Greenway in New Westminster. I don’t know if you know about this, but after more than six years of development, the…


Olympic mascots take over transit

Miga and Quatchi behind the wheel of a bus. Miga and Quatchi, two of the Olympic mascots, were caught on transit at an event a few days ago! I don't…


Local band spotlight: The B-Lines

The B-Lines playing the Cobalt on May 8. Left to right we have Scotty Colin on Guitar, Ryan Dyck on vocals, Bruce Dyck on drums and Adam Fothergill…


Golden Ears Bridge will officially open on June 16

The Golden Ears Bridge opens Tuesday, June 16! Our CEO Tom Prendergast announced the Golden Ears Bridge opening date this morning: Tuesday, June 16!…


Pattullo Bridge repaving work starts Sun May 31: means evening and weekend closures

A very important alert for all our customers who use the Pattullo Bridge. Repaving work will start on Sun May 31, which means the bridge will be…


Friday fun poll: have you ever fallen asleep and missed your stop?

If you like, you can skip to the end of this post to answer the sleeping on transit poll. Results from last poll: running for boarding transit…


Traffic and transit info for the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 3, and here's some transportation info that you might find handy. First, traffic in Vancouver…


We’ve got a brand new TransLink website!

Check out the new TransLink website! The TransLink website has a whole new look --- check it out at www.translink.ca! We’ve totally redesigned it to…


(Updated) Cambie Street roadwork, Fri Apr. 10 – Sun Apr. 12

Look out: roadwork on Cambie Street from Broadway to Cambie Bridge will cause traffic congestion in all directions this weekend, due to two jobs…


Friday fun poll: have you ever talked to a transit crush?

Last week, I ran a poll asking if you had a secret friend on transit: somebody you see on transit all the time, but never talk to. And after 118…


Take transit to the Juno Awards

The Juno Awards are in town for four days (Thursday Mar. 26 to Sunday Mar. 29), and we'd just like to suggest taking transit to get to the…


A short history of interurbans in the Lower Mainland

The very first interurban on the Burnaby Lake line, leaving New Westminster. (Item 166-001, from the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives…


Snow service update for 9:40 a.m.

The 130 at Metrotown Loop was carrying a layer of snow this morning. Not only did we lose an hour on Sunday, but there's snow this morning? What a…


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