Bus Route Buzz: West Coast Express TrainBus – 701

With the opening of the Evergreen Extension, many TrainBus riders will now be able to have faster connection to downtown Vancouver via SkyTrain and…


Burnaby Transit Centre turns 30!

On November 3, 1986 at 4:35 a.m. bus #5101 was the very first to pass through the gates of the brand new Burnaby Transit Centre. Who knew that 30…


Hamilton Transit Centre

Hamilton Transit Centre opens in Richmond!

Today is an exciting day for TransLink, Coast Mountain Bus Company and transit users across the region! The brand new Hamilton Transit Centre (HTC)…


Looking back at Metro Vancouver’s Transit History with Angus McIntyre!

Angus back in the day June 27th marked 125 years of transit in the region. To honour this special occasion we have been mining old photos, stories…


Podcast: Frank Jensen celebrates 41 years as a bus operator

Frank sitting one more time on his bus! Many people spend less than four years at a job. Not Frank Jensen. Yesterday, Frank took his last trip after…


Exhibit of Angus McIntyre’s historical transit photos starts on September 16, 2012

Photo by Angus McIntyre Keith Daubenspeck (Seattle Transit driver), Angus McIntyre and Brian Kelly about to head out for a fan trip with Brill…


Bus photos old and new from Angus McIntyre

An aerial view of Vancouver Transit Centre! Angus McIntyre, dear Buzzer friend and retired trolley driver, sent in a few photos for us to share…


A story by retired bus operator Angus McIntyre

http://youtu.be/a8qoEa6G_RY A local transit legend has been recently featured in one of the videos the Vancouver Park Board has commissioned as part…


Two classic bus photos from 1969

A southbound 8 Davie at Howe and Pender in 1969. Click for a much larger version. Photo by Angus McIntyre! The lovely Angus McIntyre is scanning his…


The 14 Hastings returns to Vancouver: an interview with planner Peter Klitz about the iconic bus route

A Brill trolley with the BC Hydro colours, operating as the 14 Hastings in 1967. Note: This is a scheduled post as I'm away this week, returning…


Friday fun guest post: It’s all about the numbers… on the bus, by Michael Taylor-Noonan

Our old and new trolleybuses at an event in 2007 --- you can clearly see their differing bus numbers! For this Friday fun post, Michael…


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…


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…


Angus McIntyre retires after 40 years behind the wheel

Longtime trolley driver Angus McIntyre will be retiring at the end of May! (We made sure to get the trolleys in the background of this picture :)…


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