Three of the new products that just launched in the TransLink Store!
Twenty-years ago this month, TransLink began operating with a strong vision: to remain a unique, made-in-B.C. solution, unmatched by any transportation authority in the world. Throughout this week and the rest of the month, we’ll be celebrating our 20th anniversary!
Anniversaries are a time to celebrate where we’ve come from, but also how we’ve changed and where we’re headed. That’s why we threw it back to 1999 for the latest line of merchandise in the TransLink Store! We added a 1999 New Look bus model, t-shirt and keychain.
As a thank you for choosing us to get around and allowing us to serve the region over the past 20 years, we’re giving away THREE TransLink Store prize packs with the new merch! Read more »
It’s time to celebrate!! We are quickly approaching ONE BILLION Compass taps across the system and we want to commemorate this special occasion and to thank YOU, the Compass user, we have an exciting contest where you could win one of ten, special edition #Canada150 Compass Cards loaded with $50 in Stored Value!
Update: Around 8:30 a.m. on August 24, 2017, a customer who boarded a bus on the 100 22nd Station/Marpole Loop tapped in on the bus’s mobile validator to record the billionth tap since the Compass system was first switched on for testing in September 2013! Read more »
Hey Metro Vancouver. We LOVE that you LOVE the new, limited edition #Canada150 Compass Cards! In fact, you love them so much that you’ve bought out SIX of 16 Compass Vending Machine locations around the region in just 24 hours!
As of July 4, #Canada150 commemorative Compass Cards have sold out.
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Burrard Otter – Photo Courtesy of SeaBus Marine Attendant Shirley DeRusha
Look at that beauty. All the style and swagger one would expect from a sea-faring vessel that ferries more than 17,000 passengers between downtown and the North Shore each and every weekday. Not to mention the 11-15,000 daily riders on weekends!
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The Hamilton Transit Centre (HTC) is Coast Mountain Bus Company’s (CMBC’s) newest transit bus operations and maintenance centre for buses.
This location will house up to 80 Community Shuttle buses and 150 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled buses. HTC will perform three main functions including bus dispatch, bus service (fuel and wash), and bus maintenance. With its higher capacity for bus maintenance and storage, the HTC will increase efficiency and prepare our transit operations for growth in the region.
In celebration of I Love Transit Week, we’re opening the doors of HTC at UPDATE:
10:00am 5:00pm on Friday September 2nd for 10 lucky Buzzer Blog readers to take advantage of a behind the scenes look at everything that our newest facility has to offer.
How to enter
Entry is simple! Comment on this blog post below with your favourite bus route to be entered to win this one of a kind experience!
Be sure to read the contest rules found here.
All entries must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on August 26, 2016.
More details of the event will follow for the lucky winners.
UPDATE: Please note the new time of 5:00pm for the event!
Author: Sarah Kertcher
We’ve been celebrating a lot here at TransLink! There was 40,000 followers on Twitter, then 50,000 of you following us and now you’ve helped us reach a monumental 100,000 Twitter followers!
The @TransLink Twitter account started way back in February of 2010 during the Winter Olympics, providing riders with breaking news and key service updates.
In November of 2010 we launched a one-month pilot project in an effort to better serve our customers. It was extended multiple times before becoming a permanent service in February 2011!
In fact, our Customer Information team is in such high demand, on March 14th of this year, we extended our Customer Information service hours on Twitter from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week to:
Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
to answer all your service-related questions and provide service updates, tips, and information to all 100,000+ of you!
To celebrate this excellent milestone, we’re having a giveaway (Prizing to be announced soon!) To enter, simply follow @TransLink and retweet one of the following tweets from our Twitter team:
Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, 2016 and we’ll randomly select a winner on June 2nd, 2016. Make sure to check out the contest terms and conditions for all the details on the contest.
Author: Sarah Kertcher
Congratulations to the grand prize winner Fiona McNinch!
Drum roll please…
Congratulations to Fiona McNinch, the grand prize winner of the Playland prize package, courtesy of Pacific National Exhibition.
Four other lucky winners also took home some great prizes:
- Marla Gordon – Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour prize package, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions!
- Sherry Harder – Capilano Suspension Bridge prize package, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions!
- Andrew Kwan – Vancouver Art Gallery prize package, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions!
- William Paskiewich – TELUS World of Science prize package, courtesy of Vancouver Attractions!
Stay tuned for details on our next contest…
Author: Angela Salehi