Mechanic checks on the trolley wire de-icing truck poles

Did you know about our trolley wire de-icing truck?

In winter, ice or frost can build up on surfaces, including our trolley overhead wires. So, to prevent that from happening, we need our de-icing…


The Aqua Stride: Made to perform and keep you dry!

5 tips every transit rider should know this winter

Winter in Metro Vancouver means shorter days that are often wet — and sometimes even snowy! It's imperative to plan ahead, bundle up, and take……


A four-car train operating on the Millennium Line during snowy weather

TransLink preparing for winter weather

TransLink trialling new bus tires as part of winter readiness measures TransLink is preparing transit services for the winter season as temperatures…


Continuous improvement: testing new tires on Mount Seymour

We’re always looking to improve our performance in winter and continue to test new tires as they come onto the market to see if we can improve bus…


The trolley wire de-icing truck operating at Vancouver Transit Centre

This is how we de-ice the overhead wires that power our trolley-electric buses

There's no denying that winter weather wreaks havoc on several transit systems across the world. But with a little ingenuity, we can keep our system…


Customers should plan ahead for potential weather-related delays

TransLink bus tires, explained

A common question we get asked during the snowy season is why doesn’t TransLink use winter tires? Simply put – we do. TransLink bus tires are winter…


People cross Granville Street at Robson Street, past a bus, in downtown Vancouver on a snow day

Shuttle buses during snow days, explained

The form of shuttle bus that you’re likely most familiar with are bus bridges where we “shuttle” passengers between SkyTrain stations that do not…


Commuters waiting at a bus stop while SkyTrain passes by at Metrotown Station

10 tips to stay safe when riding transit this winter

Winter carries wet, snowy, colder, and shorter days in our part of the world, so it's imperative to be extra careful and prepared when commuting.…


A SkyTrain Attendant monitoring the tracks as the train travels towards Lougheed Town Centre Station

This is why you see SkyTrain Attendants onboard during snow

Nothing is immune when adverse winter weather wallops a city. There's no panacea, but the accompanying challenges can be mitigated through smart…


Art Wittich, a SkyTrain vehicle technologist, shows the hockey stick used to clear ice from doors during the winter season.

The most Canadian solution to keep SkyTrain customers moving, eh?

Winter weather can wreak havoc on a transit system and transit authorities across the world have unique ways in dealing with the impacts. For…


People walking along Hastings Street with bus passing by

The essential guide to riding TransLink during the winter months

Sign up for Transit Alerts We'll text you, bestie. ? Transit Alerts is your one-stop shop to find out if there are any changes to your route, whether…


A Transit Supervisor shovels snow to help buses keep moving

Your questions answered about snowy weather preparations

Today is an extreme travel day and our transit system hasn’t escaped the impact of the snow. We’re receiving a high volume of enquiries about transit…


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