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 tires designed for winter? Simply put – we do. All TransLink bus…


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…


Bus route 2 to Downtown driving along Burrard street during the wet weather

10 tips to stay safe when riding transit this winter

The transition from summer to winter carries wet, colder, and shorter days in our part of the world. It's imperative to be extra careful and prepared…


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?

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


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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