It was a big week for transit in Metro Vancouver as the Canada Line and the original SkyTrain both celebrated anniversaries. Although it’s been 26 years since we first heard the memorable 3-toned chime announcing the next SkyTrain station it was 25 years ago this week that it was put into regular service. It’s also […]
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Last October public were invited to submit names for Translink’s new electronic farecard. Nominations were made, votes were placed and we now have the Compass Card. Beating out starfish and Tpass, the winning name was submitted by Oleksiy Gayda from Burnaby. Bus operator Anthony Crann, TransLink VP Mike Madill, name contest winner Oleksiy Gaydaand SkyTrainâ€™s […]
Yesterday I came across a post on The Buzzer Blog (via Vancouver is Awesome) that featured photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s ride on the SkyTrain during Expo 86. It was December 11th, 1985 that SkyTrain took its first run through the tunnels at Waterfront Station and throughout 2011, Translink will be celebrating SkyTrain’s […]
When you head down to 7-Eleven Thursday morning to purchase your monthly transit fare card don’t be fooled — Translink’s fare hikes kick into effect April 1st bumping up pre-paid fares by at least 10%. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr I put a reminder out on Twitter and @reneestephen replied saying it now costs […]
On this day in Metro Vancouver history the SkyBridge, connecting New Westminster and Surrey (Columbia and Scott Road SkyTrain stations), opened to the public. The $28 million transit-only structure was built by Kerkhoff Bridge and Industrial Division Ltd., of Chilliwack, and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Division Co. Ltd. of Korea. Construction had started October 28, […]