Archive of posts tagged "TransLink"

25 Years of SkyTrain Service


Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 10:11am PDT
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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 […]

Name the Translink Electronic Fare Card


Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 — 2:00pm PDT
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London has the Oyster and Hong Kong has the Octopus… what will Vancouver have? In 2007 I wrote a post about a lack of fare options (or rechargeable electronic fares) for visitors and residents alike, such as the Charlie Card that I saw in Boston. It looks like Translink has finally caught up with the […]

Ride-Share Week 2010


Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:03am PDT
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Even though we have one of the largest bus networks in North America combined with rapid transit, there are still many who rely on our roads to get to and from work. TransLink and Jack Bell Ride-Share present the annual Ride-Share Week to raise awareness for commuting options in particular, carpooling programs. Across BC, commuters […]

Buses Return to Granville Street This September


Friday, August 27th, 2010 — 3:10pm PDT
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As of September 7th, trolley buses will be returning to their Granville Street routes that have been inactive for almost half a decade. Photo credit: Roland on Flickr The affected bus routes are: 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 50 [download a PDF map here]. Note, the 5 will continue to be […]

New Seabus Pacific Breeze Now in Operation


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 — 2:36pm PDT
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Since 1977 the Seabus has nautically connected downtown Vancouver and the North Shore. With a lot of pressure on the Burrard Otter and Burrard Beaver, today Translink officially launched a third vessel into operation and I was there for the maiden (media) voyage of the Burrard Pacific Breeze. My pal Dave, who has been covering […]