With fare gates coming into operation at SkyTrain and Canada Line stations
next year, TransLink has yet to smooth out potential wrinkles in the new
One involves a particular benefit enjoyed by riders with prepaid passes. On
Sundays and holidays, two adults and four children aged 13 and under can travel
on a single TransLink adult monthly fare card or West Coast Express 28-day pass,
or an annual employer transit pass.
“All we can tell you right now is that the offering will still be there,”
spokesperson Ken Hardie told the Straight by phone. “How it will work—at this
point, we don’t have that detail for you.”
After a review of discounts and programs in its tariff, TransLink will make
changes that will affect customers. As part of the changes, several programs
will be discontinued.
As approved by the TransLink Board, the changes to the tariff include the
Free travel for family members of monthly pass holders on Sundays and holidays
effective January 1, 2014.