Commuters will be paying slightly more on Translink services starting Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Beginning Canada Day, transit fares are set to increase by five to ten cents.
This does not come as a surprise to many as it was announced last November as part of Phase One of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision for Regional Transportation.
In addition, it was approved by TransLink’s Board of Directors in March.
Beginning July 1st, 2017:
- Single-use concession fares will go up five cents and single-use adult fares will jump by 10 cents (including HandyDART)
- DayPass fares will increase by 25 cents
- Monthly pass fares will increase between $1 and $2, depending on the zone type
- Fares for one, two and three-zone products will all increase by the same amount (including the West Coast Express
Translink says the extra revenue collected from the fare hikes will be used to improve services. This includes buses, SkyTrain service, HandyDART and the SeaBus.
As a reminder, if riders do decide to pay with exact change, they’re paying slightly more than Compass card users who carry a stored value.