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Translink To Offer Free Day Of Transit On BC Day

Translink Vows To Reimburse Users Affected By May 22 Shutdown

Following the second system wide shutdown in two days, Translink has revealed the cause of the latest disruption.

Translink’s ‘The Buzzer blog’ shares that it was a human error. “An experienced electrician was installing a new circuit breaker for the Evergreen Line at a power distribution panel when he accidently tripped the main breaker feeding the critical systems at SkyTrain’s operations centre, causing a system-wide shut down of train controls.” The post goes on to say The power outage halted trains and impacted TransLink’s ability to communicate with customers over SkyTrain’s PA systems.”

To compensate frustration, and to show appreciation for customers, TransLink has announced it will offer a free day of transit on BC Day – Monday August 4th, 2014.

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