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TransLink to Launch Interac Debit Tap Payments for Hop on Transit

Interac and Translink have today announced that Canadians will soon be able to use Interac Debit to hop on transit. This will also make TransLink the first transit agency in Canada to fully integrate Interac Debit contactless payments across a regional transit system. By the end of 2022, TransLink customers will be able to pay with...

Transit App Now Shows How Many Seats Available on TransLink Buses

B.C.’s TransLink authority in Metro Vancouver has announced it is offering new features for riders using the Transit mobile app. The new feature will show riders the estimated number of seats remaining on buses. The Transit app will now show a symbol indicating how many seats are likely on board. “As our customers continue returning...

TransLinks Now Accepts AMEX via Apple Pay and Contactless Credit Cards

In May 2018, Metro Vancouver’s TransLink launched support for tap payments via MasterCard and Visa via credit cards and mobile wallets, including Apple Pay. One omission at the time was support for tap payments with American Express credit cards, but that has changed as of yesterday. On September 11, American Express emailed customers to say,...

TransLink to Launch ‘On-Demand’ Bus Pilot Project on Bowen Island

Starting next week, Bowen Island will be the testing ground for a new on-demand bus service. A new CBC report explains that TransLink will be launching an on-demand bus service for riders on Bowen Island, CEO Kevin Desmond announced Monday. The transit authority hopes the project will give it information and experience that could be used...

Should TransLink Adopt Apple Wallet for Compass Cards or Wristbands?

TransLink, which operates Metro Vancouver’s transportation network, is set to test a new tap method at its fare gates, through wearable wristbands. The wristband--which looks like a black version of a LIVESTRONG band--was spotted by users after being posted on Instagram by an employee testing out the new payment method. A TransLink spokesperson told Global...

TransLink’s Tap-to-Pay System Hits One Million Contactless Payments

TransLink, which operates the regional transport network in Metro Vancouver, has reached a big milestone. Since the introduction of its new Tap-to-Pay system on May 22, the company's 160,000 unique users have made more than one million contactless payments. The new payment option for the transit company allows customers to use tap-enabled credit cards and...

New TransLink Guest Voice Will Be Seth Rogen to Replace Morgan Freeman

TransLink originally announced Morgan Freeman would be used to help spread the word of tap payments for fares along SkyTrain and the Canada Line. However, after Freeman was accused of sexual harassment, TransLink quickly decided to “pause” his voice announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign. After Vancouver Sun digital reporter, Stephanie Ip, suggested...

TransLink Uses Morgan Freeman to Help Launch Tap Payments for Fares [u]

TransLink has officially launched support for tap and mobile payments for adult fares in Metro Vancouver. To help spread the news, the company has enlisted the help of Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman. Freeman’s well-recognized voice will be heard at select SkyTrain stations and on some routes, making announcements to riders during this summer, reports The...

TransLink to Launch Apple Pay Support and Tap Payments on May 22

TransLink has announced it their card readers will soon accept contactless payments for Visa and Mastercard, along with mobile wallets such as Apple Pay (and Google Pay, Samsung Pay), to pay for adult cash fares, starting May 22, in Metro Vancouver. Debits cards won’t be accepted, but Translink says “We’re exploring this option for future...