Lest We Forget: Vets Ride Free on Remembrance Day
November 06, 2012
Tradition continues of honoring those who serve
Once again this year, TransLink and its operating companies will honor men and women who have served in past and current conflicts on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11.
Ordinary and Life Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans and the Korean Veterans Association will be able to ride free on any TransLink service (except West Coast Express, which will not run at all on Remembrance Day). Veterans need only show their membership card to receive free transportation. Please note that the free service does not apply to associate members of those organizations.
The free transit service is also extended to current members of the armed services, as well as police (including auxiliaries), firefighters, the Coast Guard, BC Ambulance Paramedics and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Officers. They may ride free in uniform, or on presenting their badge.
“Providing free transit service is one small way of thanking the men and women of the Services for the job they have done over the years in protecting freedom for Canadians and others abroad,” says TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis.
Also on Sunday, Coast Mountain Bus Company, West Vancouver Blue Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and Community Shuttles will observe a period of silence at the stop they reach closest to 11:00 am.
CMBC and SkyTrain will run regular service on Monday, Nov. 12; West Coast Express will not operate that day, but will resume regular service on Tuesday, Nov. 13. TransLink Lost Property and Customer Relations will remain closed on Nov. 12.