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Universal Fare Gate Access Program

The Universal Fare Gate Access Program provides fare gate access for customers with a disability who are physically not able to tap fare media at SkyTrain stations and SeaBus terminals.

Eligible customers will receive a radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled card to automatically open accessible fare gates when they move within close range.

This program is intended for customers who are:

  • physically not able to tap at Compass fare gates without assistance,
  • unable to tap a Compass Card using available assistive devices, and
  • travelling independently.

How does the RFID card work?

Image of the RFID decal on gates with universal access

The card is read by an antenna above the accessible fare gate as the RFID card comes within range. The gate then automatically opens without the need to tap.

Which accessible gates will have RFID readers?

Accessible entrances will have fare gates with the RFID decal and readers for tapless gate operation. These entrances allow access to platforms in either direction of travel through an elevator.


For information on the program and how it can best benefit you, please call 604.953.3698 or email Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Stations with RFID readers

The Universal Fare Gate Access Program will be rolling-out to SkyTrain stations and SeaBus terminals throughout 2018. See the list and map below for the current stations with accessible fare gates that support RFID readers.

If you require access to a station that doesn't have an RFID reader installed, please call 604.520.5518 on the day of your trip, at least 10 minutes before arriving at a station, to have an attendant assist you at the fare gates.

Expo Line

  • Waterfront Station
  • Burrard Station
  • Stadium–Chinatown Station
  • Nanaimo Station
  • 29th Avenue Station
  • Patterson Station
  • Royal Oak Station
  • Edmonds Station
  • 22nd Street Station
  • Gateway Station
  • King George Station
  • Braid Station
  • Production Way–University Station

Millennium Line

  • VCC–Clark Station
  • Renfrew Station
  • Rupert Station
  • Gilmore Station
  • Brentwood Town Centre Station
  • Holdom Station
  • Sperling–Burnaby Lake Station
  • Lake City Way Station
  • Production Way–University Station
  • Burquitlam Station
  • Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station