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Winter Travel Guide

Here are some transit travel tips that can help make your ride more comfortable for you and your fellow commuters during winter weather conditions.

Preparing for Travel in the Winter

When travelling in winter, remember to:

  • Plan ahead: use Trip Planner to know where you’re going and give yourself extra time in case there are unexpected delays.

  • Check for disruptions by visiting the Alerts page, or sign up for Transit Alerts to get real-time updates sent straight to your phone or through email.

  • Ask for help from our Customer Information Team — via Twitter, Live Chat, or phone (604.953.3333)

  • COVID-19 Precautions: monitor how you're feeling and please stay home when you're unwell. View more COVID-19 transit safety tips.

An octopus and monkey preparing for winter weather with umbrellas, toques, and a face mask

Winter Safety on Transit

  • Go slow and step carefully, the floors may be slippery.

  • Hang on while the bus or train is in motion.

  • Walk, don’t rush for your train or bus.

  • Wear shoes with good grip that are good for ice and snow.

  • Dress warmly as you may be outside for longer than normal.

  • Wear clothing that is visible with reflective accessories.

  • Allow for extra commuting time. Transit may be busier than usual, and there may be longer waits for certain services.

  • Watch for your bus. Drivers may not be able to pull into a bus stop, and instead will stop in an area that is safe and accessible nearby.

  • Be courteous and give your fellow passengers space.

  • Wear your mask, they’re mandatory.

  • Avoid touching your face and sanitize often. 

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