TransLink honours veterans with special Compass Cards


This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

To honour this important anniversary, TransLink has come up with some seriously cool and powerful Compass Cards that will raise money for a worthy cause.

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“We are proud to release commemorative Compass Cards in honour of all Canadian veterans who have served our country,” said a news release about two cards emblazoned with poppies.

Adult cards are available at 25 SkyTrain stations across the system. Look for the Remembrance Day symbol on vending machines or contact Customer Information (604-953-3333) to find out where cards are still available. Adult and concession cards are also available at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown Station.

TransLink will make a 10-cent donation to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund for each card purchased.

The transit agency also announced that veterans ride for free on all TransLink services on Sunday, Nov. 11 by presenting their military ID or record of service card. One accessible fare gate will be left open at all SkyTrain, Canada Line and SeaBus stations.

“We will also encourage customers and staff to observe a moment of silence at or near 11 a.m. across all services,” said the news release.