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TransLink plays 7 o'clock announcement for front line workers (VIDEO)

"We want to give thanks to those on the front lines too — including our transit staff!"
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Photo: Dan Tougoet

Vancouverties have been stepping outside each night to cheer for health care workers and first responders from their balconies, backyards, and doorsteps. Now, even TransLink joins in on the 7 o'clock kudos.

In order to celebrate everyone on the front lines, TransLink has played an announcement on its Expo, Millennium and Canada Line trains at 7 p.m. sharp. The announcement played for the first time on March 27.

"We want to give thanks to those on the front lines too — including our transit staff!" states the transit authority on its Buzzer Blog.

"That’s why for the next little while, you’ll hear a voice announcement onboard all Expo, Millennium and Canada Line trains at 7 p.m., thanking frontline staff and asking customers to cheer for them."

You can watch below. 

TransLink has also shared a live rendition of the evening message. And while the company thanks the customer that gave a "wow," they remark, " I think we can do better, so tonight, let’s hear you cheer even louder!"

Fire Chief Darrell Reid shared a video on March 29 to his Twitter account of his neighbours adding a unique twist to the 7 p.m. ritual: the Canadian national anthem. 

Reid filmed the video from the balcony of his Mount Pleasant condo, as a chorus of people in the area proudly sang "Oh Canada."

Have a look here.




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