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69 days to go – Transit during the Games…

December 5, 2009

There are going to be a lot of transit options during the Games.  The first very nice thing is that your Olympic or Paralympic Event Ticket will get you onto Transit (bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain) for free the entire day your event ticket is for.  And, if you are volunteering, your accreditation will also grant you access to the Transit system on the days you are volunteering for.  However, if you need to ride transit outside of those times you will still need a valid pass or to pay for transit on the day you require it.  But, as of this month the 2010 Games Transit Pass is available.

What the passes will look like - collector's items themselves!!

Here is what Translink has to say about these passes:

This December, TransLink will have limited edition, 2010 Games Transit Passes on sale that offer unlimited travel on buses, SeaBus and SkyTrain (including the Canada Line, Expo and Millennium Lines) beginning February 8, 2010. These passes can be used for the entire six-week Olympic period through to the Closing Ceremonies for the Paralympics on March 21, 2010.

Our Olympic Transit Passes are a good choice for anyone wanting to shift to public transit and avoid the traffic and parking restrictions during the Games. They will be available at most FareDealer locations where transit tickets and passes are sold for one, two or three zone travel for adults, or for young people and seniors who qualify for “Concession” fares.”

I wish I was a concession fare!  I like the Mascot pass.  But since I’m not, I’ll be getting my one zone pass very soon.  I like that they have made special Games passes, it’s pretty neat!

Now, if you are lucky enough to be attending events in Whistler or Cypress, you have to get tickets onto the Olympic Bus Network:

“Spectators with event tickets to mountain venues should take the Olympic bus network, operated by VANOC. The cost of a return trip to the mountain Games venues on the Olympic bus network will be $25 to Whistler and $12 to Cypress Mountain. Make sure to book your Olympic bus ticket in advance by visiting the online ticket booking site.

For details about the Olympic bus network, visit Vancouver2010.com or see our Olympic bus network departure hubs page for information on where you can board these coaches in Greater Vancouver during the Games.”

So now you’re ready to go!!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2009 8:11 am

    Thanks for the public transportation information … I will so need to map out how I am getting from one place to another!!

    OOOOH, there is so much that I am looking forward to at the Olympics, where do I start :o) I think one of the coolest things is the chance to meet some of the wonderful people I have had the pleasure of meeting via Facebook & Twitter — I have only seen glimpses of their personalities via their posts and tweets!! I love how the Olympics are bringing all Canadians together :o)

    I hope your kmom has a wonderful B-day :o)

    Cheers,
    Hardeep

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