Good news for TransLink bus commuters, instead of paying different fares for each of the three zones, now they’ll only pay one zone fare for all zones. Unfortunately, this excludes train and SeaBus. So if you have transfers that include those, it’s pretty much the same expensed. I wonder, where are they drawing the revenue gap from? Is this another experiment? Is this their way of reaching out to students? To help commuters determine what fare apply to them, TransLink provided a decision flowchart, see below.
Bus Anywhere with a 1-Zone Fare
Bus Anywhere With a 1 Zone Fare
Starting October 5, bus across all zones with a 1-zone fare.
Whether you pay by cash, FareSavers or use a Monthly Pass, starting October 5, there’s no need to buy a 2 or 3-zone fare for bus-only travel. Buses and HandyDART will be 1 zone, all day, every day.
If you transfer from bus to SkyTrain or SeaBus, you still need to purchase the right fare for the number of zones you’re travelling in. Zones for SkyTrain and SeaBus remain the same. Fares remain the same for all modes, including West Coast Express.