Canadian transportation authority TransLink will soon take the next major step in rolling out Compass to Metro Vancouver. On 4-8 April, TransLink will close all the remaining open fare gates at SkyTrain and SeaBus stations.
Following the closing of the gates, passengers will need a Compass Card or Compass Ticket to pass through fare gates and travel on SkyTrain and SeaBus.
“We’ve arrived at this exciting stage by rolling out Compass in phases and listening to customers along the way to make sure we get it right for them. More than 675,000 customers have made the switch to Compass and we are confident our customers are ready for this transition to a fully closed, gated system,” said Cathy McLay, TransLink Acting CEO.
Expected benefits of the full Compass system include increased customer satisfaction, enhanced safety and security throughout the system, reduced fare evasion and better data collection to drive transit planning and ridership.