Translink has launched its first electronic kiosk at Surrey Central Station and has many more to come. More than 50 new kiosks are to be installed at SkyTrain stations on the Expo and Millennium Lines, at West Coast Express stations, the SeaBus terminals, Park-and-Ride locations, and bus loops.
These kiosks will allow commuters to plan their trip, view live schedules, and receive emergency alerts and messages.
Translink has also announced their first two electric buses have arrived. They intend to launch the pilot project this summer for a two and a half year trial.
This is funded in part by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium.
It’s the first in Canada to test the cross-compatibility of equipment from four separate manufacturers. Nova Bus and New Flyer are providing the buses, while ABB and Siemens are providing on-route overhead fast chargers.
"We hope that the learnings from the Translink rollout will be an opportunity to inform the changing infrastructure needs for the future electric tour bus fleets in Vancouver." - Gwendal Castellan, Manager, Sustainable Destination Development, Tourism Vancouver.
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