Free ride for ticket holders

Teens wait for the 501 bus to Surrey at the Langley City bus loop.

Holders of tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympics can travel free to and from the events on public transit.

Event tickets give holders unlimited access to all of TransLink’s services, including bus, SeaBus, HandyDART, SkyTrain and West Coast Express. The free rides last to the end of service early in the morning following the day of the event.

People from Langley who want to travel to G.M. Place, which has been renamed Canada Hockey Place for the duration of the Games, can travel by bus from the Langley Bus Loop on Logan Avenue to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

Those with tickets to figure skating events at the Pacific Coliseum should get off SkyTrain at 29 Avenue, where an Olympic shuttle will take them to the old arena.

TransLink also offers limited edition, six-week 2010 Games transit passes that provide unlimited travel on buses and SkyTrain, including the Canada Line, Expo and Millennium Lines. These passes are good for travel starting February 8, 2010 (before start of the Olympic Games on Feb. 12,) and run right through to the closing ceremonies for the Paralympics on March 21.

The 2010 Games transit passes are useful for anyone wanting to shift to public transit to avoid the traffic and parking restrictions during the Games. The passes are 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. Not all FareDealer locations carry the limited edition pass. Use the FareDealer Locator tool to find outlets near you, and call them in advance to see if they have them in stock.

To check these and other transportation details, including those which apply to the Richmond Olympic Oval and UBC Thunderbird Arena, visit www.translink.ca. The trip planner link will show details of the number of transfers, and the estimated length of trips.

TransLink’s free rides continue throughout the Paralympic Games.

Just Posted

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

WATCH: Farm Country Brewing in Langley City expected to open in summer

Farm Country Brewing is currently under construction and is planned to open in summer 2019.

Dr. Keith Lamont, founder of Langley Community Music School, passed away at age 89

Dr. Keith Lamont’s funeral service is on Jan. 20 at the Langley Community Music School

South Langley centre offers seniors an array of activities

Members decide which courses and activities are offered at the Brookswood Seniors Centre.

Great Gatsby themed gala to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley

The Big Deal Charity Gala is a night of entertainment, food, and prizes on Feb. 23.

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Most Read