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

Gas tank of Langley man’s pickup drilled to steal fuel

Record-high gas prices may be to blame for the theft that has left him without a truck

Reconciliation walk builds relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples

Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation begins May 25 in Fort Langley

RCMP seeks dash cam footage in Cloverdale hit and run

RCMP believe same Acura TL involved in two accidents within minutes of each other

South Surrey parents plan appeal of air-contaminants permit

Metro Vancouver gives 15-year OK to galvanizing-plant emissions

Fraser Valley photo clubs to compete at Clayton event

Photo clubs from Vancouver to Chilliwack will compete in the Langley Camera Club’s annual event

VIDEO: B.C. man recognized for spinning basketball on toothbrush

Abbotsford man holds world record for longest duration of time of 60.5 seconds

VIDEO: Vets, volunteers set up vaccination station for sick bunnies

Volunteers, vets try to stop spread of lethal virus

If you see a dog in a hot car, don’t break in: SPCA

People are being discouraged from smashing windows to free animals. The SPCA has tips on what else you can do.

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

Cat found stuffed in box in Dumpster in northeastern B.C.

Still alive, cat was found near Dawson Creek restrained with zip ties, legs forced behind neck

Fears prompt feds to establish BBQ brush safety standards

Wire-bristle safety fears prompt Ottawa to establish BBQ brush safety standards

Don’t forget about women left to sweep up shards of glass ceiling, W7 urges G7

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau champions gender equality at the G7 he is being asked to raise the concerns of marginalized women

Canadian air travel industry fears pilot flight-time limits will go too far

Air carriers urge feds to slow down flight-time limits for sleepy pilots

B.C. man charged with litany of drug charges in cross-border smuggling operation

William Milton Barnes of Saanich faces multiple charges

Most Read