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TransLink releases special edition Compass Card to celebrate SkyTrain's Evergreen Extension

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Kenneth Chan Dec 05, 2016 3:08 am 5,519

Is ‘Compass blue’ a bit too ordinary?

TransLink has issued a special edition of its Compass Card smart card – a green coloured smart card decorated with tree icons celebrating the recent opening of the Evergreen Extension of SkyTrain’s Millennium Line.

The cards are available, while supplies last, at the Compass Vending Machines inside the six new stations built for the expansion.

A recent survey by TransLink reveals that the public transit authority is considering expanding its Compass Card program to include commemorative editions of the smart card that could potentially celebrate special occasions and holidays. Other public transit smart cards systems in other cities, such as London and Hong Kong, offer commemorative and special edition cards as well.

The Compass Card program could potentially expand to include gift cards and accept tap-and-go credit cards and NFC-enabled smartphones. A smartphone app is also being considered to allow passengers to check and reload their balance.

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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