TransLink's new batch of Compass Card wristbands selling quickly

Mar 4 2019, 9:35 pm

The new batch of Compass Card wristbands have been selling quickly, and there are still plenty available — for now.

A new second batch of 10,000 adult wristbands went on sale last Thursday morning, about three months after they were first released to the public.

Lineups stretched around the block during the morning the wristbands were initially launched last December; this first batch of 2,000 wristbands — 1,000 adult and 1,000 concession — were sold out within two hours.

In an email to Daily Hive this afternoon, the public transit authority says there are approximately 7,700 wristbands remaining in the second batch, which means a staggering 2,300 have already been sold so far within the first two-and-a-half days of sales.

The wristbands are only available at TransLink’s Customer Services Centre at Stadium-Chinatown Station or the West Coast Express Office at Waterfront Station. Both offices are open on weekdays only.

Adult wristbands are coloured baby blue, while concession wristbands are orange. At this time, only adult wristbands are available, as TransLink is awaiting a shipment of the orange wristbands from their supplier.

The wristbands were introduced to provide frequent transit users a more convenient way to access and pay for their transit rides. They work just like a regular Compass Card and can be reloaded online, at a vending machine, by phone, or in person.

Similar to the card, a $6 refundable fee applies for the wristband.

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