TransLink’s newest product, the Compass Mini, is already astoundingly popular.
The miniature card, which is designed to be attached to keychains and bags, was made available for sale on Friday morning at the Compass Customer Service Centres at Stadium-Chinatown Station and the West Coast Express Office at Waterfront.
Similar to the ultra-popular Compass Card Wristband, the Mini has already drawn in large crowds of transit riders looking to purchase the product. Social media users have already shared photos of massive lineup, some saying that an hour-long wait has already built up.
This is the loooong line of people wanting to buy mini Compass cards. pic.twitter.com/yKey3mM8Gv
— Michael Doherty (@Michael1957ff) December 6, 2019
Went for a short run at 7am with intent of ending at Stadium to buy one of the new Compass Mini cards, but the line was waaaay too long at 7:40am. And then it started pouring, so I just went home like the fairweather transit enthusiasm I am.
— Erin McInnis (@erin_braincandy) December 6, 2019
#translink Been in the queue for an hour waiting for the mini compass keychain available this morning at Waterfront station. Even city tv was here filming the queue
— Sarah Anne (@Sarah_Anne_617) December 6, 2019
Transit staff have also announced on social media that due to the popularity and demand of the product, the initial four-card limit has been cut down to two.
#CompassMini Due to high demand the customer limit has been reduced 2 per person while supplies last.^RR
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) December 6, 2019
An initial batch of 7,500 has been made available to the public, with 5,000 allotted as blue adult Minis and 2,500 being orange concession Minis.
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