Rudolph the red-nosed bus: TransLink's Christmas bus returns for the season

Nov 22 2018, 7:16 pm

It’s a tradition that first began more than 30 years ago, and it still continues today.

TransLink has unleashed its Rudolph bus from the bus barn just in time for the start of the festive Christmas season. The exterior of a 40-ft-long, two-door bus has been adorned with bright and colourful Christmas lights, plus giant antlers, eyes, and an illuminating red nose on the front of the bus (see ya in 2019, bike rack!).

Even the interior of the bus is decked out in the Christmas spirit with colourful lights and decorations.

This bus will operate on Vancouver-based routes throughout the holiday season, rotating on routes within the city. It will not be dedicated to any specific route.

In previous years, the public transit authority also operated a smaller community shuttle bus with a red nose and antlers.

 

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TransLink’s 2017 Christmas bus.(timothy8610480 / Instagram)

TransLink’s 2017 Christmas bus. (TransLink)

TransLink’s 2017 Christmas bus. (TransLink)

TransLink’s 2017 Christmas bus. (TransLink)

TransLink’s 2017 Christmas bus. (Jefffrey Ngai / Instagram)

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