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6/11/2020



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TransLink logs gradual ridership recovery


From May 31 through June 6, SkyTrain’s Canada Line logged 221,000 boardings compared with 109,000 between April 5 and April 11.
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TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, recorded 2,578,000 systemwide boardings between May 31 and June 6, an 85 percent increase compared with early April when ridership on trains and buses was at a low point due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From May 31 through June 6, SkyTrain’s Canada Line logged 221,000 boardings compared with 109,000 between April 5 and April 11. The Expo-Millennium Line logged an 87 percent increase in ridership with 697,000 boardings compared with 372,000 boardings during the same period. 

Although ridership has been increasing gradually, systemwide ridership is still low compared to pre-pandemic levels, TransLink officials said in a press release.

Systemwide boardings are at 33 percent of where they were a year ago.



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