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Join host Jawn Jang as he uncovers “What’s the T” with Metro Vancouver transit in TransLink’s podcast. Come behind the scenes with us as this podcast reveals the voices and stories that drive your transit system forward.

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Join host Jawn Jang as he uncovers “What’s the T” with Metro Vancouver transit in TransLink’s podcast. Come behind the scenes with us as this podcast reveals the voices and stories that drive your transit system forward.

    S3E10 | Why transit is so important for newcomers

    S3E10 | Why transit is so important for newcomers

    About 120,000 people new residents moved to Metro Vancouver last year — many of whom were newcomers to Canada. We chat with the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia for a better understanding of just why and how transit is so important for newcomers as they settle into Metro Vancouver.

    • 18 min
    S3E9 | Quick Sips: Why there's a third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station

    S3E9 | Quick Sips: Why there's a third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station

    Our first installment of Quick Sips, where we deliver quick and tidy answers to your questions. We tackle why there's a third platform at Stadium–Chinatown Station, the Expo 86 monorail, why the trolleybus routes operate where they do, what are the different buses and SkyTrain models, the NightBus, and more!

    • 18 min
    S3E8 | How are bus routes numbered?

    S3E8 | How are bus routes numbered?

    Think about your bus route. Have you wondered why it carries that number? Well, there's probably a story behind how it got that number. Michael Vena, who is the manager of service planning at Coast Mountain Bus Company, explains the principles they try to apply when numbering a route.

    • 15 min
    S3E7 | Doo doo doo you know the story of the SkyTrain chime?

    S3E7 | Doo doo doo you know the story of the SkyTrain chime?

    It's arguably the most iconic sound in Metro Vancouver: the "doo doo doo" as the doors on the SkyTrain. But how did it come to be? We chat with both the retired and current manager of operations planning at SkyTrain to uncover the history of this iconic sound and how it has stood the test of time.

    • 16 min
    S3E6 | Where does the SkyTrain sleep at night?

    S3E6 | Where does the SkyTrain sleep at night?

    You ride the SkyTrain during the day, but where do they go at night for downtime and TLC at the end of a long day of work? Listen to find out and what an expanding SkyTrain system means for that — all made possible with funding from many years ago. But with an ever-growing system, we’ll need more investments to continue to build it out and accommodate population growth for years to come.

    • 17 min
    S3E5 | How we're helping newcomers learn to use the transit system

    S3E5 | How we're helping newcomers learn to use the transit system

    “Transportation might only be a small part of everyday, but it is that part that makes everything else possible.” Those are the astute words of Chris Chan, manager of travel training at TransLink. Chris shares his challenges learning how to use transit as a newcomer and how that informs his mission to ensure new riders are setup for success as part of fostering a transit system that is welcoming to all ages and abilities.

    • 17 min

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