TransLink Fare Increases Start 2013

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TRANSLINK FARE INCREASE
TransLink announced Tuesday a new set of fare increases that will come into effect January 1, 2013. (Alamy/TransLink) | Alamy/TransLink

Get ready, Metro Vancouver, TransLink announced Tuesday that fares are increasing in the new year.

Regular 1-zone and 2-zone adult single fares will see a $0.25 increase to $2.75 and $4.00, respectively. A 3-zone adult single fare will rise $0.50 to $5.50. Monthly FareCard passes will see a increase from $81 to $91 for 1-zone, $110 to $124 for 2-zones and $151 to $170 for 3-zones.

The price hike is anticipated to bring in $32 million in revenue, said Derek Zabel of TransLink to The Huffington Post B.C.

The extra revenue boost is intended to cover annual inflation and other accumulated costs the transportation system has racked up since 2008.

"We haven't seen an increase in five years and we've introduced a lot of services since," Zabel explained. "These services include the Canada Line, 48 SkyTrains, Golden Ears Bridge and a SeaBus."

TransLink is planning to release a series of ads around the system in the coming weeks to prepare riders of the upcoming fare changes.

The new fares come into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

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