The Buzzer blog » How big is TransLink’s service area?

The Buzzer blog » How big is TransLink’s service area?.

TTC Service Area vs. TransLink Service Area

I’ve always been interested to know how Toronto stacks up geographically to Vancouver.  Now I have the answer. Thanks Jhenifer.

No wonder I barely ever travel to the North Shore, the Northeast, or South of the Fraser.  That’s a huge area of land to cover.

It looks like from the eastern edge of Etobicoke to the western edge of Scarborough matches up with the distance from UBC to PoCo.  In Toronto, any one ride within the system would cost $2.75 (limited to travel in one direction).  If you go beyond the Toronto Transit Commission’s service area, then you pay another $2-4 for your transfer to one of the outer surburbs.  In Vancouver, a trip from UBC to PoCo would cost $5.00 on a weekday.

It makes me think that it would make sense to consolidate Burnaby/New West and Vancouver into 1 zone.  Then the trip from UBC to PoCo could be reduced to $3.75.  However, all these fare zones in the system will become moot point when TransLink shifts to a distance-based fare system in the future.  With a SmartCard pass, then the distance can be calculated and the fare deducted accordingly.


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