TransLink has announced that the Universal Fare Gate Access Program has entered its ‘soft launch’ phase, effective January 15, 2018.

From TransLink’s website:

“The Universal Fare Gate Access Program provides fare gate access for customers with a disability who are physically not able to tap fare media at SkyTrain stations and SeaBus terminals.

Eligible customers will receive a radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled card to automatically open accessible fare gates when they move within close range.

This program is intended for customers who are:

  • physically not able to tap at Compass fare gates without assistance,
  • unable to tap a Compass Card using available assistive devices, and
  • travelling independently.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.translink.ca/opengates.