YVR surcharge to be applied to Compass 0
TransLink’s Canada Line pulls into the Broadway-City Hall Station on Saturday May 11, 2013. The Canada Line serves the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) from downtown Vancouver. The Broadway-City Hall Station is under ground at the southeast corner of Cambie Street and West Broadway in Vancouver, the stop is the connection point for the popular 99 B-Line bus. (Tom Braid/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency)
A $5 YVR surcharge on cash fares departing airport SkyTrain stations would likely be applied to Compass "stored value" transactions when the new card rolls out, TransLink says.
The authority said on Thursday it's considering applying to the TransLink commissioner for YVR AddFare changes but it has yet to submit the application.
Bob Paddon, a vice-president at the transit authority, said earlier this week monthly passes and other types of fares would be left alone. Currently cash and credit card fares departing the YVR stations are charged the extra fee.
"That's what we're anticipating right now, looking at stored value, but we're still working our way through with the mayors on that one," he said, adding trips between the three airport stations would remain free.
Paddon was asked whether the fee would be included for inbound trips to YVR as well, to which he responded, "we're still working through that right now."