TransLink becomes first in Canada to install Braille signage on all bus stops

TransLink becomes first in Canada to install Braille signage on all bus stops Image credit: TransLink

TransLink has completed installing braille signage on all bus stops in Metro Vancouver, becoming the first transit system in Canada to do so. In total, there are more than 8,400 bus stops across the region.

These improvements will greatly enhance accessibility for customers who are blind or partially sighted, by letting them know which stop they are at, and which buses they are waiting for. Each braille and tactile bus stop sign contains:

  • Information written in both Unified English Braille and raised tactile letters;
  • Bus stop ID numbers;
  • Bus routes serving that bus stop;
  • Bay or bus stop indicators; and
  • Customer Information phone number.

In addition to the braille and tactile signage, tactile walking surface indicators have been installed at every bus stop located on property that TransLink owns. These raised surface indicators are mounted on the ground to help customers who are blind or partially sighted know they are near a bus stop while helping direct them to the front door of the bus.

Source: TransLink