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New TransLink merchandise lets you take the transit system home

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WATCH: How about some transit on your T-shirt? Or SeaBus on your cellphone? Maybe SkyTrain on your sofa? As Ted Field reports, a new online store is giving you the option of wearing, drinking or even decorating with your favourite method of public transportation – Nov 22, 2017

It may not be as iconic as the London Underground or the New York subway, TransLink is hoping you’ll want to wear Metro Vancouver’s transit system.

The transportation authority has opened an online shop selling T-shirts, water bottles, mugs and even shower curtains featuring Vancouver bus routes and the SkyTrain system map.

TransLink spokesperson Jill Drews said they want people who are enthusiastic about transit to have something to take home or wear on their body.

“You’ll see the blue T for transit, you’ll see system maps, retro designs from some of our vehicles in years past,” said Drews.

Drews says some of the more common requests they’ve received from customers are for miniature models.

“People want to have a little SeaBus or a little SkyTrain at their house,” said Drews.

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TransLink will even open a pop-up shop from Dec. 6 to 8 at Gilmore station. TransLink says all the money from the merchandise sales will go back into the system.

– With files from Ted Field

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