Originally Posted by mr.x2
TransLink ticket expiry times to stay in force
Oct 12 2007
A move to extend how long transit tickets are valid has fizzled.
Transit riders may also have more time to use tickets than many realize.
“The proof of payment is still valid as long as the passenger boards the last link of their trip before 90 minutes,” the report says, noting someone could board SkyTrain or a bus 85 minutes after buying or validating the ticket, then legally ride for another 40 minutes for a total trip of more than two hours.
In addition, there’s also a six-minute grace period, so passengers can board as late as the 96-minute mark.
The number of times I've got on a bus, inserted my ticket, the machine has beeped and the driver has looked at the ticket and said flatly "It's expired" is innumerable. I bet no driver is even aware of this "six minute grace
period" rule. Frankly, they are sometimes *un*gracious about that, and when I consider the probability that the timestamp and the actual time are likely different, I really want to cause a fuss. But no, I buy yet another ticket.