Translink magnetic ticket format


Translink, the public transit provider for Vancouver, BC, will soon be switching to a stored-value RFID card (the Compass Card), so I figure there's no harm in publishing this now. In short, it's trivial to create Translink tickets which expire many years in the future and can be used to ride the bus system free of charge.


A PDF copy of the report is available at

Some of the code is available at