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UPDATED: Canada Line shut down in Richmond after vehicle crashes into elevated guideway pillar

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 26, 2017 4:55 am 10,176

UPDATE at 12:30 pm: Regular train service is resuming.

EARLIER:

Trains on SkyTrain’s Canada Line are not operating in Richmond between Bridgeport Station and Richmond-Brighouse Station.

According to Transit Police, all Richmond trains are suspended after a vehicle struck an elevated guideway pillar between Lansdowne Station and Richmond-Brighouse Station. The incident occurred just before 11:30 am.

Crews with ProTrans BC, the private operator of the Canada Line, are at the scene of the incident to investigate the structural integrity of the concrete column supporting the track.

TransLink is currently in the process of implementing a bus bridge shuttle between the affected stations from Bridgeport Station to Richmond-Brighouse Station, with stops at Aberdeen Station and Lansdowne Station.

It is unknown whether the column sustained structural damage from the vehicle impact or when regular train service will resume.

Trains operating between Waterfront Station and YVR Airport Station are unaffected. Passengers traveling to or from Richmond should allow for extra travel time.

More to come…


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DH Vancouver Staff
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