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UPDATED: Downtown SkyTrain stations reopen after malfunction

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm 15,991

UPDATE at 5:50 pm: The issue has been resolved and service is slowly returning to normal.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A malfunction to a train has led to a shutdown of SkyTrain service on the Expo Line in downtown Vancouver during the evening rush hour.

Trains are not operating west of Commercial-Broadway Station. A bus bridge is currently in the process of being formed between the affected stations from Waterfront Station to Commercial-Broadway Station.

Westbound trains are currently turning around at Commercial-Broadway Station for eastbound trips to King George Station or Production Way-University Station.

The Canada Line is not affected, but expect significant crowding due to the diversion of passengers from the Expo Line.

There is also no impact to the Millennium Line.

TransLink says the disruptions, which began shortly after 4 pm, are due to a stalled train near Main Street-Science World Station. Passengers in the train were safely evacuated from the train by SkyTrain staff. There is no estimated time for when regular service will resume.

Transit passengers are advised to expect significant delays and use alternate routes.

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