UPDATED at 6:15 pm: Regular service is resuming.
Service disruptions are being experienced on SkyTrain’s Expo Line in Surrey due to a medical emergency at Gateway Station.
The incident occurred at roughly 2:30 pm and has resulted in the closure of the station. Transit Police say trains will be able to single track through the affected station without stopping, but some trains will be turned around at Scott Road Station if the single-track area becomes too congested. Every second train will likely be short-turned.
Crowding and some delays across the system may be experienced due to the closure and single-tracking.
Buses that normally service Gateway Station are being redirected to Scott Road and Surrey Central stations.
This is occurring as heavy snowfall returns to Metro Vancouver. Volumes on SkyTrain are much higher than usual as a result, with many regular drivers getting around by transit and workers leaving work early to avoid getting stuck in the snow.
This afternoon’s medical emergency follows a medical emergency onboard a train at Commercial-Broadway Station during the morning rush hour. It resulted in a major backlog in passengers, with delays of up to 30 minutes.
More on this as it develops…