UPDATED: Downtown SkyTrain stations reopen after malfunction
UPDATE at 5:50 pm: The issue has been resolved and service is slowly returning to normal.
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.
Current scene at Commercials Station. After waiting for than 30 minutes I m going back home no point going to dt since I missed my class already #SKYTRAIN #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/v2HMDbw9xU
— ال هام (@theholyweekend8) February 6, 2018
Current scene at Granville Station. After waiting for than 20 minutes I give up waiting any more #SKYTRAIN #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/pIg8URztsN
— Candice Appleby (@runcandicerun) February 6, 2018
Currently no #Skytrain service in DT Vancouver. ETA for service resuming unknown. cc: @NEWS1130Traffic @AM730Traffic @TransLink @CTVVancouver @CBCVancouver pic.twitter.com/pEupaw9BRW
— Philipp Postrehovsky (@philpostro) February 6, 2018
@NEWS1130Traffic Skytrain stuck eastbound to Main st station pic.twitter.com/lw7LuZO6QG
— Peg Gordon (@nodrogp) February 6, 2018