UPDATE: Fare gates experiencing systemwide technical issues, riders trapped in stations
This is not an April Fools’ joke. At this time, all fare gates at SkyTrain stations are experiencing technical issues.
Transit users are unable to enter or leave the stations and terminals as all gates are closed.
Technicians are working on fixing the Compass Card and fare gate systems as soon as possible.
- UPDATE at 1:36 p.m. – TransLink now says the fare gate issue has been fixed. The problem began just after 1 p.m. and affected Expo and Millennium line stations.
Fare gates are scheduled to begin their full closure on Monday, April 4.
Frozen gates. People stuck on both sides @TransLink pic.twitter.com/K1ipf5f2qO
— ptrleblanc (@ptrleblanc) April 1, 2016
@TransLink ahh happy 1st of April! Well played! Let’s just stand here and stare at each other. pic.twitter.com/fhoPcVCRS8 — Cory Cheung (@cheungkl04) April 1, 2016
Umm. So #translink, I think it’s time to rid #compass. Stuck at the gates. They won’t open. Now I’m late. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/Ou4ado3vVT — Mikayla Clease (@TieGrr) April 1, 2016
None of the gates will open at King George station. @TransLink pic.twitter.com/a5ZAYj91VP — ptrleblanc (@ptrleblanc) April 1, 2016