UPDATE: Medical emergency on Expo Line, expect major systemwide delays
A medical at SkyTrain’s Burrard Station is causing systemwide delays on the Expo and Millennium lines during the evening rush hour period. The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m.
According to TransLink staff, trains into the downtown Vancouver peninsula are operating at reduced frequency levels. Westbound trains into downtown are turning around at Stadium-Chinatown Station; passengers going into the city centre will need to transfer onto a shuttle train operating from Stadium-Chinatown to Waterfront stations.
As well, to reduce crowding issues, TransLink says four buses have formed a shuttle bridge to connect all the stations from Waterfront to Main Street-Science World.
As an alternate route into downtown, passengers are advised that they can also take the 99 B-Line bus service from Commercial-Broadway Station and transfer onto the Canada Line at Broadway-City Hall Station.
- UPDATE at 6:04 p.m. – There are now 11 buses on the shuttle bus service from Waterfront to Main Street-Science World. Downtown SkyTrain service remains affected by the incident at Burrard Station. Passengers are still advised to use alternate routes if possible.
- UPDATE at 8:01 p.m. – Regular service has resumed, there is now access to both platform levels of Burrard Station.
More on this as it develops…