"Medical emergency" snarls Millennium Line during Thursday rush hour

Mar 16 2023, 11:43 pm

Editor’s note: According to TransLink, Coquitlam Central, Lincoln, and Lafarge Lake–Douglas stations have re-opened and regular service will resume Friday morning on the Millennium Line.

Commuters in Coquitlam could face a longer-than-usual journey home on Thursday due to a medical emergency affecting the SkyTrain.

In the afternoon on Thursday, March 16, TransLink told Daily Hive that “due to a medical emergency at Coquitlam Central Station, there is no SkyTrain service at Coquitlam Central, Lincoln, or Lafarge Lake–Douglas stations. Extra bus service and staff are in place at all impacted stations.”

SkyTrain customers will have to transfer to bus service at Inlet Centre Station.

The Expo and Canada Lines are running as usual.

For TransLink customers looking for assistance or more information, you can follow TransLink on Twitter or reach its information desk at 604-953-3333.

According to Metro Vancouver Transit Police, it could take a “matter of hours” before service is restored.

The next morning, TransLink said that service was restored and it would be business as usual for commuters.

Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson

+ News