Parts of Expo Line shut down for rush hour, staff pumping out water

Dec 11 2018, 11:45 pm

UPDATE at 4:44 pm: Water has been drained from the tunnel. Regular train service has resumed, and Columbia Station has reopened.


ORIGINAL STORY:

TransLink has made an announcement asking Expo Line users to consider finding alternate routes or travel options to get home in wake of flooding affecting the line.

The news comes just an hour after parts of the Expo Line were shut down in New Westminster.

According to TransLink, staff are currently on scene at the Columbia SkyTrain Station pumping water, with a pumper truck on its way.

There are currently 16 buses attempting to ferry passengers between New Westminster Station and Scott Road Station, and between New Westminster Station, Sapperton Station, and Braid Station.

Unfortunately, the buses are unable to replace the capacity that the SkyTrain would otherwise be able to carry.

With the significant waits that are plaguing commuters at New Westminster Station and Braid Station, riders are advised that they “may want to seek alternate routes or travel options if they are able.”

Updates will be provided as they are made available.

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