UPDATED: Major service disruptions on Expo Line due to SkyTrain fire

Nov 8 2020, 11:10 am

UPDATE at 12:30 pm: Regular service has resumed.

UPDATE at 11:19 am: There is now a shuttle train on the Expo Line operating in the eastbound between 22nd Street Station and Columbia Station due to a fire at New Westminster Station. Passengers will have to switch trains to continue their journey beyond the service disruption area.

The westbound direction on the Expo Line is operating normally with some delays.

Additional bus services are being deployed to serve passengers between 22nd Street, New Westminster, and Columbia stations.

ORIGINAL STORY:

There are major service disruptions on SkyTrain this morning affecting the Expo Line.

According to TransLink, a fire on the SkyTrain system has resulted in the suspension of service at New Westminster Station.

Trains on the Expo Line are currently operating in a short-turning configuration from Waterfront Station to Edmonds Station, and from Columbia Station to Production Way-University Station and King George Station.

There is no bus bridge shuttle at this time between the SkyTrain service gap. Passengers are advised to expect delays and make alternate transportation plans.

On Twitter, a passenger reported hearing a bang from an old Mark I train, and shared a photo of smoke coming from the train.

The service disruptions began at approximately 9:45 am. There is no estimated time for when regular service will resume.

The Millennium Line is unaffected by the service disruptions.

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