UPDATED: Severe service disruptions on Expo and Millennium lines due to medical emergency

Dec 3 2019, 6:48 pm

UPDATE at 9:45 PM: Translink says the medical emergency has been cleared and normal service will soon be resuming.


UPDATE at 8:10 pm:ย 
Major SkyTrain service disruptions are still ongoing. The bus bridge shuttle services have now been adjusted; a bus bridge is now running between Lake City Way Station and Burquitlam Station. A second bus bridge is running between Braid Station and Lake City Way Station. Expo Line passengers can use SkyTrain between Waterfront Station and Braid Station.

UPDATE at 7:19 pm:ย Bus bridge shuttles are now set up to transport SkyTrain passengers between Lake City Way Station and Burquitlam Station, and between Sapperton Station and Lake City Way Station. Buses will stop at all stations in between.

Expo Line passengers heading from Waterfront Station and ending their trip at Braid Station can switch to a shuttle train at Sapperton Station and board a train to Braid Station.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Severe SkyTrain service disruptions are being experienced this evening due to a medical emergency at Lougheed Town Centre Station.

All trains are not travelling through the station; trains on both the Expo Line and Millennium Line are short-turning before the station.

TransLink says Expo Line trains are turning back at Sapperton Station. A bus bridge shuttle service will transport customers between Braid Station and Lake City Way Station.

As well, Millennium Line trains are turning back at Lake City Way Station and Burquitlam Station. A bus bridge shuttle service will link customers between these two stations.

The service disruptions began just after 6 pm. There is no indication when regular service will resume. SkyTrain riders are asked to allow for extra travel time.

Overcrowding can be expected given the severity of the disruptions and that the incident occurred at the tail end of the peak rush. Additional security and Transit Police have been deployed to ensure passenger safety and crowd control.

As can be expected, the Canada Line is unaffected.