Multiple SkyTrain stations closed Wednesday morning due to snow

Jan 15 2020, 8:43 am

UPDATE:

All stations that were closed have now been re-opened.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Tuesday night’s heavy snowfall has caused significant, system-wide delays across Metro Vancouver’s transit system.

In a statement, TransLink spokesperson Ben Murphy said to expect “significantly slower service on the transit system today.”

“Customers are asked to consider whether they need to travel today,” writes Murphy in an email. “And, if there is a need, whether they could consider travelling outside of rush hours, as commutes will take significantly longer than usual.”

Now, beyond just the buses, SkyTrain stations are experiencing closures due to the snow.

Other closures included Sapperton and Braid stations.

It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that TransLink is advising SkyTrain customers who are already waiting at stations to go home.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, TransLink announced that the Expo and Millennium Lines were facing system-wide delays due to freezing door and train issues.

A Snowfall Warning remains in effect for the region, as total amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected.

The snow is expected to ease by late morning, according to Environment Canada.