UPDATE at 6:18 p.m. – Regular service has resumed – trains are beginning to move again.
Earlier this evening:
Evening rush hour commuters who depend on SkyTrain should allocate extra time for their travels or use alternate routes.
SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines are experiencing systemwide delays due to a problem train between Gateway and Scott Road stations in Surrey. The power to this span of SkyTrain has been turned off.
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Passengers onboard multiple trains have also reportedly opened train doors and are walking on tracks, causing further delays.
Transit Police have previously stated that those caught opening train doors and walking on the tracks could be fined upwards of $230. Criminal charges of public mischief are also possible.
The breakdown began just after 5 p.m. TransLink does not know when the problem train will be removed from the tracks. Early reports indicate that the train overheated and the motor turned off.
My skytrain seems to have died… — Laurie Vogstad (@80sRockerChick) September 6, 2014
what the actual fuck is wrONG WITH PEOPLE THE SKY TRAIN LADY SAYS NOT TO DO THAT CONSTANTLY
— grace (@PUGPIZZA) September 6, 2014
— Simon Little (@MrSimonLittle) September 6, 2014
Of course a skytrain would stop in between two stations than have dumb people get out and start walking along the tracks #adventuresofLandon
— Landon McLaren (@mclaren_47) September 6, 2014
To the passengers that “broke free” of the @TransLink Skytrain, delaying the entire system & the start of my weekend: You better watch it.
— Amber Saundry (@AmberJadeBC) September 6, 2014
Passengers that exit #SkyTrain onto the guideway without permission should be fined. It just creates further delays.
— Matthew Lebrun (@matthewlebrun) September 6, 2014
Fucking SkyTrain passengers breaking out of trains break it for everybody. STAY IN YOUR FUCKING TRAINS.
— Brad Cavanagh (@CanSpice) September 6, 2014
PA says some people have left a stopped train and walking on #skytrain track. All of us now waiting…waiting.
— Trevor Pancoust (@TrevorPancoust) September 6, 2014
They keep saying passengers were “breaking free” from the train. Skytrain zoo #skytrain
— helena friesen (@Y2Khappened) September 6, 2014
— LG 104.3 (@LG1043) September 6, 2014
— rard (@vancitylife) September 6, 2014
So basically all the Skytrain delays right now are because of you morons who are forcing doors open and going into the tracks. Idiots.
— burd (@DJakonite) September 6, 2014
Feature Image: @80sRockerChick via Twitter