UPDATE: Trolley wires are now fixed, the intersection is clear, and all routes are now returning to regular service
Trolley wires knocked down by a truck just before noon on Thursday, has all westbound traffic – including the 99 B-Line transit route – blocked.
The 99 B-Line is diverting off Broadway between Clarke and Commercial, where it is travelling along 12th Avenue. Westbound #9 buses (which are all trolley) are not able to get through to continue along Broadway.
Translink’s trolley wire crew is on the scene and working to resolve the situation, a Translink release said.
“Eastbound 9 Broadway buses are turning around at Broadway and Main, to prevent bunching of buses near Commercial Drive. Best option for customers heading further eastbound from Main is to switch to a 99 B-Line bus,” it added.
#RiderAlert 99 detour 12pm onward via Broadway, Clark, 12 Ave, Commercial, then right Broadway toward UBC (wires down) ^BK
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) January 19, 2017
Riders seeking alternative routes can visit TransLink’s website.