If you need to rely on public transportation to get around this evening, simply don’t — until further notice.
Nearly all major bus routes in Metro Vancouver are experiencing extremely lengthy delays due to exceptionally poor road conditions from the day’s heavy snowfall.
For instance, as of late this afternoon, TransLink has been reporting delays of up to 90 minutes on the 99 B-Line and up to 60 minutes on the 95 B-Line.
There are delays of up to one hour on the No. 16 Arbutus/29th Avenue Station route, which is normally operated by a trolley bus.
And on West Broadway, just east of the intersection of Alma Street and West Broadway, at one point there were over two dozen buses lined up from end-to-end as they were unable to safely navigate up the unplowed steep hills on West 10th Avenue and Alma Street.
— Michelle Lindsay (@Michelle_Linds) February 11, 2019
Sunday snow-day here in #Vancouver! I’ve never seen so many busses at a complete standstill along West Broadway & Alma as they can’t make it up the hill on West 10th Ave on their way to #UBC. At least 15 busses. Stay safe & warm, folks! #Translink #Traffic1130 #PointGrey #Kits pic.twitter.com/u4vETak6Kb
— Karmen Blackwood (@KarmenBlackwood) February 11, 2019
A fleet of immobilized trolley buses were also parked on the Granville Street Bridge. Over two dozen buses were piled up on the south end of the bridge at one point.
I counted 17 @TransLink buses “stuck” on the Granville Street bridge because #Vancouver denies that it’s a city that ever gets snow. I did my driver’s test in conditions worse than this. Toughen up @CityofVancouver! The rest of Canada is laughing at us! #Snowmaggedon2019 #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/YRog5KPMqS
— Jennifer West (@Westjet007) February 11, 2019
If you’re wondering where the buses are, they are lined up and stuck trying to get up the hill south of Granville bridge. pic.twitter.com/qbX77NtS31
— Patrick Oystryk (@padeeo) February 11, 2019
Here is a complete compilation of all of the bus service disruptions as of 5:30 pm Sunday, with TransLink’s estimated delay durations for each route:
For the latest updates, visit TransLink’s website.
There are also significant systemwide service disruptions on SkyTrain’s Expo Line and Millennium Line, including a shutdown of service between Braid Station and Lougheed Town Centre Station on the Expo Line.
Environment Canada expects up to 10 cms in snowfall accumulation by later tonight. Further accumulations, along with frigid temperatures, are in the forecast for Monday as well.
Looks like the #50 bus is diverted and pulling a U-turn after the fourth Avenue offramp from the #Granville Bridge #bcstorm @NEWS1130Traffic @TransLink #transit #translink #4ave pic.twitter.com/2Qbr9gIshh
— Sarah von (@sential) February 11, 2019
— (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧チェスト！！！ (@chesutoberry) February 11, 2019
— Kitty Home Care (@kittyhomecare) February 11, 2019
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In today’s rare Vancouver snowfall these people would probably prefer to wait warm and dry indoors for Broadway subway than at grade bus or light rail. Luckily it also rarely rains in Vancouver. 🙄🥶😂 #300daysofrain #vanpoli #transit pic.twitter.com/jryEuO01kf
— BLAH CITY (@BLAH_CITY) February 11, 2019