Lengthy delays after West Coast Express breaks down at Port Coquitlam Station (PHOTOS)

May 6 2019, 4:02 pm

A mechanical issue has caused for a lengthy delay on TransLink’s West Coast Express.

This morning, TransLink’s Twitter account reported that the commuter railway had been stopped at Port Coquitlam Station.

Commuters on scene tell Daily Hive that the delay is due to a locomotive issue and that the engine is unable to start.

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Bus lineups have now doubled, causing for extra delays and heavy passenger volume.

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Alexandra Sherwood/Daily HIve

TransLink says that a bus bridge is being set up to transport West Coast Express passengers from Port Coquitlam Station to Coquitlam Station, where they’ll be able to board the SkyTrain.

Customers are being advised that the following bus routes are possible options:

  • 173/174/175 Coquitlam Station
  • 160 Kootenay Loop

There has been no word on when the train will be back up and running.

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