West Coast Express will resume full service Friday afternoon

Feb 14 2020, 9:56 am

After all service was cancelled on Thursday night and Friday morning due to protesters on the tracks near the Pitt River Bridge, TransLink said all West Coast Express service will resume on Friday afternoon.

“We have been advised by Canadian Pacific Railway that we will be able to operate West Coast Express service this afternoon,” TransLink said in an email. “Therefore, regular afternoon schedules will resume.”

The public transit authority was forced to cancel service Thursday night and this morning after being advised by Canadian Pacific Railway that they would not be able to run the commuter rail service from downtown Vancouver to Mission.

As a result, West Coast Express crews were unable to move trains, conduct necessary maintenance safety checks, and perform routine inspections.

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West Coast Express only operates in the peak direction, with five trains from Mission to Waterfront Station during the morning rush, and five trains for the return trip to Mission during the afternoon rush.

Friday morning’s train departures from Mission City were scheduled for 5:25 am, 5:55 am, 6:25 am, 6:55 am, and 7:25 am, with the first train arriving at Waterfront Station at 6:40 am and the last train at 8:40 am.