West Coast Express service has been cancelled due to this afternoon’s ongoing anti-pipeline demonstration blocking access to the Port of Vancouver.
According to TransLink, protesters are currently blocking the tracks.
#WCE service suspended at this time due to protesters blocking the tracks. ^LA
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 25, 2020
“All West Coast Express trains heading eastbound from Waterfront to Mission will not run this afternoon due to protesters blocking tracks in the Port Haney area. We have been advised by police that we will not be able to run West Coast Express service today,” said TransLink in a statement.
“We are asking customers to use SkyTrain and bus instead. A bus bridge is being set up from Coquitlam Central Station to Mission.”
Today’s demonstration in Vancouver comes after Ontario police moved in on a Mohawk blockade adjacent to a railway in Tyendinaga (outside Belleville) Monday morning to clear protestors supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in BC.
#VanTraffic: The intersection of Clark Drive and East Hastings Street is currently closed. Traffic is blocked in both directions. Drivers are advised to consider alternate route. pic.twitter.com/I57wTi4jWO
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) February 24, 2020
According to VPD, the intersection at Hastings Street and Clark Drive remains closed to traffic.
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