Anti-pipeline demonstration cancels West Coast Express service

Feb 24 2020, 4:33 pm

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.

“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.

According to VPD, the intersection at Hastings Street and Clark Drive remains closed to traffic.

More to come…