Service has been restored on the Canada Line, after a problem train stalled on the bridge to Richmond knocking out service all the way to Oakridge.
TransLink spokesperson Chris Bryan says while the train has now been towed away — passengers will need to be patient while the backlog clears.
“Oakridge is really crowded right now, we’re probably going to see Bridgeport become pretty crowded too as people get off an have to transfer there, so it’s going to be crowded for a little bit until we get the crowding out of the way. We’ve still got the bus bridge in place to help until the crowding’s alleviated.”
Riders will still need to transfer trains at Bridgeport Station.
Service went down around 6 p.m., just as rush hour commuters were heading home.
Bryan says it’s not clear yet what caused a train to stall on the Canada Line Bridge — or whether it’s linked to another shutdown last Friday.
Expo and Millennium lines were unaffected, and are still running normally.
Additional security and Transit Police are at the stations to ensure passenger safety and crowd control.
— CKNW (@CKNW) February 7, 2017
Translink worker at City Center has no ETA on when normal service will resume. @CKNW
— Chantal Coschizza (@ccoschizza980) February 7, 2017