Snow expected to cause delays, longer waits on SkyTrain

Flurries are expected to cause delays on SkyTrain this morning. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG

With snow falling in Metro Vancouver, TransLink says commuters will be dealing with longer lines and crowded trains this morning.

The transit authority says SkyTrain service will be less frequent as each train must be staffed.

“In anticipation of snow build up impacting the SkyTrain track intrusion system and causing delays we have taken necessary precautions and turned off the intrusion system. We have redeployed SkyTrain Attendants from station platforms to staff all trains,” TransLink said in a release. “n’t be able to run our full complement of trains on the Expo and Millennium lines, we will have majority of trains deployed.”

As a result, TransLink says customers should anticipate longer waits and more crowded trains and platforms this morning.

TransLink has also replaced many of its 60-foot articulated buses with 40-foot buses as they have better traction in snowy conditions. This will mean increased crowding in some areas.




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