Metro Vancouver was pummelled by a hailstorm, heavy rain, and even lightning today.
What’s more, TransLink riders were punished by lengthy Skytrain delays on the Expo Line.
According to the transit authority, a train problem caused a delay to service between Gateway and Joyce-Collingwood Stations. As such, trains were held at stations longer than usual. The Millennium and Canada Line were unaffected, but that didn’t mean much to people stuck for over half an hour on their daily commute.
From there, the problem train was moved to New Westminster Station, which allowed for single-track service between Columbia and Edmonds Stations. Still, trains across the entire Expo Line were held longer than usual, and customers travelling between Columbian and Production Way Stations may have had to switch trains.
As a result of the rider mayhem, Twitter users weren’t all that thrilled with TransLink’s service. Moreover, they were appalled by the lack of communication. Of course, it is no wonder people are frustrated, when the infrastructure to communicate with riders is over 30 years old.
#SkyTrain Expo Line is single tracking from Columbia Station and Edmonds Station due to stalled train. Millennium Line and Canada Line not affected.^kv
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) November 30, 2018
Was 1 hour late to my class because of storm surge on the New West minister station. Huge delays man #translink
— Michael Le (@Mike__Le) November 30, 2018
— cityOwl (@GSVStandback) November 30, 2018
@TransLink what a Shame…. 50 minutes delay on the Skytrain. No signs of management or company working towards to reduce delays when some technical problems occur… you should offer refunds!
— Vegan 4 the animals (@normanteamo) November 30, 2018
eye infection + skytrain delay during last week of classes = me losing marks 2 separate days even though it’s out of my control ugggHhhHh
— jasmine (@lilchurail) November 30, 2018