TransLink has added another update regarding their ‘snow plan,’ stating that inclement weather has slowed down service on the SkyTrain.
Earlier today, the transit authority tweeted that the morning’s delays had ceased on Expo and Millennium lines, but warned that more snowfall was on the way.
#SkyTrain Expo Line and Millennium Line delays due to inclement weather have cleared. Trains are operating normally and crowding has also cleared. ^LA
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 11, 2019
A number of commuters tweeted TransLink about future conditions, but the company could only speculate as to when poor weather conditions would affect service.
Now, a recent rider alert states that both the Expo and Millennium lines are, “experiencing delays due to customer volume and decreased train speed due to inclement weather.”
In addition, the alert cautions riders to, “Please allow more time for your trip.”
#RiderAlert Expo Line and Millennium Line is experiencing delays due to customer volume and decreased train speed due to inclement weather. Please allow more time for your trip. ^SB
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 12, 2019
With this in mind, TransLink notes that there will be a greater frequency of cars than earlier this morning. However, a number of riders felt that the company didn’t fully acknowledge how long those delays were.
TransLink also adds that, “Extreme cold and ice buildup is causing issues with SkyTrain’s track intrusion system.”
As a result, they have to ensure that SkyTrain Attendants are on all trains in order to ensure safety, which means that fewer cars will be on the tracks at a given time.