Translink has announced that there are a number of delays across Metro Vancouver transit as a result of the ice and snow.
The transit authority has tweeted about lengthy delays on bus routes across the region, noting that riders should expect to wait nearly half an hour in many cases.
What’s more, they have added that there is a ‘slight reduction’ in service on the SkyTrain. However, many Metro Vancouver riders find that phrasing problematic.
In fact, a number of riders found the phrasing dishonest, as they have experienced long waits with a number of trains passing.
“Slight” ha. I was a new west SkyTrain station an hour with a total of 5 trains that came by. There is no SkyTrain at this time,” writes @cantcmenoobz on Twitter.
Other riders underscore that they feel the phrasing is ‘shameful.’
“Slight” has got to be the understatement of the century. Pick up a dictionary and be honest with your customers. Shameful.” tweets @npage34.
In addition to a multitude of riders sharing the same sentiment on Twitter, other commuters shared images of the transit chaos, which included long lines.
Slight delays my ass. Have had 10 trains go by without being able to board at Commercial Station.
— BenjaminThomasBesler (@BenThomasBesler) February 11, 2019
— Lindsay Dahl (@_cheekylady) February 11, 2019
Commercial station westbound – decided to just turn around for home – by time get to work the snow will start falling again. Two hours to get 8 stations. #translink #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/MgqzOyKZv5
— RUFeelingGiddy (@rufeelinggiddy) February 11, 2019
cant even get on the train at NW station been here for an hour! pic.twitter.com/7LQ227zUz9
— Kelle Kristin (@kellekristin) February 11, 2019
Slight delay? I waited 40 minutes outside Lougheed and barely moved. It would have been another hour at least of waiting in sub freezing temperatures so I went home. pic.twitter.com/w6l79R8dR2
— Adrian W (@AdrianWzz) February 11, 2019
Other riders note that transit in Vancouver is extremely unreliable, and that this amount of snowfall shouldn’t have this type of affect on the system.
what the hell! What is wrong with our system that is shuts downs with a bit of snow. Is Translink not supposed to keep the trains running all night so this bullshit doesn’t happen. I skipped the train and drove into downtown Vancouver – thousands don’t have that choice!
— Holly M. 🇨🇦 ⏳ (@Hollymcc3) February 11, 2019
Days like this people rely on transit… our transit system is a joke
— Officially HarjjiB (@HarjjiB) February 11, 2019