News: Skytrain service interuption

expo line

Originally uploaded by velkr0.

As of about twenty minutes ago Expo Line [wp] service for the Skytrain has been halted due to a medical emergency at 29th Avenue Station. All travlers are being sent to the Millennium Line or buses to get downtown for the fireworks. Or to get downtown to go home after work.

Again this information is about twenty minutes old, and I probably won’t be able to update this information because I’m going to be trying to make my way home by other means.

Update (9 pm): Trains heading into the downtown core seem to be pretty much packed. Check updates on the still closed line on Translink’s site here [tl].

Update (9:51 pm) The
Skytrains are running but it’s wonky and slow. I’d add 30 minutes onto any trip you’re planning.

Update (1:10 am) I made the following video from footage recorded during the kerfluffle. I make no promises about it’s educational value, nor its cinematography but it’s short. Photos of crowds of people standing around looking annoyed will be added after the jump, after they get loaded onto Flickr.


People waiting for the Stanley Park bus at Metrotown after the Skytrain stopped going downtown. The line up was so long that some people had to wait for two or three buses to get on, and the cops were called at one point to keep things calm.



Even once the Skytrain was running it required changing trains and waiting on the platform for another train to arrive.



Once I finally arrived at Waterfront Station they were already roping off segments of the terminal in order to direct foot traffic following the end of the Celebration of Lights [mbv] when people would start flooding into the Skytrain to go Eastbound, the opposite way that I had finally gone.

3 Comments so far

  1. maria (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    do somebody know what happened at the 29 ave. station on july 28??

  2. Jewel Goodwin (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    The stations look surprisingly clean in those photos. It must be a trick of the camera lighting or something.

  3. tenajs (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

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