WITH adverse road conditions throughout Metro Vancouver, TransLink says its snow plan for severe weather is active. Extra staff are deployed throughout the system to keep transit moving as best as possible.
“Our best advice for customers is to sign up for Transit Alerts, consult our Trip Planner, or follow us on Twitter @TransLink for the most up-to-date information and route-specific information,” it says.
Here’s what customers should know for each transit mode:
Bus customers are seeing heavy delays as road conditions are changing by the minute and some buses are re-routing around challenging areas. Several routes in Vancouver are temporarily suspended until road conditions improve. TransLink is in constant communication with municipalities recommending which roads most need salting and plowing.
SkyTrain is providing regular service to all stations. To prevent emergency braking triggered by snowfall, SkyTrain attendants are being positioned at the front of trains. Staff are also positioned on platforms to de-ice train doors as they enter stations. This may result in slower service than normal.
HandyDART is prioritizing customers with medical appointments.
SeaBus and West Coast Express