TRANSLINK said on Sunday morning that conditions are changing by the minute and bus service is delayed throughout Metro Vancouver due to road conditions. There is service on all bus routes this morning, but service is slower than normal and some buses are re-routing around challenging areas.
TransLink said it is in constant communication with municipalities recommending which roads most need salting and plowing. Snow shuttle buses with tire socks are in place for customers on Burnaby Mountain, steep areas on the North Shore, and at UBC. Its best advice is for customers to check their specific route before leaving home.
SkyTrain is providing service to all stations. To prevent emergency braking triggered by snowfall, SkyTrain attendants are positioned at the front of each SkyTrain. 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.
With adverse road conditions throughout Metro Vancouver, TransLink’s snow plan for severe weather is active. Extra staff are deployed throughout the system to keep transit moving as best we are able. TrasnsLink says its best advice for customers is to sign up for Transit Alerts, consult its Trip Planner, or follow it on Twitter @TransLink for the most up-to-date information and route-specific information.