TransLink: Major delays on Metro Vancouver transit due to weather

TransLink says there are numerous transit delays throughout the Lower Mainland due to poor road conditions.

While a number of routes have cleared this morning, the transportation authority has tweeted a number of particularly long delays.

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For example, the 95 Burrard Station B-Line/SFU B-Line is experiencing delays of up to 50 minutes long. Likewise, the 41 and 43 UBC/Joyce Station is experiencing delays up to an hour. The 19 Stanley Park/Metrotown Station is also experiencing delays up to an hour.

The 410 Brighouse Station/22nd St Station is also experiencing delays up to 25-60 min due to road conditions.

The 144 Metrotown Station/SFU is experiencing slightly shorter delays of up to 15-40 min, and the 8 Downtown/Fraser is also experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes.

The SkyTrain is running on schedule and has no service delays listed at this time.

Vancouver Is Awesome spoke to Jill Drews, senior issues management advisor at TransLink, who explained what riders may expect.

“For example, a bus scheduled to be at a certain stop at a certain time is 20-60 minutes behind schedule. That doesn’t mean the bus in front of it isn’t also behind. The main message is there are bus routes all over with spotty service because of weather,” she said.

“Westwood plateau, Marpole, Burnaby Mountain have been the worst. People should dress warm and prepare to wait for the bus. I’m hearing some routes are getting back to normal. Check translink.ca for details on your route.”

The Vancouver weather forecast called for snowfall to continue through Thursday into Friday, but now it also calls for a risk of a thunderstorm, too.

Environment Canada calls for a 60 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries throughout the day on Thursday, March 7. However, it also calls for a, “Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon.”

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