Updated at 6:20pm: SkyTrain Canada Line regular service has resumed.
Original story 4:13 p.m.:
Metro Vancouver may have narrowly avoided a transit strike this weekend, but that doesn’t mean getting around the city will be smoother.
Major delays on the Canada Line delayed the movement of many passengers Friday afternoon, with problems affecting the entire line.
TransLink first posted about the issue around 3pm on Friday, saying the train was stuck between Marine Drive and Waterfront stations.
But since then, the problem seems to have gotten worse.
In place of trains, shuttle buses were introduced to transport customers between Bridgeport and Oak Ridge stations, between Bridgeport and Vancouver International Airport, and between Bridgeport and Brighouse stations.
One Daily Hive reader saw a notice at one station saying the next two trains were scheduled to arrive in 8 minutes, then 38 minutes later.
A TransLink spokesperson told Daily Hive that the nature of the problem is not yet known, only that it is a mechanical issue with one of the trains.
“It will take some time for the team to investigate the issue once the train returns to the depot,” the spokesperson said.
Service to Waterfront Station resumed by 4:30 p.m., but customers still need to transfer at Bridgeport to a bus bound for YVR or Brighouse.
TransLink said online that it had received “a large amount of tweets” about the issue on X.