Technical problems near the Stadium SkyTrain station caused major delays for passengers this morning during their commute to downtown Vancouver. The problem shut down service between Commercial-Broadway and Stadium stations around 6 a.m.
Although single-track service was resumed at 8 a.m., services continued to run slowly due to passenger congestion at Commercial-Broadway. Train platforms were packed with commuters heading to work, while lineups for the 99 B-Line bus spilled over into the Millennium Line platform.
Translink has set up a bus bridge at the Commercial-Broadway station to help take passengers downtown, and is also advising passengers to take the 99 B-Line to Broadway-City Hall station where they can transfer downtown via the Canada Line.
"The bus bridge running out of Commercial-Broadway Station will stay in place for the time-being to help clear the backlog of customers," said Translink spokesman Drew Snider in a press release.