TRANSLINK announced on Wednesday morning that due to heavy snowfall there will be significantly slower service on the transit system.
TransLink spokesperson Ben Murphy said: “Customers are asked to consider whether they need to travel today, and if there is a need, whether they could consider travelling outside of rush hours, as commutes will take significantly longer than usual.
“The inclement weather may also result in some crowding on board trains and at SkyTrain stations, as was seen during afternoon rush hours yesterday. Station attendants will be on board trains to monitor guideways and limit emergency braking on the system, which can be caused by heavy snowfall or ice build up.
“Customers using the bus system are asked to check transit alerts before travelling. Some routes may be adjusted given road conditions and we do expect that there will be significantly longer travel times. HandyDART will be operating at essential service levels only until further notice.
“Our priority is to ensure transit services continue to operate, even if they are operating more slowly or with reduced capacity. ‘