VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Cancellations on the West Coast Express will continue Friday morning.
Ongoing protests in support of Wet’suwet’en opposition to the LNG pipeline began blocking tracks Thursday afternoon, halting all trains leaving Vancouver.
“Protestors are currently blocking Canadian Pacific tracks on the Pitt River Rail Bridge and we are unable to move trains, conduct necessary maintenance safety checks, and perform routine inspections this evening,” says a release from TransLink sent Thursday evening.
#WCE morning service leaving Mission City Stn Friday Feb 14 is suspended due to protesters blocking the railway, a bus bridge will operate from Mission to Coquitlam Stn. Buses are expected to be busier than normal. We ask that customers try & seek alternative modes of travel.^jd
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 14, 2020
TransLink says a bus bridge will be set up to help people travelling between Mission and Coquitlam Centre SkyTrain station.