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West Coast Express service resumes this afternoon

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Feb 14, 2020 at 9:51 am PST

West Coast Express service was cancelled Friday morning due to an anti-pipeline protest the day before (NEWS 1130 Photo) (YouTube screengrab)
Summary

Commuter rail service was halted Thursday afternoon due to a protest along the CP Rail tracks

Friday morning West Coast Express trains were then cancelled

Morning B-Line buses and SkyTrain were busier than normal

West Coast Express service, after being cancelled in the morning due to anti-pipeline protests, will resume this afternoon, says TransLink.

The commuter rail service was halted Thursday afternoon due to a protest along the CP Rail tracks near Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam.

Friday morning trains were then cancelled and TransLink set up a bus bridge to operate between Mission and Coquitlam stations.

Morning B-Line buses and SkyTrain were busier than normal, as TransLink had advised.

Thursday’s demonstration on the tracks was just the latest in recent days in the region and across Canada. Protesters set up blockades in parts of the country, forcing Via Rail to cancel all scheduled trips across the country. CN Rail also suspended service in eastern Canada.

The federal transportation minister has announced he would be meeting with his provincial counterparts and Indigenous representatives on Friday to talk about the ongoing disruptions, and whether they can be stopped.