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Transit update, 10am

Reports are that it looks like a regular day on SkyTrain now – crowds are dissipating.
Again, bikes are not permitted on the trains at this time. We recognize this difficulty for cyclists and we’re hoping to restore access to bikes as soon as we can.


The situation continues to improve with all buses running on regular routes.

Downtown Vancouver
As the temperature rises the situation improves – we’re almost back to normal.

Please remember to plan for extra travel time, travel in off-peak periods (or not at all, if possible), move to the back of the bus, make room for others on the train, and carry your backpacks.

As always, I’ll continue to update you on the traffic situation as I can, and remember, you can also check out our Customer Alerts page or the Youtube info stream for more info.


  • By Donald, January 20, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    I can’t believe it took me one hour to get to work downtown. And I live in Vancouver! Fix those trollies please!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, January 20, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    Hey Donald,
    I’m sorry to hear your commute took so long. And this might be small comfort, but I really do know that our operators and staff at Coast Mountain Bus Company are working their hardest to keep service up. Hopefully your trip might be better tomorrow — 12 to 16 trolleys will be running not in service overnight to cut the ice on the wires tonight. A special task unit has also been formed to manage the ongoing icy wires issue as well. They have identified the problematic spots in the system and will be focusing efforts on these areas.

  • By Dan, January 20, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    It would help to use V1109 that can squirt anti freeze up on the wires. as well as the 12 – 16 trolleys. Cause from what i heard from a few mechanics that no trolleys were out over night. Many trolley runs after 9pm including the 4 and 16 are being used with diesels. I hope CMBC makes promise on the 12 – 16 trolleys overnight…

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