SkyTrain on Expo, M-Line trains stalled for 2.5 hours during rush hour
TransLink says 19 packed trains were stalled between stations due to a technical issue during the rush-hour commute on Tuesday evening.
Spokesperson Anne Drennan says 17 of those 19 trains have been manually driven into nearby stations and have been fully evacuated.
Expo Line and Millennium line trains timed out around 4:20 p.m. PT between Royal Oak station in Burnaby and Waterfront station in Vancouver. Service was restored around 7 p.m., nearly two and a half hours later. A pregnant woman onboard one of the trains had an anxiety attack, but she was assisted by fellow passengers. Crews prioritized getting that train into a station as quickly as possible, Drennan said
I think if you have people stuck in dead trains for 2+ hours, you do not have a reasonable evacuation plan. They ought to have protocols in place to get folks off if the delay is over 30 minutes.