CP derailment disrupts service on West Coast Express: TransLink
Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:29PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:05PM PDT
A CP Rail derailment in Port Coquitlam caused service disruption and delays on the West Coast Express Wednesday.
In a statement, TransLink said the derailment occurred near the Port Coquitlam Station yard and was impacting train access to the station.
"Currently train 2 will reroute back to Coquitlam Central Station and all subsequent trains will stop at Coquitlam Central Station, proceed past (Port Coquitlam) Station and stop at Pitt Meadows Station," the transportation authority said at the time.
"A bus bridge is in place to transport passengers to Port Coquitlam Station from Coquitlam Station."
Footage from CTV's Chopper 9 showed crews surrounding the derailed train.
In subsequent tweets, TransLink said West Coast Express trains 2, 3, 4, 5 had been delayed by the time the derailment was cleared up around 6:45 p.m.