As much of the Lower Mainland braces for the incoming snowfall forecast for Saturday night, so too is Metro Vancouver’s TransLink transportation services.
“Anytime that there may be snow within the forecast, there may be quite a lot of people working incredibly hard throughout our organization to maintain transit moving for our customers,” Dan Mountain said, a TransLink spokesperson.
For the SkyTrain system, TransLink said it would be deploying a special glycol train that can be running on all rails. The train sprays glycol which might drop the water freezing point to around -56 C.
TransLink teams can be also on standby as well to forestall emergency breaking and to forestall doors from freezing shut on SkyTrains.
“It’s all hands on deck (Saturday),” Mountain said.
“Our greatest advice is for purchasers is to ‘know before you go.’ Enroll for TransLink alerts, follow us on Twitter, or call our customer information team at 604-953-3333.”
If the SkyTrain system does experience issues, Coast Mountain Bus Company will deploy extra buses between stations to offer extra transportation support, in keeping with TransLink.
The important thing priority for TransLink is transportation out and in of the downtown Vancouver core, especially with a Canucks hockey game on Saturday night.
Environment Canada has warned that heavy snow is anticipated for the region Saturday evening.
“For southern sections of Metro Vancouver, heavy snow is anticipated to transition to rain overnight, with total snowfall amounts near 10 to twenty cm,” it said.
“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility could also be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”
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