The first train of the West Coast Express lumbered into Waterfront station in Vancouver 24 minutes late Thursday morning because it had to wait for a freight train to clear the tracks.
West Coast Express uses CP Rail’s track for the rush-hour only service between Mission and downtown Vancouver.
TransLink said train No. 1 was delayed at Port Coquitlam station. Previously, a switch issue delayed the same train by 10 minutes. Train No. 1 departs Mission at 5:25 a.m. every weekday.
TransLink’s Chris Bryan said the same freight issue delayed Train 4 by about 25 minutes.
West Coast Express doesn’t run on weekends.