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Updated: Medical emergency shuts Coquitlam SkyTrain stations

A medical emergency has closed Coquitlam Central SkyTrain station this afternoon. SkyTrain customers will have to transfer to bus service at Inlet Centre Station to continue their journey.
Coquitlam Central SkyTrain station was closed at 2:30 p.m. due to a medical emergency on Thursday, March 16.


The medical emergency that closed Coquitlam Central station as well as Lincoln and Lafarge Lake-Douglas stations concluded at 4 a.m. Friday, March 17.

Travel resumed as normal, beginning at 5:30 a.m. today.

In all the stations were shut for nine hours for an incident that required the presence of Metro Vancouver Transit Police as well as the coroner.

Anyone who may have seen what happened outside Coquitlam Central station at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday can call Metro Vancouver Transit Police if they need assistance in processing their experience.

"We encourage any passengers who witnessed the incident and may require help processing what they saw to please give Transit Police a call at 604-515-8300. We have resources available to assist. You don’t have to do it alone," said Const. Amanda Steed, transit police media relations officer, in an emailed statement.

No foul play is suspected.

2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16

Due to a medical emergency at Coquitlam Central Station, there is no SkyTrain service at Coquitlam Central, Lincoln or Lafarge Lake–Douglas stations.

Extra bus service and extra staff are in place at the impacted stations.

TransLink announced the interruption at about 2:30 p.m. today (March 16).

It promised to update when more information is available.

As of 9:30 p.m., the closure was expected to continue until the end of service Thursday night.

SkyTrain customers will have to transfer to bus service at Inlet Centre Station to continue their journey.

Expo and Canada Lines are unaffected.

Customers can also phone TransLink's customer information desk at 604-953-3333 or find updates on the TransLink twitter account.


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