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Skytrain problems frustrate commuters for second morning in a row

The Skytrain had mechanical problems for the second morning in a row. File photo.
The Skytrain had mechanical problems for the second morning in a row. File photo. Translink

VANCOUVER — The Skytrain was down for a second morning in a row.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. TransLink tweeted about a switch problem on the Expo line. A shuttle train was put in place between King George and Columbia.

The Millennium line was not affected by the issue.

Fifteen minutes later, TransLink announced they had repaired the switch problem, but told commuters to expect delays as they restored regular service.

However, that didn’t keep people from expressing their frustration over social media.

Yesterday, a a routine inspection on the SkyTrain turned up a crack in the switch on the line between the Burnaby-Edmonds Station and the 22nd Street Station. It resulted in the line being shut down for approximately 20 minutes while crews installed a temporary clamp.

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These incidents follow another switch problem that caused commuter chaos in late September. In July, the SkyTrain was down for about five hours due to a circuit board short.

–With files from Paula Baker.