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Snow causing Canada Line and transit delays of up to two hours across Vancouver

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. Chad Peterson / Twitter

Canada Line service was shut down between Marine Drive and Bridgeport Station Friday evening, affecting hundreds of commuters.

TransLink reported a service outage at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Trains coming from Vancouver International Airport and Richmond-Brighouse were terminating at Bridgeport Station and trains heading south from Waterfront were terminating at Marine Drive Station.

A shuttle bus was operating between the two stations.

There were hundreds of people lined up at Bridgeport Station waiting for transportation by around 8:30 p.m., according to travellers trying to move between Vancouver and Richmond.

The service interruption comes after a day of stranded commuters, stuck buses and delayed trips, all due to Friday’s snowfall across the region.

READ MORE: Snowfall warning remains for Vancouver, Fraser Valley, significant accumulation expected

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Canada Line service was interrupted during the morning commute at around 9 a.m. and again around 5:30 p.m. It was temporarily restored around 5:45 p.m. before being shut down again at 6:30 p.m. TransLink announced trains had resumed running between Marine Drive and Bridgeport Station shortly after 9 p.m.

By 9 p.m., TransLink reported delays for most Metro Vancouver service were lasting between one and two hours. A jack-knifed semi also caused delays of over two hours on the 22 bus route.