West Coast Express train late again today, this time by 21 minutes

After several delays in November, passengers wait again on morning ride

  • Dec. 2, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Christine Wu's photo shows freight trains on both CP Rail tracks at 6 a.m. Friday outside Coquitlam West Coast Express station.

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows commuters had to take another slow train into Vancouver this morning following another delay on the CP Rail tracks it uses.

After a November filled with commuter rail delays because of freight trains on the track, the West Coast Express Train 1 Friday morning was delayed again.

This time, the delay was 21 minutes long, “due to freight on the tracks,” said TransLink, which operates West Coast Express, in a news release. Trains 2, 3, and 4 weren’t delayed.

West Coast Express is a commuter rail service that runs from Mission to Vancouver during rush hours.

“We thank our passengers for their patience and regret this inconvenience,” TransLink said.

Commuter Christine Wu tweeted a photo of freight trains parked in front of Coquitlam station where commuters were waiting for the passenger train.

CP Rail said earlier that it recognizes that delays have been “a great inconvenience” to commuters and said it’s “actively working on solutions to reduce these delays.”

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