SkyTrain repairs cause delays

Getting around Metro Vancouver could be a bit of a headache this weekend due to transit upgrades and cruise ship traffic.

The Expo Line will have service slowdowns as crews replace part of the SkyTrain rail between Main Street-Science World and Commercial-Broadway stations. TransLink warns riders may see travel times increase by as much as 15 to 20 minutes during certain hours.

The delays are expected between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday, as well as 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. During these times, all trains will operate between Waterfront and King George stations.

It may all be difficult to get a taxi with an estimated 13,000 cruise ship passengers expected to pass through the city each day. Three ships will be docked at Canada Place on Saturday and three more on Monday.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said it will have extra traffic regulators on site to help vehicle and pedestrian flow, as well as extra staff and volunteers to help passengers navigate where they need to be. 

- with files from CTV Vancouver 

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