05/22/2015 08:20 EDT | Updated 05/22/2016 05:59 EDT

SkyTrain Expo Line remains shut down after fire

Metro Vancouver's Expo Line SkyTrain is not running between the Edmonds and the Waterfront stations on Friday morning.

The line is expected to remain shutdown for much of the morning and possibly into the afternoon. 

A bus bridge has been put in place to replace the SkyTrain service, but passengers are advised to find alternative routes if possible.

- Shuttle trains will be operating from Joyce to Edmonds,

- Regular Expo Line service is operating from Edmonds to King George Station

- Millennium Line is operating from VCC-Clark to Columbia Station

TransLink blamed the service interruption, which began a little after 11 p.m. PT Thursday, on a fire on the Expo Line guideway, which caused a communications failure.

The transit company said nobody was stranded on the tracks, and neither the Millennium Line, nor the Canada Line were affected.

Many transit users took to social media to express their frustration with the delays.