Canada Line resumes service from Richmond/YVR to Marine Dr. Station

Metro Vancouver's Canada Line has been shutdown by a power outage in Richmond, TransLink has confirmed, stranding thousands of passengers during the morning commute.

Power outage is third to hit Metro Vancouver's transit system in eight days.

Passengers wait outside the Brighouse Canada Line station on Thursday morning. (Linadang16/Twitter)

Metro Vancouver's Canada Line was shut down briefly by a power outage in Richmond on Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. PT, stranding thousands of passengers during the morning commute.

The service was restored by 8 a.m. but commuters are advised to expect extra-long waits getting out of Richmond and the airport because of the shutdown.

The brief shutdown comes after the region's SkyTrain system was hit by two system-wide shutdowns caused by power outages in recent days.

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