In light of the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium today, Metro Vancouver’s Transit Police are taking extra security precautions to maintain the safety of the transit system.
Anne Drennan, spokesperson for the Transit Police, said transit users may notice an increased presence of uniformed police officers.
“Although there is no specific threat to the TransLink system or infrastructure at this time, our officers remain vigilant,” Drennan said.
On Tuesday, bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens.
Locally, Transit Police are encouraging the public to report any suspicious activity to police by:
• Texting Transit Police at 87 77 77;
• Calling Transit Police at 604-515-8300;
• Calling 911 in an emergency; or
• Calling the RCMP National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805.
“Transit Police maintains strong relationships with the region’s jurisdictional police departments and our security partners to ensure safety and security for all who use the transit system in Metro Vancouver,” Drennan said.