Ottawa LRT service partly halted, passengers evacuated from stopped train on Confederation Line

LRT service has been halted on the Confederation Line’s east end and passengers were evacuated off a light-rail train that stopped on the tracks just east of St-Laurent station after a component of the overhead wire system that supplies power to the trains became “loose,” OC Transpo says.

“Crews have been dispatched to investigate and assess the work required to make repairs,” John Manconi, head of OC Transpo, said in an email sent to media during Wednesday’s afternoon rush hour.

Trains are not running between St-Laurent and Blair stations; replacement buses have been deployed to carry riders between those stations.

OC Transpo suspended special bus routes that take riders directly from downtown to major transfer stations after the infrastructure incident occurred.

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