Memo: LRT Service Update for New Year's Eve

Please see the below update regarding LRT Service for New Year's Eve.

Mayor, Members of Council, Members of the Transit Commission,

This evening there were 2 separate occurrences where trains lost power and were unable to continue in operation. The first occurred at Cyrville Station at 17:02. End to end rail service continued to operate with customers experiencing longer commute times. The train at Cyrville Station was removed and returned back to the maintenance facility at 18:51. At 17:53 a second train lost power just west of UOttawa Station. The transit operations control center implemented alternate service plans immediately to keep customers moving and mitigate the delays associated with the 2 events. Train service operated on a loop from Tunney's to Parliament Stations and from Blair to Hurdman Stations where with R1 replacement bus service running between Parliament and Hurdman Stations. At 23:50 the train at uOttawa was removed back to yard and full service resumed at 23:53.

Philippe Landry, P.Eng.

Acting General Manager, Transportation Services Department

Source : City of Ottawa

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