Train service restored on Deux-Montagnes line

Commuters who use the Deux-Montanges line will be able to return home by train this afternoon, though there will be fewer cars in service.

Fewer cars

An electrical problem forced the cancellation of several Montreal-bound trains on the Deux-Montagnes line this morning. (CBC)

Commuters left scrambling this morning when train service was shut down on the Deux-Montagnes line should be able to return home by train this afternoon.

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) said trains will be running on schedule on the line this afternoon after an electrical problem cancelled several inbound and outbound trains during the morning commute. 

However, trains that normally made up of four cars will be reduce to two because of ongoing repairs. The AMT said it's not clear yet when full service will return. 

In general there was just confusion everywhere-  Ryan Martis, Deux-Motagnes passenger

The Deux-Montagnes line, the only one of the AMT's suburban trains that is electrically-powered, was the sole line affected by the outage. 

This morning, passengers were redirected to local buses headed to metro stations. 

Passenger Ryan Martis said he always takes the Deux-Montagnes line into the city from Roxboro-Pierrefonds station. 

Passengers wait in long lines after electrical problems forced cancellations on the Deux-Montagnes line this morning. (Radio-Canada)

He said passengers were left waiting after they were told to get off the train at the Sunnybrooke station.

"There was maybe 1,000, (or) 1,200 people that got out of the train and we were just waiting. There were no buses there," he said. 

"In general there was just confusion everywhere."

There was ongoing work on the line over the weekend, but the AMT said it's too early to link the electrical failure to those repairs.

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