Ottawa

Delays on Confederation Line for 3rd straight morning

A train that broke down train at Bayview station again caused delays on Ottawa's new light rail line.

Train broke down at Bayview station

A train issue at Bayview station again delayed light rail travel in Ottawa Oct. 10, 2019. (Tony Joniec)

A train that broke down at Bayview station again caused delays on Ottawa's new light rail line.

The issue happened at about 7:30 a.m., according to OC Transpo, and was fixed by 7:55 a.m.

Trains were running on their regular schedule as of 8:15 a.m., OC Transpo said, with replacement buses running eastbound along the Confederation Line from Tunney's Pasture to Rideau stations until 9 a.m.

Some commuters urged 'understanding' when it comes to LRT problems, while others called out OC Transpo for the system's unreliability.  1:30

The city has not said what the problem was with the train.

The issues again led to crowding at LRT stations, including Tunney's Pasture.

Major delays snarled transit during the morning commute both Tuesday and Wednesday because of issues with the doors. 

We hear whether the city plan to prevent LRT issues is good enough for two commuters who were caught in the chaos. 12:17

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