Here's how long the Ottawa LRT has been off the rails
Clock tells us how long the service has been shut down by a derailment
- UPDATE: The LRT began partial service on Nov. 12, 2021, at 5 a.m. It was off the rails for one month and 23 days.
The LRT has been out of service since a train derailed on Sept. 19 before entering Tremblay station.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the train came off the rails before entering Tremblay station and travelled across a rail bridge while a wheel remained off the track.
The day of the derailment, Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) CEO Mario Guerra told reporters the Confederation Line would likely remain out of service for at least a week. The very next day, that answer changed to an estimated three weeks.
Trains are being tested again as of Oct. 27 and the line could reopen Friday with seven trains on the tracks, less than half the 15 trains that make up regular service. Seven trains has meant a train about every eight minutes in the past.
Full service could be back by the end of the month.