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UP Express service to Pearson resumes after signal failure

UP Express trains are running between Union Station and Pearson airport again on Monday night, after a signal failure issue caused the line to shut down for several hours.
Regular service has resumed on the UP Express on Monday night. (Linda Ward/CBC)

UP Express trains are running between Union Station and Pearson airport again on Monday night, after a signal failure issue caused the line to shut down for several hours. 

Metrolinx said a "major signal failure" near Weston was to blame for delays up to 90 minutes around 6 p.m. 

Crews have since repaired the problem. 

This is the first "major" failure of this kind on the line, Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said.

"Any rail service can have a signal failure like this," she said. "Signals are there for a reason to keep the trains safe and operating efficiently."

Any riders who purchased a ticket but didn't use the train will get a refund, Aikins said.

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