East end O-Train shut down for structural inspection ‘out of abundance of caution’

Line 1 of the O-Train shut down in the city’s east end Tuesday morning for structural inspection after concrete debris was found on the track near St-Laurent station.

OC Transpo halted train service between Blair and St-Laurent stations, according to a 10:18 a.m. post on their OC Helps social media account on X.

Infrastructure and Water Services Department (IWSD) was notified when the debris was found, as they maintain this tunnel infrastructure, wrote the transit service’s general manager Renée Amilcar in a memo on Tuesday.

“They immediately initiated an inspection and IWSD will provide further details later today on the inspection results and any remediation works,” Amilcar added.

Line 1 is still operating between Tunney’s Pasture and Tremblay stations. Buses are running between Blair and Hurdman with a shuttle running from St-Laurent to Cyrville.

OC Transpo added that Shuttle Express service is running between downtown and Blair station during peak hours in addition to adding signs and more staff to guide riders.

There is no timeline on when inspections will be completed yet.

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