The City of Ottawa's transit services has revealed the cause that disrupted the light rail transit (LRT) system for more than three hours on Monday, Jan. 23.
OC Transpo tweeted just after 9 a.m. on Jan. 23 that a stopped train caused delays on the Confederation Line for riders, adding that trains were being held at some stations due to a stopped train.
ONGOING, Line 1: All service at Lyon, Pimisi, and Bayview at the eastbound platforms only due to a stopped train. Change trains at Lyon. Staff is onsite to assist. Updates to follow.— OC Transpo Live (@OCTranspoLive) January 23, 2023
In a media release, transit services said a brake fault stopped short at the Tunney's Pasture Station.
Service fully resumed just before 12:30 yesterday afternoon.
RESOLVED, Line 1: Regular train service has resumed. All platforms at Lyon, Pimisi, and Bayview are open. Thank you for your patience.— OC Transpo Live (@OCTranspoLive) January 23, 2023
The City's director of transit service, Troy Charter, said in a release the incident will be reviewed anda lessons learned approach will be taken.