O-Train service resumes one day after cold weather shutdowns service in the east end

Trains are running on the full 12.5 km length of the Confederation Line Sunday morning, one day after the extreme cold temperatures shutdown service on the east end of the line.

In a statement on Twitter, OC Transpo said, “full service has been restored along the entire length of Line 1.  Updates to follow as we return to service.”

At 8:30 a.m., trains were running at the uOttawa station, but arrival times were not posted on the display boards.

On Saturday, O-Train service was running between Hurdman and Tunney’s Pasture stations, with R1 replacement bus service operating between Hurdman and Blair stations.

OC Transpo said some of the trains in service experienced a loss of power in the eastern portion of the rail line.

Five trains came to a stop along the line, forcing customers to get off the trains at stations.

Rideau Transit Maintenance and OC Transpo staff spent the rest of the day assessing the line.

“Based on initial inspections, it appears the extended period of very cold temperatures affected the overhead catenary line impacting power to trains,” said OC Transpo in a statement at 12:13 p.m. Saturday.

No other information had been released Sunday morning about the shutdown and the return to service plan.

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