Portions of three Montreal STM metro lines have been shut down due to the presence of smoke.
UPDATE: Normal metro service has resumed on all 3 lines.
EARLIER: The STM posted notice of the shutdowns to the Twitter accounts of the green, orange, and yellow lines.
The blue line has not been affected.
It is likely but unconfirmed that the smoke is in the vicinity of Berri-UQAM station, the transfer station of the three shutdown lines.
It is also the busiest station in the Montreal metro network.
Shutdown GREEN line between L-Groulx and Viau. Presence of smoke. Service expected to resume at 14:30. #stminfo B— Ligne Verte (@Ligne Verte) 1566411097.0
Shutdown ORANGE line between L-Groulx and H-Bourassa. Presence of smoke. Service expected to resume at 14:30. #stminfo T— Ligne Orange (@Ligne Orange) 1566411109.0
Shutdown YELLOW line between Longueuil and Berri-UQAM. Presence of smoke. Service expected to resume at 14:30. #stminfo K— Ligne Jaune (@Ligne Jaune) 1566411122.0
Reports from passengers online indicate that the power has been shut off on the rails.
@stminfo now the power has been shut off— Fredy Iuni (@Fredy Iuni) 1566410598.0
This is breaking news. Stay tuned for updates.