A section of Montreal's Green metro line will be shut down today for around an hour and a half after water managed to "infiltrate" the metro network.\nThe tweet, sent out this morning at 9:30, does not specify which stations were infiltrated with water, only that service is expected resume at 11 AM.\nThis shouldn't come as a surprise to most, as water has been reported creeping into the metro more than once, particularly on the Green line.\nScroll down to the bottom of this article for pertinent updates.\nShutdown GREEN line between Frontenac and Viau. Water infiltrations. Service expected to resume at 11:00. #stminfo X— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nThe tweet above was sent out by the STM on their Green Line account indicating that the metro would be shut down between Viau and Frontenac.\nThis tweet was sent out around 9:30, meaning they are anticipating this problem will require an hour and a half to fix, at the very least, as service is "expected to resume at 11:00."\nAgain, there's no indication of which stations were taking on water, or if perhaps multiple stations between Viau and Frontenac were seeing issues.\n[Ongoing disruption] Bus lines #stm125, #stm85 and #stm185 can be an alternative. Plan your trip on our site by unchecking the métro option https://t.co/npdccNaVA3 pic.twitter.com/xFEOu1QKh8— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nThe STM followed up with the tweet above providing passengers with an alternative to the metro line while they work on fixing the station or stations that are currently taking on water.\nNot a great alternative for anyone that was looking to purchase their fare at the station, but at least it'll get you moving in the right direction.\nUp until this week, Montreal's STM network had gone a record number of days without a shutdown... but all good things must come to an end. And I still commend them for their regularly quick work with issues like this.\nREAD ALSO: The "Worst Road In Montreal" Is Now Threatening To Cave In Completely\nAs mentioned above, this issue does not necessarily come as a surprise, considering the STM's project director has himself expressed that more than 70% of the metro system is in dire need of work.\nIn an article we published a month ago, we explained that the STM themselves are aware that nearly every aspect of the metro network is in need of renovation or repair.\nWhile passenger safety is not a concern, the infrastructure of all the stations is compromised after so many years of use and very little investment in maintenance.\nSo while it's frustrating, Montrealers are likely used to these kinds of issues popping up. Better a Saturday than Monday, right?\nUPDATE 10:10 AM: The STM has now initiated a shuttle between Viau and Frontenac.\n[Ongoing disruption] 🚇⚠️ A special bus service is established between Frontenac and Viau stations. You can find the stop of these bus on the neighbourhood plan displayed in all the stations ➡️ https://t.co/XSG4iJ0TZ3 pic.twitter.com/UUV8c4Y5mV— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nUPDATE 10:35 AM: After initiating a shuttle to run between the stations that are shut down, the STM has sent out another tweet indicating that the issue will now not be resolved until noon.\nShutdown continues GREEN line between Frontenac and Viau. Water infiltrations. Service expected to resume at 12:00. #stminfo J— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nVeuillez noter que la perturbation a lieu à en raison d'une conduite d'eau brisée de la ville de Montréal. Nous travaillons actuellement avec eux pour établir la situation le plus rapidement possible.— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nEvidently, the issue was more work than initially anticipated or they've run into unforeseen problems. The tweet above reads:\n"Please note that the disturbance took place due to a broken water line from the city of Montreal. We are currently working with them to establish the situation as quickly as possible."\nThis means that this section of the Green line will be without service for two and a half hours, if service does resume at the expected time of noon today.\nWe will update this space with any further details.\nUPDATE 12:46 PM: The STM has updated passengers to let them know the closure will now continue until 3PM.\n[Ongoing disruption] Shutdown continues GREEN line between Frontenac and Viau. Water infiltrations. City water pipe broke. Service resume expected at 15:00. pic.twitter.com/HvSN1w9Sxs— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nAccording to the STM, a city water pipe broke which caused water to begin to infiltrate the STM network around 9:30 this morning. After expecting the closure to end around 11 AM and then 12 PM, they have now indicated that the closure will last until at least 3PM.\nStations Frontenac, Viau and those in between will remain closed for the next two hours, totalling the closure at 5 and a half hours.\nUPDATE 3:30 PM: The STM has provided another update regarding the water infiltration that began this morning. At 3PM the STM sent out this tweet informing passengers that the Green Line would continue to be out of service between station Frontenac and station Viau until 6PM.\n[Ongoing disruption] 🚇⚠️ Shutdown continues GREEN line between Frontenac and Viau métro stations. Water infiltration. City water pipe broke. Service resume expected at 6 PM. pic.twitter.com/fgnnIKuqOj— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019\nThe only details the STM has provided throughout the day is that a city water pipe broke causing water to begin infiltrating the metro system around 9:30 this morning.\nWhile service was expected to resume around 11 AM, that time has been pushed back several times now, with the latest update expecting service to resume at 6PM, making the total length of the shutdown over 8 hours.\nWe will update this space with any pertinent information.