The STM has announced an extensive shutdown on the Montreal orange metro line. Service has come to a halt between Côte-Vertu and Berri-UQÀM stations, accounting for more than half the route of the busy line.\nAccording to reports, an intervention of medical services has caused a complete shutdown of services until around 3:50 p.m. The shutdown was announced at 2:55 p.m. In total the shutdown is expected to last for about an hour.\nEmergency services were dispatched along the orange line. There are no futher details.\nUPDATE: Normal metro service has resumed.\nEARLIER: Passengers on the other side, between Berri-UQAM and Montmorency, are in the clear as service is still available in both directions.\nExpect heavy traffic and much delay if you're trying to get downtown from the west end of Montreal.\nREAD ALSO: Fire Engulfs Dollarama At Busy Montreal Shopping Centre (Video)\nShutdown ORANGE line between Côte-Vertu and Berri-UQAM. Inter. Emergency medical services. Service expected to resume at 15:50. #stminfo O— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) September 25, 2019\nIt is unclear where along the shut down route emergency medical services had to intervene.\nThe STM website also reflects the shutdown.\nSTM\nIf you're on the orange line, listen to alerts and follow the instructions of any STM inspectors if you're looking for a detour.\nThe STM has established a special bus route to ferry customers through downtown between Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQÀM.\n[Ongoing disruption] 🚇🚌⚠️ A special bus service is established between Lionel-Groulx and Côte-Vertu métro stations. You can find the stop of these busses on the neighbourhood plan displayed in all the stations ⏩ https://t.co/ETJCdFgIDW pic.twitter.com/p2FfKDQ7SM— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) September 25, 2019\nService is now gradually resuming on the orange line:\nService gradually resuming on the ORANGE line. #stminfo R— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) September 25, 2019\nWe'll bring you more updates as they develop!