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Breaking: Montreal's STM Orange Line Has Been Shut Down Because Of An Emergency Situation

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Breaking: Montreal's STM Orange Line Has Been Shut Down Because Of An Emergency Situation

The STM has just tweeted that the Orange Line is going to be closed today until 3:15pm. That will amount to an almost hour-long shutdown.

The reason for the closure has not been divulged, although they have said that the situation involves an intervention by emergency medical services.

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TL;DR The Orange line of Montreal's metro is going to be closed between Berri-UQAM and Henri-Bourassa stations for nearly an hour today.

Shutdown ORANGE line between Berri-UQAM and H-Bourassa. Inter. Emergency medical services. Service expected to resume at 15:15. #stminfo J

January 7, 2019

The service disruption occurred around 2:15 this afternoon and the STM was quick to update their site with the closure.

The closure will be between Berri-UQAM and Henri-Bourassa, which is essentially the entire east arm of the orange line.

The current reason for the closure has not been disclosed, though the STM has divulged that it is for "emergency medical services."

Service isexpected to resume at 3:15 this afternoon.

We will update this article if and when more details come to light. 

Via STM

UPDATE: a shuttle bus has been established between Berri-UQAM and Henri-Bourassa stations:

[Service disruption] ⚠️🚇 A temporary bus shuttle service is being established between Berri-UQAM and Henri-Bourassa stations.

January 7, 2019

UPDATE: normal metro service has resumed.

Normal métro service #stminfo M

January 7, 2019

Stay tuned.

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