Part Of The Montreal STM Orange Line Has Been Shut Down
The western wing of the STM orang line has been shut down between Côte-Vertu and Namur stations, according to a post to the Ligne Orange Twitter account. As of the time of writing, service is expected to resume at 19:00.
The STM explains that this service disruption is due to a blocked train door. The transit company offers no further details, but often cites passenger attempts to hold open train doors as one of the leading causes of service delays.
Shutdown ORANGE line between Côte-Vertu and Namur. Door of train blocked. Service expected to resume at 19:00. #stminfo T— Ligne Orange (@Ligne Orange) 1558737615.0
Such action is the target of the latest STM ad campaign, which aims to educate riders about behaviour that could lead to slowed service.
Earlier this month, the STM had reached a record number of days without a major orange line disruption in 2019.
Orange line service will now not resume until 19:30.
Shutdown continues ORANGE line between Côte-Vertu and Namur. Door of train blocked. Service expected to resume at 19:30. #stminfo W— Ligne Orange (@Ligne Orange) 1558738329.0
There are still no details as to the cause of the blocked door.
Though one rider has some helpful advice:
@stm_Orange Use a crowbar— Glyrion (@Glyrion) 1558738447.0
This service disruption comes the same day that the STM had to evacuate and shut down Papineau green line station due to structural issues. According to some reports, part of the station ceiling threatened to collapse.
Nos équipes sont sur place pour permettre de rouvrir la station dans les meilleurs délais. En attendant, la navette… https://t.co/Z0c95OrB3r— STM (@STM) 1558722561.0
The STM seemed reluctant to admit this, but stated that the station was emptied as a precautionary measure.
Papineau station has since reopened.
Stay tuned for updates. We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.