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Smoke On The STM Orange And Green Metro Lines Forces Second Major Shutdown In Two Days

This is the second major metro shutdown in two days.
Senior Editor
Smoke On The STM Orange And Green Metro Lines Forces Second Major Shutdown In Two Days

Sections of both the Green and Orange STM metro lines have been shut down because "of the presence of smoke" according to the STM website.

This is the second major metro disruption in two days. Yesterday, an underground explosion froced officials to shut down the entire Blue line for nearly four hours.

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Via STM

Shutdown ORANGE line between Snowdon and Bonaventure. Presence of smoke. Service expected to resume at 14:55. #stminfo A

January 18, 2019

Shutdown GREEN line between Angrignon and McGill. Presence of smoke. Service expected to resume at 15:00. #stminfo Q

January 18, 2019

While service is expected to resume at 14:55 on the Orange line, the Green line will not be operational until 15:00.

The shutdown affects the eastern wing of the Green line (from Angrignon to McGill stations) and part of the eastern wing of the Orange line (from Snowdon to Bonaventure stations.

UPDATE: as of 15:05 service is resuming on both lines.

Normal métro service #stminfo S

January 18, 2019

Normal métro service on ORANGE line. #stminfo E

January 18, 2019

The STM has not divulged the source of the smoke. But the speed with which both lines reopened suggests that this was a minor incident and that they are no safety concerns.

This is a developing story.

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available.

    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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