This is breaking news.
The STM Orange line has ben shut down between Beaubien and Berri-UQAM stations.
According to a Tweet from the STM, service has stopped while crews respond to "an injured or ill passenger." There are no other details.
Both the official Twitter acocunts of the STM and the Orange line intially tweeted that service would resume by "0:15h," or 12:15AM.
Those tweets were quickly deleted and may have been an error.
The revised estimate is that that serivce will resume within twenty minutes.
Shutdown ORANGE line between Berri-UQAM and Beaubien. Injured or ill passenger. Service expected to resume at 16:55. #stminfo I— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 29, 2018
Passengers took to Twitter to complain about the situation on a day when the Orange line is "particularly crowded."
C’est déjà la congestion comme jamais sur la @stm_Orange Dès qu’il y a une intervention d’urgence c’est l’enfer!— Jessica Ménard (@Menayer) November 29, 2018
Il faut réfléchir à notre système de transport public qui est très très malade
UPDATE: service is now set to resume at 17:10.
Shutdown continues ORANGE line between Berri-UQAM and Beaubien. Injured or ill passenger. Service expected to resume at 17:10. #stminfo X— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 29, 2018
UPDATE: service is now "gradually resuming"
Reprise graduelle du service sur la ligne Orange suite à une intervention auprès d'une personne blessée/malade. Des délais et un fort achalandage sont à prévoir dans les deux directions. Merci de votre compréhension.— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 29, 2018
Passengers should expect delays.
I usually walk to Champs-de-Mars to get on the @stm_Orange, even though I’m heading North, so as to avoid Berri-UQàM. Because, you know... Berri’s so jammed you never get on a train. Today - even at CdM, I’ve had to let four trains go by. pic.twitter.com/vkse9GHwk0— Justin Hayward (@CBC_Hayward) November 29, 2018
UPDATE: service is now normal on the Orange line.
Service normal du métro #stminfo H— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 29, 2018
We will update this post as we get new information. Hopefully, the "injured or ill passenger" will be okay.