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Second morning of door problems on Confederation Line

Route R1 buses replaced O-Train service between Tunney's Pasture and Rideau stations for almost an hour.
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The logo for Ottawa's O-Train Confederation light rail transit line, March 3, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

O-Train service was stopped through downtown Ottawa and replacement bus service put into place after a door issue disabled a train at Lyon Station.

Route R1 buses replaced O-Train service between Tunney's Pasture and Rideau stations, Wednesday morning, around 8:30 a.m.

Trains were back up and running around 9:20 a.m., and back-up buses were taken off the roads.

This is the second consecutive morning of door-related O-Train problems; on Tuesday, a train was stopped at uOttawa after a rider forced open a closing train door. Technicians were unable to reset the door, nor could they close and lock it out. Trains in both directions had to share a single track around the disabled train, leading to lengthy delays and backups of passengers.

"Leave the doors alone," said John Manconi, the city's transportation services manager. "If you miss your stop -- I saw that the other day -- yeah, you're going to have to backtrack but you just cross over and take the next train."


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