STM re-opens métro green line in east-end after water leak closure
After being shut down for much of the day, the green line of the métro has resumed service between Frontenac and Viau stations.
A water main break early in the morning led the STM to suspend service for a large section of the line's eastern branch. The STM first tweeted about the issue at 9:30 am.
Shutdown GREEN line between Frontenac and Viau. Water infiltrations. Service expected to resume at 11:00. #stminfo X— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 19, 2019
The day-long shutdown, impacting one of the busiest sections of the métro system, came on a deeply inconvenient Sunday for the STM — the closing day of the MetroMetro festival at the Olympic Stadium's Esplanade, right in the middle of the impacted area. The shutdown also complicated travel plans for many east-end residents attempting to get to the first edition of Piknic Électronik of the year at Parc Jean-Drapeau this afternoon.
The transit commission originally expected serivce to resume before 11:00 am, but that proved unrealistic and was quickly changed to 6:00 pm. In the end, the first Honoré-Beaugrand-bound green line train of the day ran shortly before 5:30 pm.
For much of the day Sunday, east-end transit users were forced onto shuttle buses running between Frontenac and Viau, as well as the 125 bus line along Ontario Street East.
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