O-Train Line 1 : Service Update for July 4, 2020
Alstom RTG/RTM have completed the inspections on the entire fleet with the exception of three vehicles that are in maintenance for other maintenance - they will be completed as part of that work.
Three wheels have been found to have the defect affecting 3 single vehicles (1.5 Double car train) . These will be replaced by Alstom. The safety order that has been issued is that until root cause and fixes are implemented, all vehicles are to be inspected after each use. Therefore this new procedure needs to be introduced into the maintenance regime and careful planning was undertaken to determine the fleet availability while ensuring this inspection and all other maintenance routines are adhered to so that there is no slippage in maintenance.
To enable this, we are permitting RTG/RTM and Alstom to move to a daily fleet count of 7 Vehicles with a hot spare, which provides 8 min service. Their will be no ramp down ramp up for morning and afternoon peak and this will be the weekend service output also. This enables them to comply with this new requirement and ensure maintenance continues across the fleet. With reduced ridership this can be accommodated at this time. We will communicate this to our customers through all our channels. As for root cause this work is underway and the city has secured resources in this specialized field to review any findings, next steps etc.
John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department
Source : City of Ottawa