O-Train Line 1 - Update : February 27, 2020
(6:27am) RTM launched 7 trains - train immobilized at Rideau
(6:56am) We have another immobilized train at Tremblay.
(7:20am) There are two immobilized trains, one at Rideau Station and an additional one at Tremblay Station due to vehicle power issues. They are being removed from the line. There are currently 7 trains operating on the system, with headways of approximately 8 minutes. Service is continuing around the immobilized trains.
(8:05am) Immobilized trains are off the line. Full service end to end with varying headways as the system recovers. 7 trains in service.
(11:15am) Recognising the impacts to O-Train service yesterday and the current weather event, here is an update on service today and our plan to support service to our customers today and tomorrow.
Update on O-Train Line 1 service
Repairs to the overhead catenary system were completed by 12:30 am this morning. At approximately 2 am, we experienced power outages in the maintenance yard. Power was restored within 30 minutes and did not delay the launch of service. RTG was able to provide 9 trains for service launch this morning. Between 6 am and 8 am, we experienced two immobilized trains at Rideau and at Tremblay Station, reducing the number in service to 7. Both trains were stopped due to vehicle power issues. The train at Rideau Station stopped just east of the platform, and passengers were escorted back to the station. Technicians were dispatched and both trains have been removed from the line. Service was restored by 8 am.
We are currently providing service approximately every 8 minutes to all stations on the line with 7 trains. RTG is anticipating that we will have 8 trains available for afternoon peak service. Given the weather and the issues we have been experiencing, and to ensure continuity of service for our customers, we are introducing two additional measures today:
Extended S1 Service
Today, we will be running our S1 supplemental bus service throughout the day and evening matching the rail service hours. To date, S1 supplemental service has only run during peak periods. S1 supplemental bus service will run directly to downtown from Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations until noon. At noon, S1 service will switch to run from downtown to Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations.
Proactive R1 Service
In addition to the S1 supplemental service, we will be running a number of buses to augment, not replace, rail service from Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station, serving all stations. We are implementing R1 service proactively, to provide additional capacity along the line throughout the day and evening again matching rail service hours.
With the lower number of people travelling today, it appears that the reduced capacity of the train service plus the augmented bus services will be enough to carry everyone home this afternoon. If there are short delays there may be cases where some customers will have to wait for the next train or bus. We continue to work with RTG to restore full levels of service. We are planning to continue to provide the extended S1 service and proactive R1 service to support service on Friday.
Customers should visit octranspo.com or follow @OC_Transpo on Twitter for service updates.
(3:03pm) The S1 bus service and R1 bus service announced today is in place and operating. Currently 6 trains on the line. RTG is attempting to launch a 7th train.
(3:18pm) 7th train has been launched.
(8:45pm) Afternoon service ran with 7 trains and the S1 supplemental and augmented R1 bus service. We were able to manage customer volumes.
RTG has advised that they plan to provide 8 trains for tomorrow's service. Accordingly, for Friday, we will continue the additional bus service that ran today:
Extended S1 Service
S1 supplemental bus service will run throughout Friday, matching the rail service hours. S1 supplemental bus service will run directly to downtown from Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations until noon. At noon, S1 service will switch to run from downtown to Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations.
Proactive R1 Service
We will continue to run a number of buses to augment, not replace, rail service from Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station, serving all stations. Although trains will be serving all stations along Line 1, these buses will provide additional capacity along the line throughout Friday during the day and evening, matching rail service hours.
We continue to work with RTG to restore normal levels of service as quickly as possible.
Source : City of Ottawa