O-Train Line 1 - Update : March 4, 2020

(2:51pm) 12 trains are currently on the line.

After the end of peak service this morning, at approximately 10 am, Electric Rail Operators reported issues with the Closed-Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) system. The CCTV cameras allow Operators to view the platform when departing from a station and is part of a multi-layered safety process to protect platform operations.

OC Transpo has established protocols to ensure safe operations if cameras are not operational. When an operator does not have access to CCTV cameras, a qualified spotter on the platform can signal to the operator that the platform is clear and that the train can safely depart. These spotters have been in place since the launch of the system as an additional layer of protection. If no spotter is available, the operator contacts the Transit Operations Control Centre, who can use their cameras to provide an all clear. Under no circumstances do trains depart without a clearance signal.

Today, RTM did not have the required spotters on the platforms at all locations, as they are required to be. I immediately contacted Peter Lauch, the CEO of RTG, and ordered that all resources be redeployed immediately. I have ordered RTG to have spotters present on all platforms until further notice.

Operators followed all established protocolsduring this loss of CCTV service. OC Transpo staff were deployed to act as spotters, to augment platform monitoring and support safe operations. RTG continues to work to restore CCTV functionality and they have redeployed spotters to platforms shortly before 2 pm.

Service continues to run with no delays to customers. 

​Source : City of Ottawa

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