Reduced service on O-Train Line 1 due to cracked wheel; use closed Queensway and you’ll be charged, OPP warn

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The O-Train Confederation Line was operating on a reduced schedule Friday morning as Rideau Transit Maintenance does “critical work” on some of the cars.

OC Transpo said that trains will run approximately every 10 minutes and supplementary bus service was running from Blair, Hurdman, and Tunney’s Pasture stations to downtown during the morning commute.

A steel crack was found on one train wheel set during maintenance Thursday, transit services general manager John Manconi said in a statement Friday morning.

“As a precaution and in accordance with safety operational procedures, a fleet-wide inspection began overnight and is currently underway,” he said. “As more vehicles are inspected, they will be put into service.”

Staff are working with Rideau Transit Maintenance to finish the inspections and resume service, he said.

Meanwhile, first responders were issuing warnings during the first commute of the Queensway closure between Carling and Bronson avenues lasting until 6 a.m. Monday morning. Crews are replacing the bridges over the CPR and O-Train Trillium Line tracks during the closure that started Thursday evening.

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