The O-Train Line 1 is now scheduled to be shut down until the end of the week, but the closure for work to boost the troubled train’s performance could last even longer.
“We are continuing to work closely with (Rideau Transit Group), as this current closure may be further extended, or additional closures may be required over the summer,” general manager of transportation services John Manconi said in memo to city councillors Sunday.
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“The focus remains on improving service reliability for our customers.”
OC Transpo staff will be on hand to direct riders to replacement buses that will be running along the Confederation Line during a fourth closure for work since the beginning of May.
The nine-month-old line had been scheduled to shut down Sunday, then have partial service running between uOttawa and Blair Stations through Wednesday. But an extension was approved to “expedite” the work.
RTG planned to implement updated train control software that was tested during a previous temporary closure and continue infrastructure work on the track and overhead catenary power supply system, according to an earlier memo.
Residents may see trains running and a variety of high-rail track equipment undertaking inspections and adjustments along the track.