Edmonton LRT back to normal after ‘serious electrical issue’ on Wednesday

 

Edmonton LRT back to normal after ‘serious electrical issue’ on Wednesday

A serious electrical issue caused service disruptions on the Capital and Metro LRT lines Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

A serious electrical issue caused service disruptions on the Capital and Metro LRT lines Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Charles Taylor, Global News

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The City of Edmonton said the LRT was back to operating normally Thursday morning, after a problem shut down part of the system on Wednesday afternoon.

Train riders were forced onto buses after a “serious electrical issue” along the Capital Line during rush hour.

At around 4 p.m., the city said there was a report of an issue with on an overhead power line which powers the LRT, somewhere between the Churchill and Stadium stations.

The issue disrupted service on both the Capital and Metro lines.

Service along the Capital Line was unavailable between the Grandin and Coliseum stations. Service along the Metro Line was unavailable between the Grandin and NAIT stations.

Buses were brought in to help stranded passengers and ETS staff were called to Grandin, Coliseum and Stadium stations to notify transit users.

 

City staff and EPCOR crews were deployed, and a city spokesperson said the problem was fixed overnight.

UPDATE: electrical failure has been repaired and ETS LRT service is now fully operational.