Copper thieves delay Deux-Montagnes trains
copper wire theft
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:26PM EDT
Trains were delayed Tuesday morning on the Montreal-Deux Montagnes line because of theft.
Nothing was stolen from passengers.
Instead, copper wiring had been ripped from train tracks sometime between 5:55 and 7:15 a.m.
The wires were ripped out between the Roxboro and Bois Franc stations, cutting off power to the traffic control lights that tell engineers if it is safe to proceed or not.
Pierre-Luc Paquette of the AMT said that several trains had to be delayed while the urgent and necessary repairs were made.
He said that the commute home should be without incident.
The AMT has notified police and CN, which is responsible for the tracks, about the theft.