Quebec storm: Deux-Montagnes train line operating under modified schedule due to power outages
MONTREAL - Exo trains on the Deux-Montagnes line struggled to leave the station on Friday, due to debris on the tracks and high winds that caused a power outage.
The trains were on a modified schedule, with just one departures from Central station offered every hour at 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., according to the Exo website.
But debris on the tracks hindered the departure of at least one of those trains.
Earlier on Friday, Exo announced that the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line was down indefinitely due to a power failure.
The electric trains don't work while the line suffers from a lack of power. Diesel trains were called in, Exo said.
While the power is off, TRAIN passes will be accepted at Bonaventure, Cote-Vertu and Montmorency stations on the Montreal metro line, as well as on all STM buses.
Exo is also setting up a shuttle bus service which will run between the Deux-Montagnes train stations and the Montmorency metro station.
As of 5 p.m., nearly one million Quebec households were without power due to a storm that has caused flooding and damage from strong winds.
This is a developing story that will be updated.