Mayor gives LRT passing grades in storm — then system breaks down and councillors want buses reinstated

By Jon Willing and Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, November 12, 2019

After a smooth morning of LRT travel turned into another broken-down afternoon, two councillors want Mayor Jim Watson to bring back cancelled buses until the trains work well.

Trains between St. Laurent and Blair stations were replaced by buses for nearly an hour and a half during the afternoon rush hour.

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper and Somerset’s Catherine McKenney now want former bus routes reinstated.

Leiper tweeted: “I feel horrible for commuters tonight delayed in the cold by another train failure. It’s time to bring back the suburban routes until some period of virtually flawless performance is achieved.”

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