Bad weather is bad news for Ottawa LRT trains, city told

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, January 28, 2020

International rail experts hired by Rideau Transit Group are being treated to a fine example of Ottawa’s current LRT mess as the city’s contractor started another week with a serious shortage of trains for the busiest times of day.

The gurus from JBA Corp. come on board this week with news that the Alstom Citadis Spirit trains don’t like bad weather.

The city reported that several trains suddenly stopped during the snowy, wet weekend because their circuit breakers tripped.

(...)Experts from JBA are expected to examine a dozen issues flagged by the city about LRT maintenance. The consultants have been helping the City of Ottawa’s transportation department figure out if RTG is off track with the maintenance program, and now RTG, which is a partnership of ACS Infrastructure, EllisDon and SNC-Lavalin, has hired the consultants to fix troubles related to LRT upkeep.

JBA has experience with Alstom trains and infrastructure.

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