Orange and blue lines are down
Tweets at this moment are saying the metro’s orange and blue lines are down, cause unknown as yet.
Later note: Smoke bombs again. La Presse notes.
8:50: Got a Twitter reply saying “NOPE WHOLE FUCKING SYSTEM” in response to my headline “Orange and blue lines are down”. Radio-Canada notes a shortage of buses at the end of rush hour: “La Société de transport de Montréal (STM) invite donc les usagers à marcher jusqu’à leur destination.”
9:15: Bixi announces two bike reception depots downtown, one at King and de la Commune and another at St-Alexandre and Sainte-Catherine in the Gesù parking lot. Bravo to them for being so responsive.
Tweets are saying there’s smoke but it’s apparently not toxic and nobody’s had to be treated for a bad reaction to it.
I’m hearing sirens up here in Villeray. Might not be related.
photo of bus lineup on Wellington in Verdun and general reports of transit chaos.
9:34: Bixi adds depots at Place d’Armes and Victoria Square.
9:57: Tweets suggest orange and blue lines coming back up, Jean-Talon station reopening.
10:12: Tweets say metro is back except green line from Berri to Beaugrand.
Bixi continues to open new bike reception depots, one at Stanley and de Maisonneuve, another at Bleury and de Maisonneuve.