Metro: 1000 service interruptions in 2012

There were more than a thousand service interruptions lasting at least five minutes in the Montreal metro in 2012, the worst record in six years.

All kinds of things were to blame: the yellow line got slowed down repeatedly because of dynamiting at the CHUM construction site, for example, because the tunnel passes close by. Agitation by students caused a few well publicized delays. But the STM wants to you know it won’t stop trains for objects dropped on the tracks any more.