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Metro Line LRT running slower after failure
Published Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:03AM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:03PM MST
Trains along the metro line LRT are once again running at lower speeds after a signal failure last Monday.
City of Edmonton Communications Manager Holly Budd said the incident occurred on Monday at 6 a.m., when a train leaving the NAIT station went into fail-safe mode as the crossing arms went up at the Princess Elizabeth intersection.
This was the second signal failure since July, Budd said.
“This is one of those projects that has not gone perfect, and obviously, it still has issues to date. People want to know how we’re going to continue to work on this to make sure it’s working the way that it was intended years ago when the original contractors agreed to.”
The city is investigating the two incidents with a signal contractor.
“There’s just a need to double check what happened with this particular instance.”
Budd also said the LRT schedule has not been impacted by Monday’s incident.
With files from Angela Jung
A train came to a full stop at the Princess Elizabeth intersection after the crossing arms lifted early Monday morning.