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Storm responsible for LRT delays
Nahreman Issa, ctvedmonton.ca
Published Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:35PM MDT
A part of the LRT service was down to one track Sunday morning as severe winds storm snapped an LRT line.
The storm caused major delays for the Edmonton Transit System as strong winds around 10 p.m. Saturday night pulled wires off of their supports. The wind also caused an LRT-car to stall on the bridge used to cross the North Saskatchewan River.
Train schedules times were affected Sunday as Epcor crews worked to fix the lines. The work completed by 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
At one point, the LRT was operating on a single track service from the Grandin station to the South Campus station. Shuttle bus services was set up at the University of Alberta to transfer riders to the South Campus station. The train was operating on two tracks from the Corona station to Claireview Station.
Capital Ex riders were experienced major delays due to the storm.
Train services were put to a halt Saturday night during the storm as radio communication failed due to a tower that may have gone down.
Hundreds of people were stranded at the Coliseum station. ETS brought in as many as 20-buses to shuttle those waiting to use the LRT.