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OC Transpo is holding an update on the status of the LRT at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

At a media briefing Tuesday, the agency said the inspection of its LRT fleet was complete and six vehicles had been identified as needing further inspection. 

As a result, those trains are being inspected further out of “an abundance of caution,” said Renée Amilcar, the city’s transit head, at the Tuesday afternoon news conference.

“We don’t want to take any chance with those six vehicles,” Amilcar said. “It’s normal, but because we are conducting this huge investigation, it’s time to have a deep dive on everything, and we don’t want to take any risk.”

Pimisi station during July 2023 LRT shutdown Ottawa
Pimisi station remains shut as the LRT closure continues. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

LRT service has been shut down since last Monday due to bearing issues in the axle hub assemblies of its trains.

The train’s maker, Alstom, and Rideau Transit Group (RTG), the consortium that built the Confederation Line, are redesigning the wheel hub assembly as part of a permanent solution, though the root cause of the issues still hasn’t been identified.

At a news conference earlier this week, OC Transpo said it was planning a gradual return to service starting Monday July 31, which would mark two weeks since the LRT was operating.


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