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O-Train Line 1 reporting to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada

The safety of customers and employees is OC Transpo’s top priority. There are multiple layers of safety built into the O-Train Line 1 system based on industry-best practices and reflected in all our processes and procedures.

As with any rail system, the O-Train Line 1 can experience unforeseen occurrences and service disruptions. In these instances, OC Transpo takes immediate and coordinated action, engaging Rideau Transit Maintenance, and other stakeholders and subject matter experts. As part of our standard practice, notification is provided to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

For more information on the TSB notification process, please consult tsb.gc.ca.

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Below is a summary of O-Train Line 1 TSB reportable occurrences:

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June 22, 2022

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

While traveling at a low speed during a coupling procedure at the maintenance yard, a railcar mover made contact with a stationary LRV. There were no injuries; one LRV headlight was damaged.

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May 20, 2022

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

A piece of maintenance equipment used for working on the overhead catenary system derailed while traveling on the tracks at the maintenance yard. There were no injuries and damage to the equipment was minimal.

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May 17, 2022

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

A piece of maintenance equipment for moving rail vehicles was mounted onto the tracks in the storage shed and travelled a short distance before sliding off the tracks. There were no injuries and damage to the equipment was minimal.

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April 8, 2022

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

While performing maintenance on Line 1 outside of regular service hours, a hi-rail maintenance vehicle had its wheels come off the track. There were no injuries or damage to the tracks or maintenance vehicle.

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March 10, 2022

Occurrence type: Damage

Description

An eastbound train approaching Blair Station was taken out of service and parked safely at Blair Station. Alstom technicians inspected the stopped train at Blair Station which confirmed that a gearbox failed due to an inadequate amount of lubrication fluid in the unit.

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February 28, 2022

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

While performing routine maintenance on Line 1 outside of revenue service hours, a hi-rail vehicle lost traction while travelling westbound near Blair Station and made contact at low speed with another hi-rail vehicle and a piece of equipment being worn on a maintenance employee. There were no injuries and there was minor damage to the contacted vehicle.

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February 21, 2022

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

A railcar mover collided with a train car in the yard at a low speed. This resulted in minor damage to the train car.

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January 27, 2022

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

Maintenance equipment travelling through the yard had wheels leave the track when it attempted to go over an area of snow accumulation. There is no evidence of damage to the track or to the railcar mover.

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January 22, 2022

Occurrence type: Damage

Description

Multiple trains experienced power issues in the east end of the line due to ongoing cold temperatures. It was later determined that 5 vehicles had damage to the pantographs and required replacement.

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January 19, 2022

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

A railcar mover travelled through a switch that was not aligned for the intended route of travel causing the wheels to leave the track. There appeared to be no damage to the switch or the rail car mover.

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November 8, 2021

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

LRV was conducting a tow/push procedure to move another LRV that could not be powered on. During this procedure the two LRVs came into contact with each other.

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November 2, 2021

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

LRV began moving out of the maintenance bay without removing the gangway cover, causing damage to the exterior of the train.

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