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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 list of O-Train Line 1 TSB reportable collisions and derailments:

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May 22, 2024

Property damage

Description

A platform delineator, which is a yellow, flexible, plastic post to protect the coupled area of the train, fell over and struck a train as it was stopping at Lees Station. There was minor damage to the bottom panel of one of the train’s doors.

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February 16, 2024

Type of incident: 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 or damage.

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January 24, 2024

Type of incident: 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 or damage.

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December 5, 2023

Type of incident: Collision

Description

During engineering hours, one maintenance vehicle made contact with a stationary maintenance vehicle while travelling in reverse, east of Rideau Station. There were no injuries. Both vehicles sustained damage.

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June 10, 2023

Type of incident: Collision

Description

During planned maintenance activities on O-Train Line 1, a piece of equipment modified to operate on both conventional roads and on railways was damaged after it lost traction and made contact with another piece of equipment that also sustained damage. There were no injuries and no damage to rail infrastructure.

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February 8, 2023

Occurrence type: Derailment

Description

While performing maintenance on Line 1 between Lyon and Parliament stations outside of regular service hours, the rear wheels of a hi-rail maintenance vehicle (a vehicle modified to operate both on conventional roads and on railways) came off the track. The maintenance vehicle was travelling at low speed, and no damage or injuries occurred.

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January 12, 2023

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

A rail car mover contacted an overhead door inside the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility. There were no injuries but there was damage to the door.

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December 21, 2022

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

While performing routine maintenance on O-Train Line 1 outside of revenue service hours, the maintenance team mounted a hi-rail snow blower (a vehicle modified to operate both on conventional roads and on railways) on track 1 between uOttawa and Lees stations. The blower portion of the unit was not mounted properly and slid off the rails shortly after it moved forward. There were no injuries but there was minor damage to the blower unit.

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October 3, 2022

Occurrence type: Collision

Description

While performing routine maintenance on Line 1 outside of revenue service hours near Tremblay Station, a hi-rail vehicle travelling in reverse made contact at low speed with another hi-rail vehicle. There were no injuries and there was minor damage both vehicles.

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July 15, 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 and damage to the equipment was minimal.

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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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