Users of the Candiac commuter train line will have to continue to be patient on Monday, exo having confirmed that its service will be interrupted again due to the blockade of the Canadian Pacific rail line at Kahnawake.
“Due to the presence of demonstrators near the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), the interruption of train service on the exo4 Candiac line continues. Bus shuttles are maintained for Monday, February 17, until further notice, “said the transport agency Sunday.
Commuters in Roussillon will be able to fall back on thirty buses that will go back and forth between the Candiac, Delson, Saint-Constant and Sainte-Catherine stations, and the Mansfield terminus, in Montreal.
“All efforts are made by the exo teams to provide an alternative service and support its customers during the disruption,” said the commuter train manager.
CP tracks have been blocked in Kahnawake since the weekend of February 8-9. Last week, no commuter train could run on the Candiac line.
The demonstrators want to show their solidarity with the members of the British Columbia First Nation Wet’suwet’en, who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.
In addition, VIA Rail has indicated that its Montreal-Toronto, Ottawa-Toronto and Kingston-Toronto routes continue to be interrupted due to the blockade on the territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Nation, near Belleville, Ontario.
As of Sunday, VIA Rail had had to cancel 409 trains, affecting approximately 83,000 passengers.