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Orange Line shut down with a "Situation"

Posted by Scott / January 2, 2007

metro.gifHappy New Year, commuters!

To me, nothing ushers in the new year in a city like snarled up transit as a result of a suicide. Yes, yes, yes! The festive yellow tape across the doorways of the metro, the twinkling lights of emergency vehicles, the hustle and bustle of overly-anxious commuters on their way to work.

The Orange Line was completely shut down this morning due to what is euphemistically called "a situation" at Jean-Talon metro. The ratio of cops-to-commuters was about 2:1, and while no one in charge would confirm what exactly was happening, the number of rubber-gloved paramedics present suggests a jumper on the tracks.

Have I been in cities too long? I am not even phased by these delays, other than seeing it as an inconvenience on my commute to work. Perhaps in 2007 I should be more sympathetic to the plight of other urbanites, and be in the city with my heart open to everyone's suffering.

It's a resolution that, in Montreal, would last about 2 hours. By then, I will have been doored by a passing car and nudged at every given intersection...

(Note: system still shut down as of 11 am)

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10 Comments

satan / January 2, 2007 at 04:52 pm
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I am going to Montreal this weekend and looking for info on nightclubs, hookers & strippers.

thanks
scott / January 2, 2007 at 05:16 pm
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those are montreal's three main exports. you should have no problem finding info.
Matthew / January 2, 2007 at 08:21 pm
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It's sad, but whenever there's a metro delay the thought of a jumper crosses my mind.
scott / January 3, 2007 at 10:42 am
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i know. a woman came up and asked me what the delay was. when i said i thought it was a jumper, she was shocked and horrified enough to make me realize i wasn't. and i'm a total creampuff. a very jaded creampuff, though.
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