VaudreuilHudson passengers late for a second time this week


For the second time in a week, passengers on the Vaudreuil-Hudson train line were facing several delays Wednesday morning.

As of 9 a.m., nine trains had been delayed, seven of which were heading downtown during the morning rush hour. That followed two other trains on Tuesday that were delayed heading to the West Island.  The lateness affected the other lines that share tracks with the Vaudreuil-Hudson line: four trains on the Candiac Line were late heading downtown and three trains on the St-Jérôme Line were also slowed down heading downtown. 

The website of the Agence métropolitaine de Montréal, which operates the commuter trains blamed the delays on operational constraints caused by CP, the freight train company that operates the line.

On Monday, a problem with the switches near the Montreal West station also caused several delays during the morning commute. A spokesperson for CP apologized for those problems, and said it would work to assure they wouldn’t continue

Fanie St-Pierre, a spokesperson for the agency said it was too soon to say if the Wednesday morning delays were related to the same problem.