Published Feb 08, 2023 • Last updated 1 hour ago • 1 minute read
A burst sprinkler system pipe is believed to have been the cause of a leak at Rideau Station that disrupted Confederation Line service for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, OC Transpo said.
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A fire alarm was activated at Rideau Station at about 3 p.m., the transit service said Tuesday evening, and staff found a “significant” leak near the westbound platform.
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The station was closed as Ottawa Fire Services investigated the leak. OC Transpo staff were at Rideau Station to direct riders.
While work was underway to stop the leak, trains ran from Hurdman to Blair stations with replacement bus service from Tunney’s Pasture to Hurdman stations, OC Transpo said.
Full Line 1 service restarted just before 4 p.m., the transit service said.