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Company responsible for Ottawa LRT maintenance hiring outside experts to help improve service

"The consortium contracted by the City of Ottawa to maintain the new LRT system for 30 years is going to pay an outside team of rail experts to review the operations and maintenance of the Confederation Line because it needs more rail expertise to improve train service, the city’s transit commission heard Thursday.

The news comes as the LRT hit day four of a train shortage during the morning and afternoon rush hours because of “a rash” of wheel flats.

It’s the latest debacle for the four-month-old rail service, which, since launching, has also suffered repeated computer glitches, door faults and rail switch issues, as well as a downed overhead power cable last week."


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