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Updated: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:55:46 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Montreal metro service resumes after system-wide shutdown



Montreal's metro service experienced a system-wide shutdown on Wednesday morning. CBC

Montreal's metro service experienced a system-wide shutdown on Wednesday morning. CBC

Montreal's metro subway network shut down today in the middle of morning rush hour,

Service resumed on all lines about 20 minutes later and commuters were ushered back into the trains.

The speaker system inside the metro blamed the interruption on an "incident."

The metro experienced a flurry of service interruptions and shutdowns last May after the installation of a new, more complex control room.

The changeover contributed to seven interruptions in one week.

At the time, the executive director of the Société de transport de Montréal'sLemay

He claimed it was one of the more reliable systems in the world and that the interruptions were an exception.

The STM has four twitter accounts 

- @stm_verte

- @stm_orange

- @stm_jaune

- @stm_bleue

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