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O-Train Line 1 returning to double car-only service at last

Photo: Ottawa O-Train leaving St.Laurent Station tunnel. (via Saboteurest/Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons license.) Like most things with OC Transpo, it seems Christmas came late for O-Train riders, but did eventually show up nonetheless. OC Transpo announced last week that, as of Monday, January 8, the fragile light rail system will provide exclusively double-car service like it was designed to do. ...

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Free flu shot and new COVID-19 vaccines to be generally available October 30

(Via Province of Ontario) Starting tomorrow, October 30, Ontarians will be able to receive their free flu shot and the new, most recent COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies, public health units and primary health care providers across the province. Staying up to date on vaccinations continues to be the best way for people to stay safe and healthy this respiratory illness season and avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital. ...

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We're stuck with a slowpoke train for a while

From the Ottawa Citizen, regarding Line 1’s speed reductions, which are getting to be a bad joke at this point: The restrictions will stay in place until the troublesome axle and wheel assemblies on the LRT’s Alstom Citadis trains are redesigned and replaced, and approval of that redesign isn’t expected until late 2024, according to a report to be presented to the City of Ottawa’s transit commission this week. ...