Montreal: commuter rail blockade cancels services on Candiac line until 6 pm today


The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) has cancelled all commuter rail services on the Candiac line Wednesday morning due to a Mohawk blockade on the railway bridge connecting the south shore to Lasalle

Activists have been blocking the bridge since 6 p.m. Tuesday, and are expected to remain in place until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Early reports indicate the protest was organized as a show of solidarity with activists in Standing Rock, North Dakota, who oppose the construction of a pipeline through the Sioux reservation.


The AMT is offering an alternative bus service to Montreal leaving from the Delson, Candiac, Saint-Constant and Sainte-Catherine stations only. Commuters will be taken to the Mansfield bus terminal in downtown Montreal.


Transit users who normally take the train at the Lasalle station are being asked to use local Société de transport de Montréal (STM) services to get to their destination.


Service from Montreal to the south shore has been completely cancelled as has all service outside of the rush hour commute.