Candiac Line (AMT) - History

History

Service started on September 4, 2001 with 2 round trips every day. One trainset was used for both departures. In September 2003, service was increased to the current 4 round trips per day and a second trainset was used. Service was extended to Candiac in 2005. In 2009, two additional departures were added in each direction with leased trainsets being used until new locomotives and rolling stock is received.

Service on the line was suspended from February 17, 2006 to March 9, 2006 after the derailment of 6 Canadian Pacific freight cars on February 17. The freight cars derailed on a bridge used by the train service. This was one of the longest disruptions in train service for the AMT.

The line was renamed on July 1 2010 from "Delson-Candiac" to simply "Candiac" to standardize formatting across the network.

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