CN power outage halts train movement in Ontario

Thousands of commuters were affected by residual delays after a massive outage at the CN control tower.

"As the system is rebooting, traffic will start moving again, however this will take some time".

Greg Percy, chief operating officer for Metrolinx, said the provincial transit agency is not expecting any further problems on Friday afternoon.

While the power outage itself didn't last long, it scrambled the signal systems at the control hub.

"Crews are working to fully restore the systems as quickly and as safely as possible". "Trains in Ontario impacted but are starting to move again", CN Rail said in a Twitter message near noon.

"We can't run trains right now".

"When those systems go down, the trains stop for safety reasons", Waldron said. Percy said he was not yet certain what cause the outage.

"We're working to get them moving as fast as we can", Aikins said.

A passenger on the UP Express train Scott Greenwood told CTV News Toronto that he missed his flight from Toronto to Vancouver.

The outage to the signals left every GO Train in the Toronto and Hamilton area standing still on the tracks.

She told CP24 that many of those who were on the train ended up missing their flights. Metrolinx will be talking to those passengers about compensation.

  • Leroy Wright