December 1, 2016 6:22 am
Updated: December 1, 2016 9:24 am

Delays expected on AMT Candiac line as protests set to begin

Protests are expected to begin Thursday morning and continue till the end of the day Friday. Trains are still expected to operate, but at a reduced speed, Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Karol Dahl / Global News
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The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is warning commuters of potential delays on the Candiac line in anticipation of protests in support of Standing Rock, North Dakota.

Protests are expected to begin Thursday morning and continue till the end of the day Friday.

AMT said trains are still expected to operate, but at a reduced speed in the protest area.

The protesting is expected to take place near the Saint-Laurent Railway Station belonging to CP.

Stops on the line include: Candiac, Delson, Saint-Constant, Sainte-Catherine, LaSalle, Montréal-Ouest, Vendôme and Lucien L’Allier.

On Nov. 16, the AMT cancelled all commuter rail services on the Candiac line in the morning due to a Mohawk blockade on the railway bridge connecting the south shore to LaSalle.

READ MORE: Blockade on bridge forces AMT to cancel commuter rail service on Candiac line

Activists blocked the bridge from 24 hours beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday and are expected to remain in place until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

READ MORE: Service resumes on AMT Candiac line after blockade lifted

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.

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