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14 Tweets About Ottawa's LRT That Will Make You Laugh & Cry At The Same Time

Is there ever a day when #LRT isn't trending?!
Ottawa’s LRT Problems Have Been Summed Up In These Hilarious Tweets

Since it was launched back in September last year, Ottawa’s LRT has had pretty consistent problems. From delays and overcrowding, to cancellations and malfunctions, rarely a day goes by without some sort of issue. Naturally, residents of the city have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings about Ottawa’s LRT problems, and the tweets are so accurate they’ll make you laugh (and cry).

It’s no secret that the capital city’s newest rail service has been a bit of a disaster since day one, and Ottawa’s commuters have been complaining about it from the outset.

Last year, the service was so unreliable that a support group had to be set up for stressed and anxious passengers, and the city’s mayor went as far as to say that riding the multi-billion dollar LRT was an “awful experience.”

While there’s been issues with the transit system for several months now, frustrations have recently reached boiling point, as the trains seem to be struggling to cope with our wet, snowy winters.

During one of the heaviest snowfalls of the season this year, the city was running only half of the necessary trains during peak commuting hours, two of which became immobilized on the tracks.

As the city’s commuters continue to share horror stories and jokes about the LRT, it’s nice to know we’re not alone in our experiences. If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry!

Anything But Boring

Taking the LRT is like a fun casino game. Place your bets on whether you'll get to work on time, if at all!

Parliament Station's Inexplicable Stink

No amount of industrial-grade air freshener could mask those strange smells at Rideau and Parliament Station.

Snow-tally Broken

Rain, snow or sunshine, you can rely on the LRT to break down during every Canadian season!


IMDb describes this episode by saying, “Springfield builds a monorail system … unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.”

Sound familiar?

(Don't Cry, Don't Cry, Don't Cry)

Every public transit user has made this face at some point. For LRT commuters, this has become a permanently fixed facial expression.

The "Not Again?!" Face

This man became an internet sensation earlier this year, and subsequently became the most relatable person on the LRT.

Please, Not Again

Driving a car has never been so appealing.

Coffee, Tequila & Tissues For When I Cry

A wise transit user responded to this Twitter post to say, "Keep the Tequila for the ride home."

Top Trending Train

Is there ever a day when #LRT isn't trending?

Sign Of The Times

What would Ottawans talk about if the LRT started running smoothly? What did Ottawans talk about before the LRT?

Only One Word For It

I wonder how many times the F-word has been muttered by passengers riding the city's trains ...

Hurdman Games

If you make it home alive, you're doing something right.

Not All Bad

Stressful situations often bring out the best in people, and it's no different during Ottawa's rush hour.

Stressed But Blessed

We'll all get home eventually, Ottawa.

In the mean time, cheers to all being in it together!

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of Narcity Media.

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