As it was raining when we pulled into Vendome train station today, I decided to get off there and take the metro.
I joined the crowd heading for the metro turnstiles and was just about to feed my pass through when there was a scream, followed by a loud bang and another scream. People in blue STM uniforms started running. I knew I wouldn’t be taking the metro today after all.
I walked up to Sherbrooke St and got to the bus stop while the line was still short. As I arrived an ambulance and police car went hurtling down towards the metro. Within minutes the line had grown to a silly size.
Three full buses went by before I finally gave up and started walking. I got as far as Atwater before another bus came along and I was able to squeeze onto it, accidentally treading on a very small japanese lady in the process.
I arrived at work at 9am, 45 minutes later than usual. I still haven’t found out exactly what happened at Vendome, but I’m trying to look on the bright side, it gave me some extra exercise and something to blog about.