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The metro stopped at Berri-UQAM and the doors didn’t close. After a couple of minutes a voice announced something on the intercom, but because these intercoms are of “1965”-quality I couldn’t decipher what they said. Fortunately the other passengers around us could, and left the metro car. An accident caused an interruption for 1 hour. A metro euphemism for a suicide. We went up to the street and were one of the first to stand in line for the bus. Behind us the line went around the block.

If you want to kill yourself, please don’t jump in front of a metro. It’s awful for the bystanders to witness, the metro driver gets nightmares and you piss off a whole lot of metro passengers.