01/16/2013 03:06 EST | Updated 03/18/2013 05:12 EDT

Metro commuters forced to exit mid-tunnel

Passengers on one of Montreal’s metro lines were forced to exit the train mid-tunnel when the train lost power and came to a halt between stations this morning.

The train stalled between the LaSalle and Charlevoix stations on the metro's green line shortly after 8 a.m.

It was evacuated, and commuters had to walk alongside the train through the dark tunnel to reach the next station.

The incident caused a backlog at several other stations, but a spokeswoman for Montreal's transit authority says the service was reestablished quickly.

STM spokeswoman Isabelle Tremblay said the outage took place on one of the system's older trains.

Tremblay said she did know how many commuters were involved in the incident, but she said there are are an average of 1,000 people on green line trains during morning rush hour.