A TTC work car derailment caused commuter chaos this morning as it shut down Line 1 subway service between St Clair West and Union Station.
100 shuttle buses were dispatched to aid the overload of customers, while riders have also been granted the ability to use GO Transit for the same price as the TTC.
REMINDER: Line 1 Yonge-University: No service between St Clair West and Union due to a work car derailment at St George. Shuttle buses are running, and customers may use GO Transit at Downsview Park, Kipling, Dundas West, Union, Danforth, and Kennedy for the cost of a TTC fare.
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) February 13, 2020
The service shutdown is causing longer than usual travel times on both Line 1 and Line 2 as six trains were taken from Line 2 to help with the Line 1 delay. Lineups for shuttle busses and subways were immensely long at several stops:
At least surface traffic is also completely screwed over so Maybe non-transit-users see how THEY benefit from a successful public transportation system even if they don’t use it personally? Maybe? #TTC pic.twitter.com/32RkKIMmvN
— Emma Jenkin (@indeedemma) February 13, 2020
— Missanova (@djmissanova) February 13, 2020
— JayCliche (@JayCliche1) February 13, 2020
For those who did manage to get on a shuttle bus, the overcrowding was evident:
— James Pasternak (@PasternakTO) February 13, 2020
As of 9:15 am, service on Line 1 between St. Clair West and Union Station remains down.
Staff are currently on scene and working to clear the issue as soon as possible and get service back to normal. In the meantime we have shuttle buses operating between St. Clair West and Union and 1/2 ^JH
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) February 13, 2020