Monday morning was off to a rocky start for some Torontonians after a streetcar derailment in midtown caused service to come to a halt.
Just before 10 am, a streetcar derailed at St. Clair Avenue and Vaughan Road, which resulted in the south and westbound lanes of traffic to be blocked.
512 St Clair: No service between Oakwood Ave and St Clair West Station while we deal with a streetcar derailment. Shuttle buses are running between Oakwood Ave and St Clair Station.
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) February 3, 2020
And while there were no reported injuries, Toronto police were still called to the scene to assist with traffic control.
St. Clair Ave W & Vaughan Rd
– reports of a TTC streetcar derailment @TTCnotices
– officers dispatched & en route to assist w/ traffic control
– blocking S/B & W/B traffic
– no injuries rpeorted
– expect delays in the area
– consider alternate routes#GO234786
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 3, 2020
Police say drivers can expect delays in the area and to consider taking alternative routes.
The TTC says shuttle buses are now running between Oakwood Avenue and St Clair Station to assist passengers.
— Danica (@DeeYYZ) February 3, 2020
TTC streetcar has derailed on St Clair at Vaughan Rd. No injuries were reported. Police on scene to direct traffic and multiple TTC repair crews have shown up. pic.twitter.com/P849InvlZ6
— Tony Fera (@tonyfera1) February 3, 2020
Monday’s derailment comes just weeks after a partial subway train derailment on Line 2 caused commuter chaos and left passengers stranded for hours as they waited on overcrowded subway platforms and at stations for shuttle buses to arrive.
According to reports, the January rush-hour derailment was caused by a tiny piece of protruding rail.