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This is what a 10-minute TTC subway delay looks like (VIDEO)

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Ainsley Smith Nov 07, 2018 1:08 pm 1,908

For many transit users, the post-work commute is a time where you can relax after a long day, catch up on reading or enjoy a podcast or two.

That’s of course if you don’t live in Toronto, as dangerous overcrowding continues to be an issue for commuters.

On Tuesday evening, hundreds of passengers at Toronto’s Bloor-Yonge subway station were forced to cram together while they waited for a service suspension to clear during peak rush hour.

“Line 1: No service due to an earlier operational problem,” the TTC tweeted at 5:55 pm on Tuesday.

While it still remains unclear what the “operational problem” was, the issue was resolved within ten minutes and the TTC quickly tweeted “regular service has resumed.”

The delay, regardless of how brief it was, resulted in chaos at the station, as commuters were forced to cram on the upper platform, while TTC staff blocked commuters from accessing the lower platform.

In videos shared on social media, you can see hundreds of commuters crammed together as they wait for the delay to pass, a scene that can make anyone feel claustrophobic.

 

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While Toronto’s relief line has been approved by the provincial government, commuters won’t feel any relief until its completed, which is expected to be in 2031.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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