TTC has now pulled all streetcars from Queen Street routes

Nov 28 2019, 6:50 am

The morning commute was hectic for many on Thursday, as streetcar service still remains suspended along Queen Street after TTC crews found damage on 25 of its vehicles overnight.

The TTC first announced the service disruption on Wednesday afternoon and said the 501, 501L, and 508 streetcars would be out of operation and replaced with buses after discovering damage to the emergency braking system on seven streetcars.

However, on Thursday morning, the TTC said it discovered the same damage on a total of 25 streetcars overnight and as a result, buses are still running along Queen Street.

The TTC said the main Queen route passed its overnight inspection, however, crews continue to inspect tracks on diversionary routes.


However, the TTC is advising riders that buses are unable to entre Humber Loop from the streetcar tracks and are diverting via Windermere and Lake Shore to route in both directions.

Despite buses being in operation, commuters said there weren’t enough and many were left waiting on the street for long periods of time.