An SUV got stuck in the Union Station streetcar tunnel this morning (PHOTO)

Jan 22 2020, 6:56 am

It’s been a whacky morning for the TTC.

While Line 2 dealt with a partial train derailment, downtown was facing its own set of issues in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, when an SUV got stuck in streetcar tracks just before 4:30 am.

The Queens Quay tunnel that leads into Union Station was blocked by a vehicle that, according to TTC’s Stuart Green, had “made it through the bollards, [and] past the lights and gates” that were installed precisely to prevent this issue from occurring.

An image shared by Green shows what the scene of the incident looked like — with a block of concrete wedged between the vehicle’s wheels.

The driver reportedly remained at scene, and shuttle buses ran while crews dealt with the removal of the vehicle. By 6 am, service on the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina had been restored.

Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy asked Green if it might be time to build a moat around the tunnel, as this isn’t the first time the TTC has dealt with this issue.

Green said, “Only if Monty Python provides the guards!”

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