If today’s cold weather wasn’t enough to put you in a bad mood, the commute on the TTC this morning probably was.
Many were delayed on Line 1 Yonge-University as a signal problem impacted the morning service.
Transit riders were advised there would be delays of up to 15 minutes but in true TTC fashion, this ended up being a much longer wait.
Line 1 Yonge-University: Delays of up to 15 minutes between Bloor-Yonge and Finch while we fix a signal problem
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) February 28, 2019
The delay, regardless of how brief it was, resulted in chaos at the stations, as commuters were forced to cram on platforms as they waited for trains, a scene that can make anyone feel claustrophobic.
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Photos shared on social media even show people crammed on station steps as they waited, further showing that dangerous overcrowding continues to be an issue for commuters.
— Amy Cooney (@MyAdeline) February 28, 2019
— Cooking Quidnunc (@CookingQuidnunc) February 28, 2019
— Sarah Lawless (@SarahALawless) February 28, 2019
Heck of a signal problem on TTC’s Line 1 this morning. Literally a standstill on the stairs at St. George. What’s the plan here, @cityoftoronto & @fordnation? Our population’s doubling in the next decade. We need to be building more infrastructure now. #ttc #toronto #transit pic.twitter.com/PLlLyIT8ar
— Elizabeth Monier-Williams (@analyticeye) February 28, 2019