Chaos continues this week for commuters as major delays hit TTC again this morning

Jan 24 2019, 1:39 pm

Commuters were in for a major headache this morning, as an early morning delay caused chaos at a number of Line 1 stations.

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Just after 7 am, the TTC warned there was going to be “major delay” on Line 1, southbound from St Clair West to Museum as crews worked to fix a signal problem.

While the TTC did issue a number of warnings, commuters were still very upset as the delay resulted in overcrowding on a number of subway platforms including Sheppard West and Bloor-Yonge.

Not to mention the initial 15-minute delay turned into a 45-minute wait for some riders.

The crowds at Sheppard West station this morning from r/toronto

Meanwhile at Bloor & Yonge Station from r/toronto

The TTC has since apologized for this morning’s chaos.

“With apologies to our customers. We have a broken signal on Line 1 s/b at Museum Station that is creating a backlog of trains coming into the core. We are well under capacity on the Yonge side as a result,” said Stuart Green, Senior Communications Specialist at the TTC.

Because of the delays, shuttle buses were deployed on Yonge-Eglinton to Union.

Green said, “GO protocol” is also in effect, so riders can ride trains at TTC prices and added, “we’ll be looking at fixes so PM service is better.”

But hey, at least the TTC can write you a note if you’re late for work, and in this situation, we have a feeling a lot of riders are going to need one.