The TTC is currently shutting down train service on Line 3.
According to the TTC, the Scarborough line is being replaced with 17 shuttle buses between Kennedy and Scarborough Town Centre.
Scarborough RT Customers: We are in the process of shutting down train service on #TTC Line 3 Scarborough and replacing with 17 shuttle buses between Kennedy and Scarborough TC.
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) January 28, 2019
In a Tweet, the TTC’s Stuart Green explained that this is due to operator visibility challenges and that snow build-up is significant enough to disrupt service.
- Colleges and universities cancelling classes in Toronto due to winter storm
- ALL of Ontario is under a weather warning today
- You can track the City of Toronto's snow removal operations in real time (MAP)
We are in the process of shutting down train service on #TTC Line 3 Scarborough and replacing with 17 shuttle buses between Kennedy and Scarborough TC. Why? 1) Operator visibility challenges. 2) Snow build-up significant enough to disrupt service. Better safe than sorry.
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) January 28, 2019
“Better safe than sorry,” he adds.
Last week, the TTC saw major delays during a storm that combined with below freezing temperatures.
“We have all available hands on deck, or on standby, to prepare for/deal with, what is going to be a slow, messy commute home this afternoon,” Green said today. “We’re taking preventative steps to avoid problems across the network and have contingency plans just in case.”