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TTC Down - Keele to Dundas West


At around 10:30pm, at Dundas West station, I got stuck on the platform - but I felt lucky that I wasn't stuck on the train (which had only its nose peaking through the tunnel's mouth).

Over the fuzzy loudspeaker, I heard "Unauthorized person on the tracks between Keele & Dundas West," and something about a power outage. Apparently they have to shut off the power if someone's on the tracks in order to avoid frying track-level intruders with kazillions of gigawatts of third-rail power.

I waited 20 minutes and all I saw were more and more TTC employees with flashlights heading towards Keele station from Dundas West station. There was a foul, burnt smell in the air, that really made me feel like it wasn't worth sticking around any longer. At that point I decided to give up on my TTC travel plans and head home.

I assume it's back up and running by now. Anyone know how this ended?


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