20080529_ttc_590.jpg

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?


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

CP24 anchor Patricia Jaggernauth alleges racism and sexism against Bell Media

Someone is giving away hundreds of free milk bags in Toronto for a very cool reason

This creepy abandoned van has been outside OCAD for months and nobody knows why

Toronto Metropolitan University debuts new logo and it's not great

This is what fall colours look like in Toronto right now

People complain that Toronto's King Street transit corridor is completely falling apart

Abandoned empty Toronto lot becomes local dumping ground for community

The Ontario government sent someone a $38K licence plate sticker refund