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Toronto streetcar derailment leads to commuter chaos

Toronto's starting to get its new streetcars, but they're not always a welcome sight - especially this morning when one derailed at King and Bathurst.

This blocked the eastbound streetcar lane and proved even more troublesome than usual, considering the 501 route is using part of the 504 line at the moment.

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Earlier today, TTC spokesperson Brad Ross took to Twitter to reveal why the King Street streetcar derailed.



Commuters were already in for a wet ride to work this morning, but they likely weren't expecting to wait behind a lineup of stalled streetcars. Naturally, many weren't too happy about this development.

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Hopefully, the TTC will clear everything by rush hour this evening. In the mean time, the 504 is diverting up Roncesvalles, across Dundas and down Spadina before making its way back on to King Street.

Photos by Phil Villeneuve.


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