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Toronto commuters stranded as fire investigation cripples subway line

Tons of Toronto commuters found themselves in a bit of pickle this morning after subway service was basically shut down south of Bloor Street.

The TTC announced around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday that trains were holding on Line 1 in both directions at St. Andrew Station near King and University due to a fire investigation.

Ten minutes later, service was suspended. 

"Service turning back St. George & Bloor," wrote the transit agency on Twitter, meaning that nobody could take the subway south of Bloor to get downtown.

Many people rushed to Spadina in an effort to circumvent the problem using streetcars, which only made the streetcars impossibly rammed.

Passengers heading north on Line 1 were inconvenienced, too, as the trains turning back at Bloor slowed down service in both directions.

TTC officials announced that the delay had been cleared just before 10 a.m. this morning, but while service has resumed, it's not exactly great.

"Customers may experience longer than normal travel times southbound between Yorkdale and St George Stations," wrote the TTC on Twitter just minutes ago, "as a result of an earlier delay."

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Derek Flack

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