TTC taking steps to prevent confused drivers from entering streetcar tunnel
Yet another helpless soul has succumbed to the siren call of the Queens Quay tunnel and gotten their car stuck on the tracks – and the TTC is very much over it.
"Enough," tweeted Brad Ross, TTC executive director of corporate and customer communications.
Clearly frustrated, Ross declared this morning that the TTC would be installing a gate mechanism after police were called to the tunnel at 4:30 a.m. to extract a blue BMW from the transit passageway.
Despite bollards, signs, rumble strips, flashing lights and raised track, some still manage to drive their cars down the Queens Quay streetcar portal, though mostly on weekends and in the middle of the night. Enough. The TTC will now be installing a gate mechanism.— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) March 17, 2018
A 24 year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after an ambulance took him to the hospital.
Attention #Toronto drivers: the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel is for streetcars only, please don't drive your car down this tunnel! ⛔️🙅🏼♂️— Hafiz Shariff (@HafizDoc) March 17, 2018
There are no details as to when the TTC plans on installing the gates – even more of a mystery is how many more drivers will somehow find their way into the tunnel before the gates arrive.
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