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The TTC subway was a total mess this morning because of fire

What is a regular commute in Toronto without some kind of TTC issue to curse your day before it even begins?

This morning, it was the Scarborough line that was affected by a potential fire.

The delay started just before 9 a.m. — peak time for 9-to-5ers trying to get to work. 

The subway line was closed and shuttle busses were dispatched between Kennedy and McCowan stations, though apparently not as quickly or as frequently as needed.

Frustrated residents were waiting at stations for more than half an hour, and when the shuttle busses finally arrived, some of them were apparently too packed to board.

There were also complaints that the TTC's response time to fix the problem seemed much slower than it is known to be when delays happen in other parts of the city.

And some TTC-goers saw this morning's chaos as a symptom of larger troubles with the area's transit plan.

Two hours later, service on line 3 was finally back up and running. (And the rain from earlier in the morning had cleared up, too.)

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, right?

Lead photo by

Jamaal Myers


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