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Dangerous overcrowding on the TTC after delays shut down subway

Toronto transitgoers had a bit of a rocky start to their Thursday as the TTC experienced its usual gamut of service disruptions.

The Yonge-University subway line saw trains stopped going southbound from Dupont, then southbound from Dundas and finally northbound from Davisville due to emergency alarms and a potential medical emergency, all within the span of about an hour.

Subway cars, platforms and even station stairs were dangerously overcrowded during the peak morning commute, from a bit before 8 a.m. until past 9 a.m.

Many reported waiting at Bloor-Yonge station in particular among throngs of impatient travellers as multiple trains passed through already too packed to the brim to take anyone else on.

There were also complaints of brief delays on other parts of line 1.

According to TTC Service Alerts, all regular service has since resumed. Here's hoping that those who activated the emergency alarms this morning are alright and that the evening trek home won't be as exasperating.

Lead photo by

@Frosty3D


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