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Surprise TTC subway closure sends Toronto into rush hour chaos

The Thursday morning rush in Toronto became a chaotic nightmare commute for many after an unexpected TTC subway shutdown, and many are taking to social media to share frustrations over the transit agency's latest hiccup.

The TTC announced just after 7 a.m. that service had been halted between Victoria Park and Broadview due to an unspecified mechanical problem, with the claim that shuttle buses were on the way to relieve crowds.

Despite the TTC reporting minutes later that the outage had been scaled back to the one-stop stretch between Victoria Park and Warden, customers took to social media claiming that promised shuttle buses were not arriving.

Commuters at various stations on the Line 2-Bloor Danforth reported large crowds and a lack of shuttle buses. Long queues spilled out of subway stations as riders waited for a bus to board.

One TTC rider claimed to be waiting for almost 30 minutes.

Soaring demand for services like Uber amid the outage drove prices up to astronomical rate, reserved only for those willing to shell out big bucks to avoid being late.

As of 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, a significant stretch of Line 2 remains closed as crews work to correct the issue.

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