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article imageToronto Transit Commission service disruption causes mass delays Special

By Andrew Moran     Nov 6, 2010 in Travel
Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission had a service disruption along the Yonge-University subway line that caused massive delays for thousands of people heading out or going home. It is unclear what caused the delay.
On Saturday night, the Toronto Transit Commission’s Yonge-University subway line service was disrupted northbound and southbound. The delay began at around 7:20 p.m. and lasted approximately 45 minutes.
The delay initiated at the Queen subway station. Transit riders were not allowed to enter the station and were directed to go to Dundas station, however, that was shut down temporarily as well.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
Two fire trucks, several police vehicles and one paramedic truck surrounded the Queen subway station. Security guards were also posted at each exit/entrance at the subway station.
Transit riders were told to wait for shuttle buses on Yonge Street. The temperature dipped to about 1 degree Celsius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) and many were not satisfied. The service then resumed and the train stations were packed from one end of the train to the other.
So what caused the delay? It is unclear and the TTC has yet to explain what occurred. Although one TTC operator told Digital Journal that there was a bomb threat but that has not yet been confirmed. Police officers, TTC operators and security guards declined to say what happened or were unsure.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
On Wednesday, there was another major delay along the Bloor-Danforth subway line due to a water main break near Greenwood subway station in the city’s east end.
According to the Toronto Star, the TTC has been happy with the way its warning system has informed its riders about each incident that causes any minor delays.
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