Toronto transitgoers had a bit of a rocky start to their Thursday as the TTC experienced its usual gamut of service disruptions.
So far, the #TTC has had major delays on both lines, during both rush hours, every single day of 2020.
— Deltron 2020 (@ZenDonut) January 16, 2020
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.
Line 1 Yonge-University: Trains are holding southbound at Dupont while we respond to an emergency alarm.
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) January 16, 2020
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.
“you may experience a delay on Line 1”
Here’s a tip for the #TTC, if the platform is literally full of people along with the staircases, there isn’t the possibility of delay.
Also, why are there no people managing this insanity? Very unsafe. pic.twitter.com/OTeHq3CsUI
— Dale G. Frost (@Frosty3D) January 16, 2020
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.
— Chris Kebbel (@kebbel) January 16, 2020
There were also complaints of brief delays on other parts of line 1.
— Ash (@AshChaChaHeels) January 16, 2020
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.