Power problems cause downtown transit delays

Vault fire causes TTC to scramble to accommodate commuters

The TTC is facing major issues with service this morning.

Regular service on Line 1 has not been operational since 5:45 a.m.

Additionally, several streetcar routes have been directly affected by the loss of power. 

The 504 King east end is running from Broadview Stn to Queen & Greenwood. The 505 Dundas is diverting both ways via Broadview, Gerrard, Parliament, College, Bathurst. The 501 Queen east end service is running from Neville Park to Broadview Station and the 509 Harbourfront is holding both ways at the Fleet Loop.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said in a statement 133 shuttles are to be dispatched in the downtown core along Line 1 as well as along the streetcar routes on King and Queen streets. 

Ross said the cause of the power outage was a vault fire.

“Once safe, we will asses damage and make repairs. No ETA at this time, however,” he said.

GO Transit has also stepped in to help aid commuters this morning.

TTC customers can use their fare to board GO Trains at Kennedy, Danforth, Long Branch and Bloor GO stations. Metrolinx Spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins also says that GO has added that commuters can also use their fares on the Union-Pearson Express to get downtown.


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Posted: Mar 1 2016 9:53 am
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