TTC commuters are accustomed to delays on the subway, which are sometimes caused by suicides on the tracks. Though for most commuters the announcement might result in being late for work or school, some have the misfortune of witnessing a suicide. This can translate into either shock or trauma. People suffering in the aftermath of witnessing suicides have found refuge in online forums, with many coalescing on Reddit. The social media forum features posts from witnesses to TTC suicides.
TTC projections show ridership is on track for a third year of declining numbers.
The use of the PRESTO fare system will increase along with the modernization of Toronto’s transit system, according to the TTC’s chief executive officer.
On April 1 in a statement released by the Toronto Transit Commission, CEO Andy Byford requested a police investigation into an incident which occurred in January.
The councilor for the region that will one day be served by the Spadina subway extension says the whole project is 20 years too late. On Friday, the Toronto Transit Commission confirmed that the six-stop construction of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) from Downsview Station to Vaughan is $150 million over budget and may not open until 2017. The project’s original budget was $2.5 billion and it was supposed to open in 2015. The cost overrun will be split between Toronto ($90 million) and York Region ($60 million). Coun. Anthony Perruzza represents York West (Ward 8) where the TYSSE is being built. “I would have very much liked it to have been open sooner,” Perruzza said.
By the end of 2016, new subway trains on the Sheppard Subway Line will have only one operator, but some critics question the safety of the system. The TTC board approved a pilot project that would have one TTC operator controlling both the doors and train movement, instead of two.
TTC riders are still reeling from Tuesday’s disastrous commute. The Yonge Line was closed Tuesday morning because of an environmental spill near College Station, leaving thousands of commuters waiting for shuttle buses. TTC riders, who…
Kate Jordan, the spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, said Wednesday the TTC’s College Station underground leak has been stopped and the spill has been cleaned up. “The material was vacuumed up and removed from the site and the area was power washed,” Jordan said. “Ministry staff were on hand to oversee this work and make sure it was done properly.”
North of College, track-level. Leak is oil-like, unsafe to operate. Planning to grout tunnel joints. Update to follow pic.twitter.com/zC6pOuytZk — Brad Ross (@bradTTC) March 24, 2015 TTC CEO Andy Byford is living up to his…
Shutdown of large part of TTC’s Yonge subway line because of ‘hazardous’ spill. Toronto commuters lining up for shuttle buses: morning chaos