Toronto commuters found themselves stranded this morning as the TTC shut down south of Bloor Street.
Around 8:30am this morning, the TTC announced that trains were holding on Line 1 in both directions at St. Andrew Station near King and University due to a fire investigation and service was suspended.
Service holding on Line 1 (YU), both ways at St Andrew station, due to a Toronto Fire investigation. Service turning back at Osgoode and Bloor.— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) January 11, 2018
Commuters rushing to Spadina to use the streetcars caused chaos and stranded many looking to find a way to work.
Passengers heading north on Line 1 also found themselves stranded as the trains turning back at Bloor slowed down service in both directions. Fire trucks were seen parked outside.
Is the subway on fire? 😐 pic.twitter.com/P0GHBEUAtS— Chris (@caake) January 11, 2018
sorry i’m late the ttc was on fire this morning and now everything is fucked— fatty fatty fat fat (@truterrors) January 11, 2018
Lol fire investigation at the station I'm supposed to get off at. I have to go some roundabout way to work and be 30 mins late.— Gatchamoon Prime♅ (@TheGatchaman) January 11, 2018
GG EZ TTC
TTC officials announced that the delay had been cleared just before 10am this morning, but commuters will find longer than normal travel times and delays.
Customers may experience longer than normal travel times southbound between Yorkdale and St George Stations as a result of an earlier delay. #TTC— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) January 11, 2018
TTC ALERT: Service holding on Line 1 both ways at St. Andrew Station due to Toronto Fire investigation. Trains turn… https://t.co/EkS2zdGHaw— Toronto Now (@Toronto_CP) January 11, 2018
"Customers may experience longer than normal travel times southbound between Yorkdale and St George Stations," the TTC wrote on Twitter.
Toronto commuters have since reported being 20-30 minutes late to their destinations.