TTC riders were greeted by yet another chaotic commute today. Large crowds of people started gathering outside of Eglinton Station on Wednesday morning due to TTC delays. Hundreds were forced to wait for shuttle buses to arrive, but according to many, those buses are few and far between. Subway service has since resumed, but chaos still ensued.
According to the TTC, service between Union Station and Eglinton Station was suspended mid-morning due to reports of a fire. Shuttle buses are running, but trains bypassed Yonge Station.
As any Toronto commuter can probably tell you, a shutdown of this size on a weekday morning is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, it seems like today is no exception.
To make matters worse, shuttle buses don't appear to be running fast enough to make up for the earlier subway service suspension.
The TTC has been doing its best to respond to the concerns of transit riders:
According to CBC, firefighters responded to the first report of a fire at Bloor-Yonge station just after 9 a.m. The incident was said to have taken place at track level on the northbound platform. However, by the time fire crews arrived, the fire had already been extinguished.
The second report of a fire at Bloor-Yonge came in at 9:38 a.m. Those flames have also been extinguished, explained Toronto Fire Chief David Eckerman. The investigation into the matter is still ongoing, and shuttle buses will continue to run in the meantime.