The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) scheduled to have a subway weekend closure beginning February 3rd from St. Clair West to Union station.

Voted Transit System of the Year in 2017, many commuters would not agree with this statement after high waiting times at major subway stations this past week.

On Tuesday, line 1 of the subway faced “abysmal” service when commuters were forced to wait at St. George and Bloor-Yonge, the major transferring stations.

The reasons behind the major delays included clearing overnight track work, a train emitting smoke, door problems and a 21 minute delay.

Many were not pleased with the service and took to twitter to ask for an explanation as to why the commute was so difficult that Tuesday morning.

@patrickfdelaney #TTC I’m having trouble remembering a time when I wasn’t on this platform. Fresh air is but a distant memory. The sunshine? A legend from my youth. If I don’t make it out of this, just know I died doing what I love…commuting to work.”

Spokesperson for the TTC, Brad Ross issued an apology for the morning service.

Brad Ross apology via twitter.

For more information on upcoming closures visit the TTC website.

Image by Laura Anonen.


Written by Melissa Lopez-Martinez

Melissa Lopez-Martinez is a third year media student at the University of Guelph-Humber.

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