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Cracked rail triggers another day of TTC delays on Line 1

Last Updated Jan 31, 2018 at 6:25 pm EDT

It was a second morning of slow service for TTC riders on Line 1 after a cracked rail caused delays during the morning rush.

The cracked rail on the northbound track at Bloor Station caused the system to believe the track was occupied by a train when it wasn’t, according to TTC spokesperson Brad Ross.

Maintenance people were called to the scene to make a temporary fix so commuters could head into work without too much delay.

Trains were running at a reduced speed through the area, which continued to cause delays for riders. However, just after 10 a.m., the TTC said repairs were made to the cracked rail.

This comes one day after a number of issues on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line created a ripple effect, resulting in long delays and packed stations during the morning rush.

Pictures posted on social media showed bodies stuffed into the Young-Bloor subway station – to the point where the TTC almost shut it down.

The TTC apologized for the “abysmal” service and said it was looking into how to prevent this from happening in the future.