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.
Here’s the cracked rail. We have made temp repairs. Travel times picking up. Will have a reduced speed zone through the area (this is at Bloor Stn northbound) for the balance of the day. pic.twitter.com/PQTIEJ1SPU
— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) January 31, 2018
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.
ALL CLEAR: Repairs have been made to the cracked rail, northbound at Bloor Station. Scheduled service resuming on Line 1.#TTC
— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) January 31, 2018
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.
I spoke to TTC CEO Rick Leary today, he’s not happy about the recent TTC service disruptions and I’m not happy about them either. pic.twitter.com/c7EkgiCke2
— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 31, 2018