It was a commuting nightmare for TTC riders after subway delays affected both sides of Line 1 on Thursday.
The transit system said it experienced major delays southbound between Wilson and Museum stations.
The delays started just after 6 a.m. because of a signal issue. Regular service resumed just before 10:30 a.m.
At one point, TTC officials said travel times could be 20 to 30 minutes longer for those travelling south on the line.
The TTC ran shuttle buses between Eglinton and Union stations to supplement subway service during the delay.
These delays came on the same day the TTC board approved a fare increase in this year’s capital budget.
TTC riders expressed their frustration over the transit issues on Twitter.
Absolutely ridiculous mess this morning on the #TTC. Third consecutive morning I’ve been made late for work because of this uncoordinated and consistently delayed system. @TTCnotices @TTChelps @680NEWS
— Nathaniel Wallace (@nathannclarke) January 24, 2019
That doesn’t help the people waiting north of Eglinton – I’ve watched at least 9 full trains go by at York Mills with no room – I’m now taking an Uber so I can get to work!
— Stephanie O’Neill (@fuzzypeaches82) January 24, 2019
@TTChelps just change you slogan to “if you want to be late, just take the ttc”
— emily (@emilyilardo) January 24, 2019
@TTChelps I would like to take a moment to thank you, I am missing a very important 9 am meeting, even though I gave myself 30 minutes buffer time. All thanks to your signal problems. And I am looking forward to paying more money for this wonderful service. #ttc @socialsteve_TO
— Arjun Sedani (@gooner4gunners) January 24, 2019
This is probably the worst week for TTC delays I have ever experienced
— Myrna (@myrnamaid) January 24, 2019
— Sam (@Sam25935794) January 24, 2019