Subway service in Toronto is back to normal after a communication system failure halted service Monday morning, stranding tens of thousands of commuters.
A spokesman for the Toronto Transit Commission says the system was shut down because subway operators couldn't communicate with each other or with the controllers.
All subway stations were evacuated, which left crowd problems above ground — something Toronto police were helping control.
TTC spokesperson Brad Ross explained extra precautions were taken over "safety reasons."
Critical systems that allow radio comes with subway trains have failed. All subway service is halted for safety reasons. #TTC— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) June 8, 2015
The city is home to Canada's largest transit system. Bus and streetcar services were not affected.
It didn't take long for commuters to make sassy remarks about the epic service failure.
"The TTC is great in Toronto." - Said nobody ever. #TTCFail— Andrew Brodkin (@andrewbrodkin) June 8, 2015
Some pointed out the futility of the TTC announcing a system-wide shutdown — and no shuttle bus services to replace suspended train service.
No subway, no shuttle buses and no empty cab in sight? What a morning commute #ttcfail— Tanya Mina (@TannyMina) June 8, 2015
Frustrated, others turned to a certain ride-share service.
Er, maybe not.
Next month, Toronto is slated to host the Pan Am and Parapan American Games. And some people are skeptical about a problem-free TTC.
With files from The Canadian Press
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