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TTC Recovers From Flooding at Union Station



A combination of heavy rain, snow melt and a broken water main on Front Street shut down the TTC’s Union station just after 11 p.m. last night. Crews worked into the night cleaning up the mess, and managed to re-open the station for the start of service this morning.

Water and mud covered the TTC concourse area three inches deep and started to flow down onto the platform. Rather than risk the safety of passengers, the TTC evacuated the station and shut down service between King and St. Andrew stations. Passengers were told to get off of trains at these stations and use shuttle buses to continue their journey. The empty trains proceeded slowly through Union station, to resume service on the other side.

Streetcar service on Queens Quay also shut down east of Spadina, as streetcars were not allowed to enter Union station. GO Transit and VIA Rail were unaffected, and all TTC service returned to normal in time for the morning rush hour.

The Globe and Mail has further details.

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