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Storm, flash floods, power outages
result in major impact on TTC, GO services

Update — 10:43 p.m.: GO train service along the 01 Lakeshore West line between Union and Long Branch has resumed. GO buses are waiting to take passengers from Long Branch to Port Credit and Clarkson. At Clarkson GO trains will be available for passengers travelling further west.

Today’s sudden, heavy rainfall, flash floods in the subway tunnels and on major streets, and power outages in downtown Toronto and throughout the Greater Toronto Area station have resulted in major impact on local and regional transit services.

This situation has directly affected TTC subway service, with no service available:

  • along the entire 4 Sheppard subway line;
  • along the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line between Downsview and St. Clair West Stations;
  • along the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line between Lawrence and Finch* Stations;
  • along the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line between Osgoode and Bloor Stations; and
  • along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line between Jane and Kipling Stations.

Only the 3 Scarborough rapid transit line is operating in its entirety.

Some news outlets report that some trains are still stuck between stations, but we can’t confirm that information.

Also, due to flooding in Toronto’s west end, streetcars are not operating along the 501 Queen route west of Humber Loop and along the 504 King route along King Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Shaw Street.

The TTC has pressed 65 shuttle buses into service to help replace service along subway lines. However, bus and streetcar service across the system remains slow due to localized flooding and out-of-service traffic signals.

The TTC will continue to update the public at and by twitter:

The power outages, have also seriously affected GO Transit service. As a result, GO is recommending everyone to avoid using the system, except in an emergency.

A portion of the track that carries trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West line west of Long Branch GO Station is completely under water, so GO cannot operate trains along the line. GO staff are investigating alternates methods of carrying passengers to points west of Long Branch and will update information as soon as possible.

Since the trains that operate along the 01 Lakeshore West line also serve the 09 Lakeshore East line, the situation at Long Branch also affects trains east of Union Station. Passengers should expect that the situation will delay some trains and GO may have to cancel others.

Traffic delays resulting from the weather conditions are also affecting our GO buses services. Some buses are operating as much as an hour behind schedules.

Buses operating along the 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York are skipping all regular stops along Belfield Road due to flooding in the Highway 27 area.

The northbound train that left Union Station at 5:30 p.m. to operate along the 61 Richmond Hill line is also stuck in flood waters at the south end of the Don River near Bayview Avenue, with water the lower level of some cars. GO rerouted the remaining trains along the line, skipping Oriole and Old Cummer Stations. The TTC accepted GO tickets for passengers heading towards those two stations, but with parts of the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway and the entire 4 Sheppard subway out of service, they may still be stranded in the system.

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