TTC subway shutdown between Lawrence and St. Clair stations
|Toronto Star 22 Oct 2019 at 17:09|
TTC subway service was shut down Tuesday afternoon between Lawrence and St. Clair stations after a private contractor working at street level reported drilling through the concrete tunnel liner.
Shuttle buses are operating between York Mills and St. Clair, but passengers have been tweeting that there aren’t enough vehicles.
The shutdown began at about 3:30 p.m and is not expected to clear by the end of the evening rush hour, disrupting the commute home for thousands of passengers.
“A private contractor working at street level has reported drilling through the concrete #TTC subway tunnel liner mid-way between Lawrence and Eglinton Stns,” TTC spokesperson Stuart Green tweeted.
“Service is suspended while we investigate the extent of the damage. 50+ shuttle buses will run from St. Clair to Lawrence.”
It’s not clear when subway service would resume between those stations. Green tweeted that engineers are at the scene looking for any structural impact.
“We can then make decisions on service resumption,” Green tweeted.
The TTC later urged passengers to make alternate plans.
“This delay is not expected to clear within the PM rush hour,” the TTC tweeted. “We urge you to utilize alternate routes or transportation options.”