TTC Subway derailment causes – This morning TTC shut down the subway service on Line 2 between Jane and Ossington stations due to a partial derailment in the early morning created mayhem for morning commuters.
The TTC said that all trains stopped travelling between the seven stations at around 6:08 a.m.
TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said that crews had reported a partial derailment of one of the middle cars of a train, not in service, that was leaving Keele Yard.
According to Green, the fourth car was derailed and the 3rd and 4th car had to be decoupled in order to re-rail the 4th car. Service
Service was disrupted for about four hours and resumed around 10:10 am as 110 buses were laid on to shuttle commuters between the seven affected stations. Police shut down specific roads to ease shuttle service.
Passengers were encouraged to take the GO at Kipling if coming from the West, or to take the shuttle buses or the Dundas streetcar in order to get to work. The shuttle buses were jammed with at least 50 passengers per bus. Each train holds about 1000 passengers according to CP24.
The root cause of the derailment is still being assessed by the TTC, but the train was empty and coming from the Keele yard.