Toronto’s first snowfall of season causing transit delays for TTC and GO
Staff photo/NICK PERRY
Pape bus. (Dec. 27, 2012)
Toronto’s first snowfall of the season on Thursday, Dec. 27, brought with it travel headaches for drivers, as well as TTC and GO Transit riders alike.
Approximately 10-centimetres of snow fell across the city overnight resulting in delays to streetcar and bus service during the morning commute, said TTC spokesperson Jessica Martin.
Some of the delays reported on Thursday morning included a brief disruption on some downtown streetcar routes, as well the required diverting of the 42 Cummer bus service sue to unsafe road conditions on Cummer Avenue between Finch Avenue and Leslie Street.
Another weather-related delay in the west-end was caused by an immobile snow removal vehicle which forced the 48 Rathburn bus service to re-route momentarily.
Martin said riders travelling today should leave earlier than usual to compensate for slower service caused by the inclement weather.
“I’d say leaving 15-20 minutes before you usually do is a good bet,” said Martin, who also recommended travellers make use of the NextBus online service, which tracks in real time the status of TTC vehicles.
She also suggested visiting www.ttc.ca or following the TTC’s official account on Twitter to see the most recent service advisories posted.
GO Transit was also reporting on Thursday morning delays more than 20 minutes for train trips in both directions on the Lakeshore line due to the weather.
To monitor the latest GO service updates visit www.gotransit.com