TTC prepares ‘storm trains’ to keep tracks clear of snow and ice
The TTC has announced it is taking precautions in an attempt to mitigate the effects of a winter storm expected to touch down in Toronto as early as Thursday night, Feb. 7.
Somewhere between 15 to 25 centimetres of snow is predicted to fall in the Toronto area overnight.
To prevent lengthy morning rush hour delays on Friday, the TTC plans to keep half of its subway trains in the tunnels.
In open areas of the subway system as well as on the SRT, special “storm trains” will apply glycol antifreeze to the tracks to prevent an accumulation of snow and ice.
The same compound will also be applied on the city’s streetcar routes to prevent the freezing of track switches and overhead wires.
To prepare for a lengthier commute time, riders are encouraged to leave earlier than usual and make use of the NextBus vehicle tracking service as well as monitor service advisories from the TTC.