In a spectacular piece of bad timing, the TTC has instituted a slow order in the tunnel between Union and Queen’s Quay Stations for track repairs due to problems with the concrete.
One can’t help wondering why they didn’t find and fix whatever was wrong earlier this year when the line was closed down elsewhere. Were they hoping to save this for next winter, but lost the gamble?
Meanwhile, operators have been directed as follows:
To all operators on the 509 and 510 routes, the following announcement should be read to your customers when entering the tunnel on the Harbourfront route and when leaving Union Station. The announcement may help the customers understand the slow speeds required.
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:
SLOW VEHICLE OPERATION IS IN EFFECT WITHIN THE TUNNEL. THEREFORE, IT WILL TAKE A FEW EXTRA MINUTES TO REACH
UNION STATION (INBOUND) (or)
QUEEN’S QUAY (OUTBOUND)
YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED.
The TTC’s website is silent on this situation. Any added information would be appreciated.