Service resumes on Scarborough RT after train damaged, evacuated
A Scarborough RT train pulls into a station.
Rachael D'Amore, CTV News Toronto
Published Friday, May 19, 2017 9:30AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 19, 2017 12:14PM EDT
The TTC halted service on the Scarborough RT during this morning's rush hour after a damaged train had to be evacuated.
Initially, the TTC reported a power-off situation at Scarborough Centre Station shortly before 8 a.m. and subsequently suspended service on Line 3. Full service resumed at around noon.
TTC spokesperson Stuart Green told CP24 via phone that officials cancelled service after a train sustained some sort of damage near Midland Station. Crews evacuated 129 people from the train as a result.
Green said it’s not yet clear what caused the damage, adding that it may be a mechanical issue.
As a result of the suspension, the TTC called in 23 shuttle buses to operate along Line 3.
No one was injured as a result of the incident.