On Monday May 13th, 200 litres of oil leaked from a subway work car on Monday, shutting down subway service between Broadview and St. George stations for much of the day.  These service delays and disruptions are happening more and more frequently, and are causing riders to be without public transportation for an entire day often.

At last month’s TTC board meeting, ATU Local 113 President, Marvin Alfred, raised questions about a hydraulic fuel spill on subway tracks that limited the ability to slow trains. President Alfred called on the TTC board to launch a full and independent review of the agency’s safety and maintenance practices. Today, our leader spoke to the media about the TTC’s lack of accountability when it comes to issues of safety.


TTC CEO apologizes for major outage Monday, plans to open review | CBC News

TTC head apologizes to commuters, says oil leak shut Line 2 (thestar.com)

Oil spill that shut Toronto subway line for almost a day not an isolated incident: TTC – Toronto | Globalnews.ca