There’s nothing like waking up early, grabbing a coffee, heading to work and being confronted with a transit delay. Usually the TTC is able to quickly get a train delay back to usual service but that isn’t as easy when the station is completely FLOODED. We’ve all seen Titanic (right?) and the photos of the Long Branch GO Station this morning are quite reminiscent.
The TTC Flooded?
Due to heavy rainfall, frozen ground and snow melt, the Long Branch GO Station flooded this morning. Torontonians quickly took to Twitter to spread the word, announcing that there is over 3 feet of water and that passengers are unable to access platforms.
Early this morning there was no announcement on the station’s site that let passengers know that there was severe flooding. The lack of transparency was criticized by one member of Twitter stating that they “don’t know why it isn’t mentioned.”
It didn’t take long for the jokes to start rolling in either…
It's getting bad, real bad. pic.twitter.com/tlehTYADgX— nicolas bello (@nbellotoronto) February 17, 2022
Around 8:30am, officials announced that the Etobicoke transit station had been shut down on account of “weather conditions”. “Lakeshore West GOtrain customers: Long Branch GO station is temporarily closed due to weather conditions. We will update you when the station reopens.” said @GoTransitLW.