In some cities beset by winter weather it can get so cold that families have to abandon their stalled cars for public transit.
In Toronto, it would appear we have that reversed.
As many as 25 streetcars were pulled from service on Wednesday because the cold was having adverse effects on their ability to operate.
It appears they can’t hit the street without some heat.
The Toronto Transit Commission noted early in the day that passengers should expect delays on streetcar routes because of “weather related equipment issues.”
Later in the day, the TTC announced that service along two streetcar lines would shift to bus service to free up streetcars that still worked for busier lines.
Considering the TTC runs 200 streetcars during peak service times, the loss of 25 cars is significant.
And that was notable on social media, which at the best of times can be a clearinghouse of commuter complaints.Read More »from 30-year-old Toronto streetcars stop working in cold weather