'Avoid Union Station,' Metrolinx spokesperson warns due to signal problems in Scarborough
Delays will affect the Lakeshore East, Stouffville and Lakeshore West lines
Metrolinx is warning GTA commuters to avoid Union Station due to major signal problems near Scarborough GO station.
Spokesperson Scott Money said these problems have caused delays along the Lakeshore East, Stouffville and Lakeshore West lines.
"We want to apologize to customers during rush hour," Money said. "But because safety is essential to everything we do, there is a bottleneck in that area and we can't move trains as quickly through that area as we normally would."
The delays on Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West and the Kitchener line continued late into the night.
There are some significant signal issues occurring near Scarborough GO Station. As a result, there are delays on <a href="https://twitter.com/GOtransitLW?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GOtransitLW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GOtransitLE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GOtransitLE</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GOtransitST?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GOtransitST</a> We have crews fixing the issue and apologize for the delays. <a href="https://twitter.com/sMoneyON?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@sMoneyON</a> has the update: <a href="https://t.co/QekkgtfAyh">pic.twitter.com/QekkgtfAyh</a>—@Mattrolinx
Spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins issued the warning on Twitter late Thursday afternoon.
Just before 5 p.m., Aikins tweeted there will be at least a 30-minute delay and possible cancellations.
She also said repair personnel are on the site working on the problem.
If you can delay your journey home & avoid Union Station for the next hour it is advisable. Major delays on the corridor <a href="https://t.co/TvzIVWlAak">https://t.co/TvzIVWlAak</a>—@femwriter