Subway Vibrations Rattle Homes Near Keele Station
There's a noise problem on the subway and it seems to be getting worse, much worse. At least in the west-end on the Bloor line.
In the neighbourhood near the Keele Station, people who have lived there 30 years are saying they have never experienced such strong vibrations from the subway, as they do now.
Julie Thomson spoke to The Star about it, saying her father-in-law can't even come over to her home because of the noise. It has become progressively worse over the past two years, adding that her dishes rattle, conversations are interrupted and any pictures hanging on the walls shake. Her neighbours agree.
The TTC admit that the deteriorating infrastructure is causing it, according to a report. The report for Jane and Keele Stations both found "vibration levels have significantly increased" since they were last examined in 1993, 2000 and 2005.
At Jane Station in particular, vibration levels have increased more than three or four times since 2000. Thomson says she has been telling the TTC about this for the past two years.
The TTC says it's still in the process of figuring out the next steps and they don't know why it took them this long to look into the problem. A plan will be ready to be presented at a meeting on October 18.