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We've heard about the frustration from TTC riders who deal with long waits for the streetcar, only to see several arrive at once.

Well, check out the picture sent to our newsroom from Wednesday morning.

It shows streetcar after streetcar stopped on the tracks near Queen and Parliament because of a two car crash during the morning rush.

Anyone passing by must have done a double take.

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  1. Dean posted on 02/26/2014 06:55 PM
    Exhibit A of why streetcars are a bad idea for public transit. A bus can take a detour, and a subway wouldn't be affected by an accident on surface streets at all.
    1. Palma posted on 02/26/2014 07:27 PM
      @Dean Really, how would a bus take a detour with all those cars and thus cause more chaos. The cars cause a crash yet streetcar fault. How about getting cars off queen street?
    2. Dean posted on 02/26/2014 07:40 PM
      @Palma The first bus driver to get stopped by the accident radios in to Control, Control then directs other buses around the accident. People are mildly inconvenienced without bringing everything to a halt.
    3. john posted on 02/26/2014 07:46 PM
      @Palma Why is the obvious solution so hard to grasp. Street cars are as ancient as horse and carriage. The city of Toronto is growing really fast. The need for better, sophisticated, reliable and smarter public transportation needs to happen fast. All I have to say is one word... SUBWAY. and I'm not talking about sandwiches.

      Let's look at NYC subway as a case study... Ok, I've looked enough, case closed. It's a success!

      Toronto officials need to visit NYC and MTA and learn something.
    4. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 07:57 PM
      @Palma OMG Palma, there are lots of cars in that photo. NOT.
    5. Frankie posted on 02/26/2014 09:15 PM
      @Palma You're right, let's bring back the horse and buggy.
    6. Walter posted on 02/26/2014 10:59 PM
      @Dean An elevated transit line, like they have in Vancouver and like they should have built along Eglinton from Don Mills to Kennedy, would also not have been affected by an accident.
  2. john posted on 02/26/2014 07:48 PM
    Why is the obvious solution so hard to grasp. Street cars are as ancient as horse and carriage. The city of Toronto is growing really fast. The need for better, sophisticated, reliable and smarter public transportation needs to happen fast. All I have to say is one word... SUBWAY. and I'm not talking about sandwiches.

    Let's look at NYC subway as a case study... Ok, I've looked enough, case closed. It's a success!

    Toronto officials need to visit NYC and MTA and learn something.
  3. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 07:55 PM
    Toronto the stupids. World class idiots. Seriously, who puts little trains in the middle of roads any more. Insane.

    Maybe that explains why Toronto fools vote Liberal. Because you fools can't see the light.
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We've heard about the frustration from TTC riders who deal with long waits for the streetcar, only to see several arrive at once.

Well, check out the picture sent to our newsroom from Wednesday morning.

It shows streetcar after streetcar stopped on the tracks near Queen and Parliament because of a two car crash during the morning rush.

Anyone passing by must have done a double take.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Dean posted on 02/26/2014 06:55 PM
    Exhibit A of why streetcars are a bad idea for public transit. A bus can take a detour, and a subway wouldn't be affected by an accident on surface streets at all.
    1. Palma posted on 02/26/2014 07:27 PM
      @Dean Really, how would a bus take a detour with all those cars and thus cause more chaos. The cars cause a crash yet streetcar fault. How about getting cars off queen street?
    2. Dean posted on 02/26/2014 07:40 PM
      @Palma The first bus driver to get stopped by the accident radios in to Control, Control then directs other buses around the accident. People are mildly inconvenienced without bringing everything to a halt.
    3. john posted on 02/26/2014 07:46 PM
      @Palma Why is the obvious solution so hard to grasp. Street cars are as ancient as horse and carriage. The city of Toronto is growing really fast. The need for better, sophisticated, reliable and smarter public transportation needs to happen fast. All I have to say is one word... SUBWAY. and I'm not talking about sandwiches.

      Let's look at NYC subway as a case study... Ok, I've looked enough, case closed. It's a success!

      Toronto officials need to visit NYC and MTA and learn something.
    4. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 07:57 PM
      @Palma OMG Palma, there are lots of cars in that photo. NOT.
    5. Frankie posted on 02/26/2014 09:15 PM
      @Palma You're right, let's bring back the horse and buggy.
    6. Walter posted on 02/26/2014 10:59 PM
      @Dean An elevated transit line, like they have in Vancouver and like they should have built along Eglinton from Don Mills to Kennedy, would also not have been affected by an accident.
  2. john posted on 02/26/2014 07:48 PM
    Why is the obvious solution so hard to grasp. Street cars are as ancient as horse and carriage. The city of Toronto is growing really fast. The need for better, sophisticated, reliable and smarter public transportation needs to happen fast. All I have to say is one word... SUBWAY. and I'm not talking about sandwiches.

    Let's look at NYC subway as a case study... Ok, I've looked enough, case closed. It's a success!

    Toronto officials need to visit NYC and MTA and learn something.
  3. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 07:55 PM
    Toronto the stupids. World class idiots. Seriously, who puts little trains in the middle of roads any more. Insane.

    Maybe that explains why Toronto fools vote Liberal. Because you fools can't see the light.
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