Commuters using Go Transit were left scrambling for a ride because of a police investigation and bomb threat.
Police were called around 3 p.m. to investigate a suspicious package at the Exhibition GO station. The package was spotted by an off duty office and all GO trains and TTC service was shut down in the area.
The bomb squad was called in and destroyed the package just before 7 p.m. There has been no word on whether the package posed any risk to the public but there are reports that it was made to look like a pipe bomb.
GO Transit was forced to temporarily suspended service on the Lakeshore West line and most trains were delayed or cancelled.
GO says passengers that are able to use the TTC you may use your GO Fare media, PRESTO card or GO Ticket at a manned Union Station TTC entrance or on the 501 Streetcar at Mimico GO.
Metrolinx Spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins says the police investigation also prevented GO from accessing its Willowbrook maintenance facility where the trains are stored. That meant all lines were affected as they didn’t have enough trains to accommodate all the lines.
GO Transit users can check the status of their train here.
Police investigating a suspicious package in the Exhibition GO station area. All trains and TTC service has been shut down in the area. ^AG
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 9, 2015