It was a rough Monday morning for an estimated 10,000 GO Train riders commuters, as switch problems have led to numerous delays during the morning rush hour.
According to Metrolinx, the problem caused by a “defective track switch,” not so much the cold weather as originally thought. Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins gave more details to 640’s Lorne Honickman, saying “It really doesn’t have so much to do with the cold as it has to do with the switch – and the major switch just wasn’t working this morning.”
She says the switch itself needs to be taken apart and replaced, with a temporary one in place to keep the trains moving.
By 1:30 p.m. all of the delays had completely cleared, in time for the evening rush hour.
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