Another rainy day, another brutal morning commute for the fine people of Toronto.
With a water safety statement in effect across the GTA and up to 40 mm of rain expected to fall by Friday night, anyone who may have already switched over from transit to bike, from Uber to foot, from working-at-home to venturing-outside, has fully reverted back to winter mode.
The Dufferin bus is such a joke. Wait 9+ minutes (during rush hour) for a bus — 4 pull up, first 2 rammed. Wonder how long before @TTChelps makes them all express. I need a bike back ASAP. #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/kjPJmusx2N— John Rieti (@johnrieti) April 26, 2019
Flooding is already starting to close off roads, sending motorists into the arms of the TTC out of fear for their whips. Buses, streetcars and subways are a bit more congested than usual as a result. Some are also wetter than usual inside due to leaks.
@TTChelps it’s a cold and wet day today-but our commute shouldn’t be. One of our new @Bombardier @BombardierRail streetcars is already leaking (above the left back seat on #4457) #ttc #rain #streetcar #bombardier #deficient pic.twitter.com/H3IwCJTMr5— Mark Seymour (@marquarius) April 26, 2019
Passengers on Twitter are reporting everything from mild drips on new Bombardier streetcars to full-on showers inside older buses.
In some cases, the water is barely even noticeable, but its mere presence is enough to make regular riders nervous about what the future holds.
Keep your umbrellas handy, Toronto, if dripping water offends you — and stay home altogether if you want to eliminate the chance of literally swimming home from work.
by Lauren O'Neil via blogTO