It took the TTC between three and four hours to get back to full Sunday service yesterday and a lot of phone calls, safety checks and traffic direction.
Within minutes of the Ontario legislature passing the back to work legislation at 2:01 p.m., calls were going out to the TTC employees needed to restore subway, streetcar and bus service yesterday.
In that time:
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>> 1,300 employees were called back to work.
>> 290 subway cars went onto the tracks — 47 trains with six cars each — from two holding areas on the Yonge-University-Spadina and the other on the Bloor-Danforth lines.
>> Four trains with a total of 16 cars were mobilized by Scarborough Rapid Transit
>> 76 streetcars restored service on eight main routes from two garages — one in The Beach, the other at Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen Street West.
>> 370 buses rolled out of seven garages across the city.
torstar news service