Riders need relief
On Thursday, January 18, we launched our “Overcrowding Relief Kits” to commuters on the Yonge line.
We handed out breath mints, transit-themed crossword puzzles, and step-by-step instructions on how to relieve overcrowding (hint: it involves calling John Tory and Kathleen Wynne to fund the Relief Line and better TTC service!).
On Thursday, January 18, the TTC Board will vote on measures to relieve crowding on the Yonge subway line. But the recommendations fall short of what we really need: the Relief Line built ASAP.
We’re calling on all three levels of government to fund construction of the Relief Line as soon as possible. The Relief Line will relieve congestion at Bloor-Yonge station and on the Yonge line.
Take action for the Relief Line
- Tweet photos of your overcrowded commute to @JohnTory and @Kathleen_Wynne. Use the hashtags #CantGetOn and #ReliefLine.
- Request a Relief Kit to distribute on your commute. Email email@example.com.
You can read the TTC’s report on Yonge Line 1 crowding here.
Read our position on the Relief Line here.
TTCriders is also calling for the City to increase TTC funding for improved service across the city, to relieve the overcrowding on one quarter of surface routes. Join our Transit Day of Action on January 30 to take action for better TTC service.
Relief Kits in the news
CBC News: TTC to explore new strategies in face of ‘historical maximum’ subway crowding
CP24: TTCriders handing out ‘overcrowding relief kits’ to commuters on Line 1
Toronto Sun: TTC riders group says commuters need ‘overcrowding relief kits’ on Yonge line
Global News: ‘Relief kits’ to be handed out amid TTC board meeting to address crowding on subway
Answers to our crossword puzzle are below. You can also play online!