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Friday, August 21, 2015

The day when the Stouffville train was pushed all the way to Union Station by another train

You know your morning is shot when the GO ambassador announces that your train must push the train ahead of you (engine failure) all the way to Union station. HUWHAT?! / After about 2 hours and 15 minutes of being stranded in the train, @grampaj0hn and I decided to hop off at Milliken station under the impression that there would be connecting buses ready to take us to Union, as per the ambassador. Also, we weren't about to stay on a train that was pushing another train. Like. Bye. / BUT THEN!!! THERE WERE NO BLOODCLAT BUSES AT MILLIKEN. / After another 40 minutes of being stranded at Milliken, we are now on our personal GO bus heading back home. Everyone else hopped in cabs to head back home right away because they were like "FTS" but we wanted to try to get to work - we failed so we're on the FTS boat now. I think I'm going to take a selfie with our driver because dude is cool beans. / Bah!

 A photo posted by Mrs. Japlyn (@leslynttungol) on Aug 20, 2015 at 7:51am PDT

7 comments:

Vanessa Medina said...

What the heck is a bloodclat bus?

C.J. Smith said...

Patois... typically Jamaican bad words.

Vanessa Medina said...

I've lived in the GTA for almost 10 years. You'd think I would have a better handle on multi-cultural swear words. Apparently not.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

I thought all this "high tech" was supposed to make things easier and more efficient.
All it seems able to produce are glitches, misinformation, and shut-downs.
And a plethora of "hackers paradises".

Anonymous said...

One of my colleagues was on the train doing the pushing. She stayed on and got to work 2 1/2 hours late after a travel time of 4 hours. She was outwardly much more calm than I would have been. But it doesn't take much to accomplish that :)

Anonymous said...

I was on that train. Some things are just out of your control. This is not the first time this has happened to the Stouffville line. In fact, I've been on three trains where we've had to push the train ahead. This was (by far) the longest delay of these occurrences.

What disturbs me more is that the new Sept. schedule is now out and our train time is once again longer. A total of 7 minutes longer a day. In 9 years of riding, we've seen a travel times increase 13 minutes one-way to my station - not to mention the cost increases. What can we do about this?

Anonymous said...

It happened on a very steep hill. Respect to the conductors involved in coupling up to the broken down train and the engineers involved in the task of making the trains connect on that grade. I sure as heck wouldn't have wanted to be out there and involved in that!!! I saw two crew members from the window and they seemed to be making sure of what exactly they're going to do. I'm just happy I actually got to work unlike some people who just went home.