Boss Hog said:
clearly the TTC has undergone some growth problems in the recent years. I don't remember being it as bad as this 3 or 4 years ago.
I hope they figure out how to deal with it SOON. Or else come winter when everyone is taking TTC again this is going to be shit.
it's not really a new issue... it depends on which line/branch/route you take, really.
the queen streetcar, in my experience, along with the king and college streetcar, dufferin bus etc. have always been borderline intolerable with thier packed cars, and completely unreliable/sporadic arrivals.
it wouldn't be so much of an issue if there was some consistency. if you knew that the streetcar was consistently late, or took a while (or even the subway for that matter) you would be able to properly time when you'd need to leave the house. unfortunately, what i've found is that if you leave on time, you're always late regardless. if you leave late, you get there at the same time as if you left on time, and if you leave early, you're occassionally still going to get there late.
then there are other times when you buffer yourself, leave nice and early in case of a delay, and end up arriving at your destination fuck-early because you actually caught the ttc on a good day.
anyway, yeah, there are peak times and routes all over the city where it's an absolute test of patience to take transit. given the recent condo boom, and the bazillion* new residents in the core, i have no idea if the ttc even has a plan in place to accomodate them.