The bus driver
This morning’s ride (westbound along Eglinton Ave E) on the TTC was particularly busy.
Usually the bus is fairly full from Kennedy and then half empties at Birchmount. Picks up more along the way and switches people at Vic Park. Packed again it empties at Don Mills while the night shift at Celestica files into the bus as it makes its way west.
Today the bus never stopped being jammed and at Victoria Park the driver complained (to another TTC employee) about the rerouting going on to take all Eglinton drivers to Warden and St. Clair, back up to Warden and Eg and then across to Kennedy. He was fuming about the logic of it all while I was wondering why this would ever happen.
Apparently a man was found dead when a subway got to Kennedy station last night and was being inspected. Into this morning both VP and Kennedy stations were shut down. The stations were supposed to stay closed only for the morning rush hour so they should be open by now.