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Canada SUV gets stuck after driving into Queens Quay streetcar tunnel

16:45  22 january  2020
16:45  22 january  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Rumble strips, flashing red lights and bollards didn’t stop dozens of drivers from driving into the streetcar tunnel on Queen ’s Quay in recent years, but

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a car parked in a parking lot: A photo of the car stuck in the tunnel.© Stuart Green / @TTCStuart (Twitter) A photo of the car stuck in the tunnel.

TTC officials say a motorist managed to drive into a streetcar tunnel on Queens Quay early Wednesday morning and then got stuck.

"An SUV made it through the bollards, past the lights and gates we installed in Oct. 2018 and all the way to the Union Station streetcar platform and got stuck," TTC spokesperson Stuart Green tweeted.

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Green said the car got stuck around 2:30 a.m. The 510 Spadina streetcar was reportedly forced to turn back at Queens Quay and Spadina Avenue, prompting TTC to deploy shuttle buses in the area.

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The TTC fined a driver after he drove his SUV all the way through the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay into Union Station on Thursday morning. A crane had to

An abandoned SUV was found inside the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel on Sunday morning at around 4 a.m. with a broken front axle and missing license plates. Police say that the vehicle , which was a rental, got stuck on the tracks after someone drove it down the tunnel at the Queens Quay

A photo posted by Green shows the SUV's wheels caught on a concrete block, which Green said is a walkway leading to the "operator toilet."

The driver remained at the scene and police are investigating, Green said. It is unknown if any charges will be laid.

Special equipment had to be brought in to remove the vehicle from the tunnel, Stuart said.

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He added that after the SUV was removed, which took a few hours, a test train was being put through the tunnel to determine if there were any issues or significant damage.

By 6 a.m., service had resumed along the streetcar route.

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