Protests affect bus service at 3 Toronto-area locations, Metrolinx says

A person walks past Union Station in Toronto on Oct. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Rachel Verbin

TORONTO — Metrolinx says protests have affected bus service at three Toronto-area GO Transit hubs this morning, including Toronto’s busy Union Station.

The agency that operates GO Transit says demonstrators gathered around 7:20 a.m. today and restricted access to the Union Station bus terminal.

Spokeswoman Fannie Sunshine says the protesters have since left, but the modified service — which includes alternate boarding locations and connecting bus routes to train lines — remain in place for the time being.

She says customers can also expect delays at the Port Credit station and the Highway 407 bus terminal due to protests there.

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Sunshine says additional staff are available to help customers during the disruption.

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Metrolinx says it continues to monitor a strike by Union Station electrical workers employed by Toronto Terminal Railways, which has prompted recurring protests for more than a week.

Ninety-five workers with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers went on strike on April 20 and started on-and-off demonstrations in the days that followed.

The striking employees are signals and communication workers as well as train movement directors, and have been without a contract since December 2019.

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