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People seen surfing on Toronto subway train in ‘incredibly ill-advised’ stunt


The TTC is investigating an “incredibly ill-advised stunt” on the Scarborough Rapid Transit system.


A video posted to YouTube on July 1 shows two masked males carrying Canadian flags “surfing” on the roof of a moving subway train. The two people then jump off as the train enters Kennedy Station and flee the scene.


The video, posted by ChaseTO, has the caption: “Celebrating the greatest country on earth by surfing trains in my home city. Happy Canada Day.”


The TTC posted about the incident on Twitter on Monday morning.


“These incidents are taken seriously and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” wrote the transitagency.


“Dangerous and inconsiderate, to say the least.”


TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said they are now in the process of pulling video footage from “stations and trains.” A description of the suspects and more details about what happened are not available at this time, he said.


“Goes without saying that stunts like this are incredibly dangerous and illegal. They can lead to serious injury or death as well as service delays and massive inconvenience for our customers,” Green said in a statement.


Last August, the TTC investigated a similar “train surfing” incident after a three-minute video surfaced of a man hanging from the back of a moving underground subway train at Bathurst Station that was travelling westward. The man can be seen arriving at Spadina Station and running away.


TTC special constables investigated this incident, which they believe happened sometime around August 20, 2021.


The account where the video was posted, ChaseTO also features clips of people climbing to the top of Niagara Fallsview Casino and the former Kingston Penitentiary.


–with files from Chris Herhalt


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