Toronto transit apologizes for naming emergency simulation after bombing campaign

By The Canadian Press
September 29, 2017 - 12:30pm

Toronto's transit organization has apologized after inadvertently naming an upcoming emergency exercise after a notorious bombing campaign in the Vietnam War.

The Toronto Transit Commission had called the exercises for first responders simulating an emergency at two new subway stations "Rolling Thunder."

Operation Rolling Thunder was the name the United States used for an extensive aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam in the late 1960s.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross says they changed the name immediately after they were notified of its connotations.

He says it wasn't a deliberate choice, but says the TTC apologizes unreservedly.

The TTC plans to open six new stations in mid-December.

 

The Canadian Press

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