Signal and track work on Line 1 this weekend
April 13, 2016
This weekend, April 16-17, TTC crews will conduct signal and track work on Line 1 (Yonge-University) between St George and Lawrence West stations, requiring this portion of the subway to close. Shuttle buses will operate frequently throughout the weekend.
Crews will lay up to 40,000 ft. of cable for the TTC's new Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system and install other ATC equipment (beacons, junction boxes, etc). Crews will also use the opportunity to complete other track maintenance and state-of-good-repair work, including trackside heater repair between Eglinton West and St Clair West stations.
When installation is complete in 2019, ATC will result in a more modern, reliable signal system and a 25 per cent increase in capacity on Line 1. While the TTC does much of its subway maintenance work at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete ATC and state-of-good-repair work, like replacing rail and keeping switches well-maintained. One weekend of work during a subway closure is equivalent to about five weeks of nightly work.
To provide a faster trip for customers, shuttle buses do not service local stops between subway stations. Shuttle buses will not enter St Clair West, Eglinton West or Glencairn stations. Instead, customers must board and exit shuttle buses at the intersections of St. Clair Ave. W. and Bathurst St., Eglinton Ave. W. and Bathurst St., and Glencairn Ave. and Bathurst St.
Wheel-Trans buses will be available for customers who require accessible transit. Customers can speak to any staff member at any station to request the service.
For more information on subway closures, watch the TTC's explainer video at www.youtube.com/OfficialTTCChannel.
Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m. The next scheduled subway closures are:
- Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Kennedy to Victora Park – April 23-24
- Line 2: Pape to St. George early closing – April 30
For a full list of upcoming subway closures, please visit ttc.ca.
Late Opening - Line 2
Line 2 will open at noon this Sun., April 17 as TTC crews complete signal work and replace 380 ft. of rail along the the Prince Edward viaduct between Castle Frank and Broadview stations.
Shuttle buses will operate, stopping only at subway stations along the route. All stations will remain open during this period.
506 Carlton diversion
The 506 Carlton streetcar will divert from Fri., April 15 at 10 p.m. until Mon., April 18 at 5 a.m. as TTC crews complete overhead wire work.
Streetcars will divert via Bathurst and Dundas Sts. Shuttle buses will serve the regular streetcar route between Spadina Ave. and Landsdowne St.
For more information on upcoming service advisories follow @ttcnotices on Twitter.
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