Reminder: TTC subway closures this weekend
July 6, 2018
The TTC is reminding customers that this weekend, July 7-8, Metrolinx requires a closure to Line 1 Yonge-University between Lawrence and St Clair stations for construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
Shuttle buses will run frequently along Yonge St., stopping outside each station along the route. Customers can use the 97 Yonge bus, in addition to the University side of Line 1 as alternatives during the closure.
The TTC asks customers paying with PRESTO during this weekend’s subway closure to tap their card only at the start of their trip. Anyone transferring from the subway to a shuttle bus or from a shuttle bus to the subway should not tap their PRESTO card again.
On Saturday, parking will be restricted on the west side of Yonge St. between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. to keep transit and traffic moving.
Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station through the weekend. Customers can speak with any TTC staff member for more information about service frequency.
Current work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project includes construction below the existing Eglinton subway station.
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is scheduled to open in 2021.
In addition, this Sunday only, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth will open late between St George and Broadview stations while City of Toronto and TTC crews perform subway track work and maintenance on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. Subway service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Castle Frank, Sherbourne and Bay stations will be closed but all other stations will remain open for fare sales and transfers. Shuttle buses will run throughout the morning and will board and offload outside each station, as follows:
- St George Station – board on Bedford Rd., disembark on St. George St.
- Broadview Station – board on Danforth Ave., disembark on Broadview Ave.
- All other stations - board and disembark on Bloor St.
Customers requiring an accessible connection can speak with any TTC staff member to request a Wheel-Trans shuttle.
The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternative routes. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for eAlerts.
Weekend subway closures had been paused following notice from the TTC’s largest union, ATU Local 113, that it was no longer agreeing to allow overtime beyond 48 hours as of April 30 (workers were able to work up to a maximum of 64 hours a week). The TTC has since hired more bus operators to ensure these necessary subway closures can continue, as shuttle bus operators are critical to ensuring people can still continue to navigate the city during a planned subway closure.
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