Reminder: Portions of TTC's Line 1 to close this weekend for signal modernization
November 30, 2018
The TTC is reminding customers that this weekend, Dec. 1-2, TTC crews continue to install the Automated Train Control (ATC) signal system on Line 1 Yonge-University, requiring portions of the line to close for periods of time. On Sat., Dec. 1, there will be no service on the portion of Line 1 between Finch West and St George stations. On Sun., Dec. 2, there will be no service on the portion of Line 1 between Finch West and Lawrence West stations.
At the end of the weekend, the entire area between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Dupont stations will run on ATC. This milestone means that customers riding along that portion of the line will encounter more reliable service and fewer delays due to signal issues. When ATC is fully implemented on Line 1, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for an increase in the number of trains operating on the line.
Shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend. Customers should visit www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for more information.
Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member for more information about service frequency.
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.
Final Metropass on sale now
From now until Dec. 5, customers can purchase a Metropass good for unlimited travel for the month of December. This is the final Metropass as the TTC transitions to the PRESTO fare payment system. Tickets and tokens will be discontinued by the end of 2019.
The TTC is encouraging those who have not done so already, to switch to PRESTO before January.
TTC Monthly Passes and 12-Month Passes are available on PRESTO. These passes cost the same and provide the same unlimited travel as a regular Metropass or now discontinued Metropass Discount Plan (MDP). Like the December Metropass, the monthly pass on PRESTO is available for sale until Dec. 5. Customers can purchase a TTC Monthly Pass from any Shoppers Drug Mart location, from a Fare Vending Machine at TTC subway station entrances, from the TTC's Customer Service Centre or online at prestocard.ca. Twelve Month Passes on PRESTO are only available online at prestocard.ca.
With a PRESTO card, customers will be able to take advantage of a number of benefits. Customers are encouraged to register their PRESTO card by creating a My PRESTO Account online at prestocard.ca. Registering a PRESTO card protects the balance or monthly pass on the card if it's ever lost or stolen. With a registered card, customers can also take advantage of Autoload or Autorenew so they never have to worry about loading money or a monthly pass on their card each month, as it automatically happens. For more information about PRESTO, please visit www.ttc.ca/presto.
Throughout December, the TTC will promote the switch to PRESTO with giveaways of a limited number of cards which customers can load with any PRESTO pass product online, at Shoppers Drug Mart or through a Fare Vending Machine at any subway station.
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