September 22, 2017
There are now fewer than 90 days to go until we open the much anticipated Line 1 subway extension to Vaughan.
Six stunning, fully accessible stations will take TTC subway service north of Steeles Ave. and into York Region for the first time, serving York University along the way.
Each station will feature full WiFi coverage, plus cell service for Freedom subscribers. (We encourage you to ask your provider to join the TCONNECT network.)
Modern fare gates, PRESTO readers and self-serve reload machines are featured at all six stations. Train service will be controlled by the state-of-the-art automatic train control system that is being installed in phases along Line 1.
In the three months left until opening day, a lot remains to be done. Commissioning a new subway — even an extension — is a complex operation, involving testing hundreds of thousands of individual assets and systems, a period of trial operations and final safety checks prior to the big day.
To that end, we have assembled a world class team, with extensive knowledge of com-missioning a new subway and in bringing in a new signaling system. Our aim is to show Torontonians (and new subway riders from York Region), how our work to modernize the TTC over the past five years has come together.
The TTC’s enhanced management capability, customer focus and attention to detail will all be on display as we bring Toronto a subway extension that will be the envy of North America.
This weekend, Sept. 23-24, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth will be closed between Kipling and Islington stations for track maintenance. Shuttle buses will run between the two stations all weekend. Wheel-Trans buses will also be available upon request for customers who need it. Simply speak with any TTC staff member to request the service.
The 192 Airport rocket will have increased service and operate from both Islington and Kipling stations.
Regular service resumes Monday at 6 a.m.
Early nightly closures continue at Dundas Station
Trains on Line 1 Yonge- University will continue to bypass Dundas Station each night starting at 11 p.m. until late October, due to ongoing faregate construction at the station. Customers can access the subway through College and Queen stations.
The Invictus Games Opening Ceremony is this Sat., Sept. 23, launching a week of exciting athletic competition. Parking will be limited or unavailable at most venues and spectators are strongly encouraged to take transit to the events.
Please note that accessible transit and/or limited accessible parking options for all Games venues will be available.
The Games run until Sept. 30. The TTC encourages you to plan your trip in advance. For travel information to Invictus Games venues, visit ttc.ca.
Name: Matt Hagg
Position: Senior Planner — System Accessibility
Years of service: 5
I’m the accessibility lead for the TTC. I work with staff from all across the TTC on things that affect accessibility across the traditional system and advise on policy. I also work with the TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) and I’m the staff liaison in two of their sub-committees. They give valuable insight on how we can improve accessibility at the TTC. This week was our annual Accessibility Forum and it’s always great to hear from customers directly on issues that affect them every day on their travels. It’s really satisfying to help remove accessibility barriers that affect our customers as they navigate the TTC.
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