Effective next Friday, Dec. 18, the nightly early closure on Line 1 between Eglinton and Finch stations will end as the TTC’s tunnel liner rehabilitation project nears completion. Subway service north of Eglinton Station will once again operate until the end of normal service – just before 2 a.m.
Subway service north of Eglinton Station has ended at 12:30 a.m. Sunday to Friday nights since 2008, with shuttle buses operating until the normal end of service.
In June, 2008, the TTC adopted the early closure to facilitate the repair of concrete tunnel liners, as the normal weekend and night maintenance window was insufficient to carry out the extensive work required.
"While this critical project has inconvenienced our patient customers, the TTC is taking decisive action to do important repair and maintenance work that has been neglected for years in order to ensure we have reliable service for the future," said TTC Chair Josh Colle.
During this period, the TTC also conducted a major rehabilitation of the outer bus loop at Lawrence Station. Crews also replaced tiles at the bus platform, and repaired the fire ventilation and fan shafts.
Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. The TTC thanks its customers for their patience during this time.