This weekend, Nov. 12-13, TTC crews will continue work on the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system, requiring Line 1 Yonge-University to close between St George and Lawrence West stations.
Shuttle buses will run frequently throughout the closure, stopping only at subway stations along the route. Shuttle buses will not enter Eglinton West Station, but will stop instead at the intersection of Bathurst St. and Eglinton Ave. W. To provide a faster trip, street parking will be restricted on portions of Bloor St. W, Bathurst St. and Spadina Rd.
Glencairn Station will be closed. All other stations will be open for fare sales.
Wheel-Trans buses will operate between Lawrence West and St George stations for customers requiring an accessible connection. Customers can speak with any TTC staff to request the service.
When installation is complete in 2019, ATC will result in a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for a 25 per cent increase in the number of trains operating 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 track and maintaining switches. One weekend of work during a closure is equivalent to about five weeks of nightly work.
Here is a video explanation of why the TTC needs weekends to complete critical work.
Regular subway service resumes Monday at 6 a.m. The final subway closures for 2016 are:
- Line 3 Scarborough: Entire line - Nov. 19 only and Nov. 26 only
- Line 1: Wilson to Downsview - Dec. 3-4
- Line 2: Pape to St George - Dec. 3-4