The turnstiles at Queen Station will become a thing of the past as the construction begins to install the TTC's new modern fare gates with PRESTO. This work will result in early station closures nightly starting Oct. 18 and a full weekend closure the weekend of Oct. 20-22.
The new gates, which improve customer flow and provide an unobstructed path into and out of stations, are a key piece of the TTC's overall modernization plan. The new gates are in place today at 45 stations and 77 entrances.
Because Queen Station is one of the TTC's busiest, with tighter fare lines, closing early and for the weekend is necessary to complete the necessary floor work that cannot be done when the station is open. During these times, subway trains will pass through the station without stopping.
Queen Station will close as follows:
- 11 p.m. nightly: Oct. 18-19 AND Oct. 23 to the end of November
- Weekend closure: Fri., Oct 20 at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Mon., Oct. 23.
The full fare gate construction schedule is available at ttc.ca and a video (https://youtu.be/leJI7qjtESI) explaining the next wave of fare gate construction is posted on the TTC's YouTube channel. Station specific fact sheets are also posted at ttc.ca. During closures, customer service ambassadors will be in place to assist customers with directions and information.
When the fare gate installation is complete next spring, every subway station and every entrance will have new gates and accept PRESTO. All TTC buses and streetcars accept PRESTO today.