Portion of TTC Line 1 to close this weekend for signal upgrades

This weekend, Mar. 16-17, the portion of Line 1 between St George and King stations will be closed as TTC crews continue installation of the new Automated Train Control (ATC) signal system.

Shuttle buses will run, stopping outside each station along the route. Museum Station will be closed throughout the weekend but all others will remain open for fare sales and access to surface routes.

Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station throughout the weekend. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member for more information about service frequency. As King Station is not yet accessible, customers requiring an accessible connection should use Queen Station instead.

When ATC is fully installed on Line 1, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will help the TTC improve capacity by allowing for increased trips on the line. While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend closures to complete critical infrastructure and ATC upgrades, as well as work on the Eglinton Crosstown.

The TTC also reminds customers about free service on the 501 Queen and 504 King streetcars from 4 p.m. on Sun., Mar. 17th to 2:30 a.m. on Mon., Mar. 18th to provide Torontonians with safe rides along those routes during St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Fare boxes and PRESTO readers on streetcars will be covered. Customers connecting to the subway or another route from the 501 or 504 must pay their fare when entering or boarding at their transfer point.

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.

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