TTC preparing extra service in advance of winter storm

The TTC is preparing extra service and other severe winter measures for the winter storm that is forecast to hit Toronto this afternoon.

Based on current weather predictions, this storm is likely to impact surface travel the most. The TTC will mobilize additional operators and vehicles to ensure minimal impact for customers. Those who need to travel during this snow event are encouraged to use transit to get to their destination safely and reliably.

This service enhancement and other actions already underway are part of the TTC’s enhanced Severe Weather Plan. Other steps being taken include: 


  • Line 3 Scarborough SRT is currently operating. However, as the weather turns to a snow event, the line will be closed and fully replaced with buses until weather allows for it to re-open. This closure/replacement is expected to happen at 7 p.m. this evening.
  • Forty-one bus stops located in hilly areas that are difficult for buses to navigate in snow and ice will be taken out of service later this afternoon. The full list can be found at
  • Anti-icing and snow clearing protocols in place in all bus, streetcar and subway divisions.
  • Subway trains will be stored in tunnels along the main lines to avoid issues getting out of the yards.
  • The entire streetcar overhead network and vehicles have been treated with an anti-icing application. Should any issues arise on 512 St Clair, the route will be serviced with replacement buses.
  • Private contractor tow trucks are ready to assist with any trapped vehicles and the TTC’s fleet of snow-clearing equipment will be deployed as conditions progress.
  • The TTC will stay in regular communication with the City to ensure crews are aware of issues on transit routes.
  • Social media and web updates will be pushed out frequently to keep customers informed.

As always, the TTC is committed to safe and reliable service in the most extreme weather, but operations can be impacted by road conditions.

Customers are advised to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or check for updates and in the event of bad weather, to leave extra travel time.

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