TTC preparing for incoming winter storm

The TTC is preparing for another winter storm this evening with extra service and other severe winter measures.


This storm is expected to impact TTC surface routes most, so additional operators and vehicles are being prepared to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible. Those needing to travel during the storm are encouraged to use transit to get to their destination in safely and reliably.


These measures are already underway and are part of the TTC’s enhanced Severe Weather Plan. Other steps being taken include: 


  • Line 3 Scarborough SRT is expected to remain open for the duration of service tonight. Storm trains will operate overnight to keep the tracks clear, allowing the line to open tomorrow morning. If that changes, customers will be notified of a bus replacement protocol.
  • Anti-icing and snow clearing protocols in place in all bus, streetcar and subway divisions.
  • Some 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 adverse road conditions.


Customers are advised to follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or check for updates and to leave extra time for their trips if conditions are particularly bad.

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