Improving the journey, reducing subway speed restrictions

The TTC today advised customers of progress in lifting speed restrictions along sections of track on Line 1 Yonge-University and Line 2 Bloor-Danforth. Overnight, crews made significant progress by returning more than 2,700 metres of track to normal speeds, including a section of track between Spadina and Museum station, improving customer experience and reducing travel time.


Over the coming week, normal train speeds will resume along various portions of Line 1 and Line 2. On Line 1, normal speeds will be restored between:


  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Highway 407 stations,

  • College to Wellesley,

  • York Mills to Sheppard, and

  • North York Centre to Finch stations.


On Line 2, normal speeds will resume between:


  • Royal York and Jane stations, and

  • Victoria Park to Warden Stations.


Customers can expect to see a return to normal speeds from Bloor to Rosedale stations, St Clair to Davisville, and all remaining portions of Line 1 in the downtown U by the first week of March.


At reduced speeds, trains are moving at between 15 and 25 km/h, compared to normal speeds of 40 to 50 km/h. With the completion of the track replacement work, commuters can expect a significant improvement in train speeds, resulting in faster and more reliable trip times.


In January, following a comprehensive geometry survey, the TTC identified several state-of-good-repair needs along sections of track approaching their expected end of life. The track replacement work currently underway aims to address these needs and ensure the continued safety and reliability of the subway system.


Tuesday – Friday early nightly subway closures for track replacement work


Tues., Feb. 20, through Fri., Feb. 23, subway service on the portion of Line 1 Yonge-University between St Clair West and King Stations will end nightly at 11 p.m., in order to facilitate the necessary track work.


Shuttle buses will be running and TTC staff will be on hand to direct customers to boarding and offloading locations. All subway stations will be open for customers to load PRESTO cards, purchase PRESTO tickets, and connect to surface routes.


Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.


Customers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider the additional time they may need for their trips. A complete list of current reduced speed zones can be found on the TTC website at:


The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service, as well as alternate route options. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on X or sign up for eAlerts.

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