Those who take Line 1 during the morning commute can expect delays over the next two weeks, as the TTC maintains a state of good repair.
TTC spokesperson Stuart Green announced the news Friday morning, saying service on Line 1 will be slow in the morning through January 24.
Service is being disrupted due to a “go-slow” order being in place northbound between Union and King Station as the TTC prepares to replace 1,000 feet of rail on the “screechy turn.”
Green added that inbound trips could also be impacted as far north as St. Clair West.
Service on #TTC Line 1 will be slow in the mornings through Jan. 24. Trains have to follow a go-slow order in place n/b between Union and King as we prepare to replace 1000 feet of rail on that screechy turn. Inbound trips could be impacted as far north as St. Clair W.
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) January 11, 2019
Green told Daily Hive that maintaining a state of good repair is ongoing and critically important work for the TTC and no two jobs are alike. Green added that the work is located on a long stretch of a “complicated section” of Line 1, which is why there is going to be service impacts.
“Our commitment is to get the work done as quickly as possible and we understand the frustration of our customers,” said Green.
“However, we cannot and will not compromise safety when we do this work.”
Green didn’t comment on how slow the morning commute will be during this period or if this could happen again in the near future.