Another TTC closure is planned for Line 1 this weekend

Apr 5 2017, 6:41 pm

Get ready for another TTC closure this weekend, Toronto.

As part of the transit systems ongoing installation and testing of the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system, Line 1 Yonge-University will be closed between St George and Downsview stations on April 8 and 9.

Also, because of on-street construction around Eglinton West, St. Clair West and Dupont stations, shuttle buses will run between Downsview and Lawrence West stations only.

To supplement shuttle service and move customers more efficiently to the Yonge Street side of Line 1, the TTC says it will be doubling service on nine east-west bus and streetcar routes in the closure area.

Surface routes with extra service are:

  • 7 Bathurst
  • 14 Glencairn
  • 32 Eglinton West
  • 52 Lawrence West
  • 84 Sheppard West
  • 96 Wilson
  • 109 Ranee
  • 127 Davenport
  • 512 St Clair

For those heading to the Toronto Maple Leaf games on Saturday and Sunday, extra subway service will be available as needed.

Dupont and Glencairn stations will be closed. All other stations will be open for fare sales and access to surface vehicles.

During the closure, crews will perform essential train testing of the new ATC system between Spadina and Downsview stations in preparation for the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE).

This is the third of 11 closures on this portion of Line 1 in 2017 as the TTC modernizes its train operations.

The TTC says when installation is complete in 2019, the ATC system will result in a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for a 25 per cent increase in the number of trains operating on Line 1.

As for all the weekend work, they say that “one weekend of work during a closure is equivalent to about five weeks of nightly work.”

Regular subway service resumes Monday at 6 a.m.

The next scheduled subway closures are:

  • Apr. 22-23 – all of Line 3 Scarborough for track and infrastructure work
  • Apr. 29-30 – Line 1: St. George to Downsview for ATC signal work
  • May 6-7 – all of Line 3 Scarborough for track and infrastructure work
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