The TTC's Line 1 extension was powered up and tested this week

Mar 28 2017, 1:50 pm

While everyone’s attention is currently on the Scarborough Subway Extension, the TTC powered up the Line 1 extension into York Region this week.

The Yonge-University extension line was tested for the Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system and trial runs for trains, according to the TTC.

Testing and commissioning on systems began a few months ago, and that includes testing elevators, lighting, and fire alarms, and these will all continue until the Line’s opening day, scheduled for later this year.

At this time, Line 1’s extension is only open to TTC personnel.

The new six-station, 8.6-km extension of Line runs from the current terminus at Downsview Station (which is being renamed Sheppard West Station in May) through York University and into York Region, ending at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at Hwy. 7 and Jane St.

This is the first subway line to cross Toronto’s boundary, connecting to York Region Transit and GO Transit.

This project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York.

Ok, now back to the Scarborough Subway discussions…

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