There will be no subway service on a portion of TTC's Line 1 this weekend

Apr 24 2020, 7:24 am

There will be no subway service on a portion of the TTC’s Line 1 this weekend.

On Sunday, April 26, there will be no subway service between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations as TTC crews continue important track work and maintenance.

The TTC says replacement shuttle buses will run along Yonge Street, stopping at each station along the route. TTC staff will also be on hand to direct customers to shuttle boarding and offloading locations, which will vary from station to station.

In addition to the shuttles, the 97 Yonge bus and the University side of Line 1 will be available as alternatives during the closure.

At York Mills Station, the Old York Mills Road entrance will be closed. Customers are advised to use the other station entrances located in the York Mills Centre, Yonge Corporate Centre, and at the corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.

At Lawrence Station, the automated entrances at Ranleigh Avenue and Bedford Park Avenue will also be closed. Customers are advised to use the entrances at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.

All stations will remain open for PRESTO fare purchases and access to surface routes and Line 4.

Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station throughout the closure. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member for more information about service frequency.

Early closure on Line 2

Additionally, the TTC said westbound subway service between Greenwood and Kipling stations will end nightly at 1 am (instead of 2 am) on Sunday, April 26, Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 for track work.

Westbound shuttle buses will be available. Regular service will continue eastbound.

Customers requiring an accessible connection are advised to use Coxwell Station and speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.

Regular subway service will resume by 8 am on Sun., April 26 and by 6 am on Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28.

“While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and ATC upgrades,” said the transit agency.

On Thursday, the TTC announced that, as part of a series of cost-saving measures, 1,200 employees will be temporarily laid off over the coming weeks.

Service will be maintained at roughly 70% to 80% of regular levels, which is in line with current demand, the transit system says.