TTC signal upgrades will close a portion of Line 1 this weekend
The TTC is continuing to prepare for the opening of Line 1 extension to York Region, and will be closing a portion of the line this weekend.
On October 21 and 22, the TTC says that essential work and testing on the TTC’s new Automatic Train Control (ATC) system will require Line 1 Yonge-University to close between St George and Sheppard West stations.
This is the second to last closure on this portion of Line 1 this year. The final St George to Sheppard West closure will take place on November 4 to 5. When installation is complete on Line 1 in 2019, ATC will result in a more reliable signal system that will allow for a 25% increase in the number of trains operating on the line, according to the TTC.
Shuttle buses will run between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations only due to on-street construction around Eglinton West, St Clair West and Dupont stations. To supplement shuttle service and move customers more efficiently to the Yonge St. side of Line 1, the TTC is 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
Parking will be restricted on Bathurst St. between Bloor St. and Barton Ave.
Dupont and Glencairn stations will be closed. All other stations will be open for fare sales and access to surface routes.
Regular subway service resumes Monday, October 23 at 6 am. The next scheduled subway closures are:
– Oct. 28-29 – Line 1 Yonge-University: St Clair to Lawrence stations for track work.
– Nov. 4-5 – Line 1 Yonge-University: St George to Sheppard West for signal work.
– Nov. 11-12 – Line 1 Yonge-University: St Clair to Lawrence stations for track work.
Queen Station will also be closed from 11 pm Friday, October 20 until the start of service on Monday, October 23 to accommodate installation of the TTC’s new paddle-style fare gates with PRESTO.