If you’re planning on riding the subway to get to your St. Patrick festivities this weekend, there’s a partial Line 1 closure that might affect your travel plans.
This weekend, on March 16 and 17, the portion of Line 1 between St George and King stations will be closed as TTC crews continue installation of the new Automated Train Control (ATC) signal system.
According to the TTC, shuttle buses will be running and stopping outside each station along the route. Museum Station will be closed throughout the weekend but all others will remain open for fare sales and access to surface routes.
Wheel-Trans will also be available upon request from any station throughout the weekend. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member for more information about service frequency.
“When ATC is fully installed on Line 1, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will help the TTC improve capacity by allowing for increased trips on the line,” said the TTC, in a statement.
“While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend closures to complete critical infrastructure and ATC upgrades, as well as work on the Eglinton Crosstown.”
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Remember, there will also be FREE service on the 501 Queen and 504 King streetcars from 4 pm on Sunday, March 17 to 2:30 am on Monday, March 18 to provide Torontonians with safe rides along those routes during St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Fare boxes and PRESTO readers on streetcars will be covered. Customers connecting to the subway or another route from the 501 or 504 must pay their fare when entering or boarding at their transfer point.