Several TTC subway stations scheduled for closures this weekend

Mar 18 2020, 12:49 pm

Toronto residents who are still taking the subway should plan their commutes accordingly with the upcoming TTC closures on Line 1 this weekend.

There will be no subway service between Lawrence and St. Clair stations on Saturday, March 21, or Sunday, March 22.

According to the TTC, replacement shuttle buses will run along Yonge Street, stopping at each station along the route.

TTC staff will also be on hand ready 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.

All stations will remain open for fare sales and access to surface routes.

The partial Line 1 closures this weekend are required for upgraded signalling work.

The work is part of the Automatic Train Control (ATC) system upgrade, which improves safety and travel time. Now distances between trains will be automatically controlled, rather than human controlled, and automatic trains are expected to reduce travel times.

“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,” the transit system said.