The TTC will be installing the final wave of its new gates starting in September.
According to the transit commission, the new paddle-style fare gates with PRESTO are now being installed at the remaining 25 subway stations and more than 50 entrances that still have turnstiles, which date back to the 50s and 60s.
The new gates, which provide an unobstructed path in to and out of stations and improve customer flow, are a key piece of the TTC’s overall modernization plan, states the TTC in a release.
While the new gates are in place today at 44 stations and 75 entrances, the next wave of construction takes place in some of the TTC’s busiest stations where the fare lines are more physically constrained, necessitating some weekend closures, as well as early closures, both on weekends and week nights.
Locations, dates and times of station closures are as follows:
11 pm nightly, Sept. 10 to 14
Weekend closure from 11 pm Sept. 15 until 6 am Sept. 18
11 pm nightly, from Sept. 18 until the middle of October
10 pm nightly, Sept. 19 to 23
11 pm nightly, Oct. 18 and 19
Weekend closure from 11 pm Oct. 20 until 6 am Oct. 23
11 pm nightly, Oct. 23 until the end of November
10 pm nightly, Nov. 1-2 and 6-7
St Andrew Station:
Weekend closure from 10 pm Nov. 10 until 6 am Nov. 13
10 pm nightly, Nov. 14 to 16, and Nov. 20
Weekend closure from 10 pm Nov. 17 until 6 am Nov. 20
Queen’s Park Station:
10 pm nightly, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 11-12
When the fare gate installation is complete next spring, every subway station and every entrance will have new gates and accept PRESTO. All TTC buses and streetcars already accept PRESTO.