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No subway service, St Clair West to Union,
January 12, 13:



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This Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, the TTC is closing the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between St Clair West and Union stations, as crews continue installing the automated train-control (ATC) signal system. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan and St Clair West stations and between Finch and Union stations this weekend.

Shuttle buses operate, stopping beside each station along the route. The TTC is closing Dupont and Museum stations, but all other stations remain open so that you can buy fares or access connecting buses and streetcars.

Wheel-Trans is available at each station along the closed section of the line throughout the weekend. You can speak with a TTC staff member to ask about the service and frequency.

According to a TTC news release, “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. 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… [and] work on the Eglinton Crosstown” light rail transit project.

Although the TTC has not yet announced its schedule of weekend subway closures for 2019, it is planning to close this section of Line 1 at least twice more this year:

  • Saturday, February 2 and and Sunday, February 3 - St Clair West to Union; and
  • Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 - St Clair West to Union.

Shuttle-bus alternatives

Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time late evenings this week to avoid stress and crowds. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer traveling times tonight through Thursday night.

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider travelling along the Yonge branch, instead of the University branch, to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely.

Ride buses or streetcars on routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the Yonge branch of Line 1:

  • Buses along the 84 Sheppard West or 984 Sheppard West express routes and board the subway at Sheppard - Yonge Station, instead of Sheppard West Station.
  • Buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at York Mills Station, instead of Wilson Station.
  • Buses along the 52 Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence Station, instead of Lawrence West Station.
  • Buses along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton Station, instead of Eglinton West Station.
  • Streetcars along the 512 St Clair route and board the subway at St Clair Station, instead of St Clair West Station.
  • Streetcars along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at College Station, instead of Queen’s Park Station.
  • Buses along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at Dundas Station, instead of St Patrick Station.
  • Streetcars along the 501 Queen route and board the subway at Queen Station, instead of Osgoode Station.
  • Streetcars along the 504 King route and board the subway at King Station, instead of St Andrew Station.

Access from Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway
  • Transfer to Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains at Yonge Station, instead of St George Station.
  • Transfer to buses and streetcars that connect Line 2 to downtown Toronto and avoid Line 1 entirely:
  • Buses along the 94 Wellesley route at Castle Frank or Ossington stations.
  • Streetcars along the 504 King route at Broadview or Dundas West stations.
  • Buses along the 505 Dundas route at Broadview or Dundas West stations.
  • Streetcars along the 506 Carlton route at Main Street Station.
  • Transfer to streetcars along the 511 Bathurst route at Bathurst Station, then transfer to east-west buses or streetcars.
  • Transfer to streetcars along the 510 Spadina route at Spadina Station, then transfer to east-west buses or streetcars. Also: many route 510 streetcars operate to and from Union Station.

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