TTC continues to accelerate switch and track work with closure of portion of Line 1 for 10 days

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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TTC will be performing track maintenance and signal maintenance this weekend.
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TTC is continuing a process it began in mid-March—closing portions of Line 1 for 10 days to complete track work.

This past Mon., April 26, the TTC closed the portion of Line 1 between Sheppard West and Wilson stations to carry out switch installation and track work that will enhance the TTC’s ability to deliver prompt and reliable service from the yard. The closure will last 10 days, with regular service resuming at approximately 6 a.m. on Thurs., May 6.

With this closure, the TTC is once again taking advantage of reduced ridership to advance essential system improvements and upgrades that will minimize customer inconvenience in the longer term.

“We continue to take every opportunity to accelerate infrastructure improvements,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “With another Stay-at-Home Order in place, we know fewer people are riding the subway. This provides us with an opportunity to complete critical upgrades with minimal inconvenience to customers and deliver a more effective subway system when they return.”

During the most recent 10-day Line 1 closure in April, TTC crews made significant advancements on electrical work and upgrades to traction power, asbestos removal, and station floor and platform improvements.

Customers can expect shuttle bus service every 60 seconds or better during peak periods and very consistent service to continue throughout the day. Customers are also encouraged to use the Yonge side of Line 1 where possible. Service levels have been designed based on current customer volumes.

Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.

Customers should remember that face coverings are mandatory while travelling on the TTC. More information on how to wear a mask properly is available online. Some exceptions apply.

The TTC will also be distributing masks free of charge to customers who do not have one at Sheppard West and Wilson stations throughout the closure.

The TTC is using a variety of tactics to ensure customers are aware of this extended closure and to minimize the inconvenience as much as possible. Customers looking for more information or assistance planning their trips are advised to visit ttc.ca or call Customer Service at 416-393-4636.

The TTC thanks its Board, local City Councillors, and any essential workers who are being inconvenienced, for their assistance and patience with this closure.

The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for eAlerts.

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