Closure to Affect Bloor-Danforth Line

On Sunday morning, the TTC will be keeping a section of the Bloor-Danforth Line closed for track work.  The track work will be done on Prince Edward Viaduct (the viaduct connects Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue.)

StGeorge Subway Tiling TTC

StGeorge Subway Tiling TTC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To accommodate the work, the TTC will be running shuttle buses from St. George Station and Pape Station.  Subways will continue to operate between Kipling and St. George in the west, and Pape and Kennedy in the east. Continue reading

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More GO Train Service starting June 28th 2014

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit has announced that there will be more service on many of their lines starting on June 28th, 2014.

These new services include more GO Train service as well as new, or modified, GO Bus service.

Some of the changes include the following:

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The TTC’s Flexity Outlook Streetcars

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Flexity Outlook streetcar #4401.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has started to receive its new streetcars, the Flexity Outlook model.

The new cars will go through some testing prior to entering into service and then will rolled out in stages, one line at a time, as the cars arrive at their Hillcrest facility on Bathurst St. Continue reading

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Transit Services on Victoria Day 2014

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Construction to Affect 501 Queen

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ALRV #4223 operating on the 501 Queen.

The TTC has announced that it plans to do track work at the intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street from May 12th, 2014 to the end of the month.

The TTC will be replacing the track at Queen St. and Victoria St.

During this time, the 501 Queen will be re-routed and the 502 Downtowner will be replaced by bus.

The 501 re-routing will be as follows: Continue reading

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Service Reductions for Easter 2014

Everyone should remember that this weekend may see service changes due to the Easter weekend.

Most agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are operating on a Sunday or Holiday service on Good Friday, April 18th.  On Easter Sunday, April 20th, normal Sunday service will be offered. Continue reading

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Toronto Subway Celebrates 60 Years

Map of TTC Subway in Toronto. Based off of this.

Map of TTC Subway in Toronto. Based off of this. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, March 30th 2014, marks the 60th anniversary of Toronto‘s subway system, with the opening of the Yonge Line between Union Station and Eglinton Avenue.

The City of Toronto decided upon a subway, through a referendum held on January 1st 1946.  The subway would run up Yonge Street.

Over the years, the subway was extended and now encompasses four lines, 68.3 kilometres of tracks, and 69 stations.  The subways four lines are as follows: Continue reading

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