Bloor-Danforth Shutdown on December 6th and 7th

T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway ...

T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway station in Toronto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it will shut down part of its Bloor-Danforth Line between St. George and Pape stations on December 6th and 7th, 2014.  The closure is to allow the City of Toronto to perform maintenance work on the Prince Edward Viaduct.

Trains on the Bloor-Danforth Line will continue to operate along the west end of the line (between Kipling and St. George), and along the east end of the line (Pape to Kennedy.)   Continue reading

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GO Transit to Extend Richmond Hill Line

English: GO Transit train at Oakville Station

GO Transit train at Oakville Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, GO Transit has announced that it will be extending its Richmond Hill line north to a new station near the intersection of Leslie Street and Stouffville Road which will be known as Gormley.

The new station is expected to open in late 2016 and will have parking for 850 cars, a ‘kiss ‘n ride’, and a bus loop.  The current station in Richmond Hill is reaching capacity, so this new station will take some of the pressure off Richmond Hill’s station. Continue reading

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Veterans Ride Free on Remembrance

In honour of Remembrance day, many transit agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will be offering free rides to veterans, or to a relative of a deceased veteran.

Veterans are asked to wear their uniform, or provide identification showing their service in our armed forces.  Family members of deceased members are asked to provide documentation of their relationship with a veteran who has passed away.

Agencies who have announced a free ride policy for veterans on Remembrance Day include:

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
Guelph Transit
GO Transit
Hamilton Street Railway (HSR)
Misissauga Transit (MiWay)
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
York Region Transit (YRT)

To all veterans: A big thank you for your service and your courage.  For all the families of deceased veterans: our thoughts are with you.

Lest We Forget!

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Subway Closure Affects Yonge Line

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be closing down part of the Yonge Line between Eglinton and Bloor stations on November 8th and 9th, 2014.

This is part of the TTC’s work on upgrading their signal system and to perform track work.  This is the third, and last, of a service of weekend closures affecting this part of the line.

Shuttle buses will be operating between Eglinton and Bloor stations, and regular subway service will operate between Eglinton and Finch stations, and south of Bloor, and continuing up the University-Spadina Line to Downsview.

As an alternative to the shuttle buses, passengers can take the St. Clair streetcar west to St. Clair West station and use the University-Spadina line.

Normal service will return Monday morning, November 10th.

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Subway Interruption on October 18th and 19th, 2014

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The TTC has announced that it will be shutting down part of the Yonge Line, between Eglinton and Bloor stations, on October 18th and 19th, 2014.

The disruption is so that the TTC could do work on the tracks and switches around Davisville station.  At the same time, the TTC will also be upgrading signals along this portion of the line.

While the shutdown occurs, shuttle buses will operate between Eglinton and Bloor stations.  Wheel-trans buses will also be available to assist passengers with mobility devices.

Subways will continue to operate between Finch and Eglinton, and between Bloor and Downsview.

Regular subway service will resume Monday morning, October 19th, 2014.

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504 King on Diversion for TIFF

CLRV #4089 heads east along King Street, near University, on a 504 run

CLRV #4089 heads east along King Street, near University, on a 504 run

The TTC is diverting the 504 King streetcar starting today, September 4th, 2014, until September 8th.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which starts September 4th and runs until September 14th, 2014, is causing the closure of King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue.

From September 4th to 8th, the 504 King car will divert as follows: Continue reading

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No Subway Service from Bloor to Lawrence on Sept. 6th and 7th

T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway ...

T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway station in Toronto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The TTC has announced that it will be closing down a section of the Yonge Line, between Bloor and Lawrence stations for signal upgrades on September 6th and 7th, 2014.  Shuttle buses will operate over this portion of the route.

The signals, and accompanying equipment, is almost 60 years old and requires repairs.  Also, the TTC plans on some track work at Davisville station, and between the Summerhill and Bloor stations. Continue reading

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