No Streetcar Service west of Sunnyside Loop

CLRV #4030 at Humber LoopStarting on January 8th, 2017 the TTC is replacing streetcar service on the 501/301 Queen with bus service west of Roncesvalles Ave.   Service will be replaced with buses until the end of 2017.

The service is being replaced with buses mainly due to the City of Toronto replacing the bridge along the Queensway over the Humber River. Continue reading

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GO Transit Adjusts service for Christmas and New Year’s

GO Transit 022GO Transit has announced that it is amending its schedules over Christmas and New Year‘s.

Evening rush hour train service will start earlier on December 23rd and December 30th so that passengers can get home early for Christmas and New Year’s. Continue reading

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Bloor Danforth Line Closed from St. George to Pape

English: An entrance to the TTC's St. George S...

English: An entrance to the TTC’s St. George Station, looking south down St. George Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is shutting down a portion of its Bloor-Danforth Line between St. George station and Pape station.  The shut down is to allow the TTC to repair tracks between St. George and Pape stations.  The shut down affects service on November 5th and 6th, 2016.

The TTC will be operating shuttle buses between St. George and Pape stations.  With the exceptions of Bay and Chester stations, all stations along the affect portion of the route will remain open. Continue reading

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Reduced GO Train Service on the Lakeshore West Line

GO Transit 022GO Transit is reducing service levels on their Lakeshore West line on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016.  The work is to allow for GO Transit to maintain the tracks along the line.

As such, there will be less service west of Appleby station at certain times.  The trains affected are as follows: Continue reading

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No Subway Service from Lawrence to Finch on October 22 and 23, 2016

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

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

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it is shutting down subway service on the Yonge Line between Lawrence and Finch stations this weekend, October 22nd and 23rd, 2016.

The shutdown is to allow the TTC to do maintenance work on the tracks. Continue reading

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New GO Transit Double Deck Buses Enter Service

GO Transit has started receiving, and placing into service, new low floor double deck buses which will enable GO Transit to run double deck buses on more routes, including to and from Union Station and their Hamilton GO Centre.

Here are a couple pictures of #8300, the first of these new buses, as it rests at Oakville GO station between runs:

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Veterans Ride Free on Warriors’ Day

English: GO Transit train at Exhibition Station

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

As is common practice for Warriors’ Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), veterans of the Canadian military ride free on many of the local transit agencies.  A veteran will be allowed to bring a companion with them.  The free ride also applies to families of deceased veterans with some agencies.

Veterans should wear their uniforms, medals, or something that would specify that he/she is a veteran.  Families of deceased veterans should bring some sort of identification. Continue reading

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