No Streetcar service west of Roncesvalles March 28-30th, 2015

ARLV heads out onto Lake Shore Blvd. W.

ARLV heads out onto Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it will be replacing tracks along the Queensway Right-of-Way (ROW), and as such will be cancelling streetcar service west of Sunnyside Loop (just west of the intersection of the Queensway and Roncesvalles Ave.)

During the shutdown of streetcar service, buses will operate as follows: Continue reading

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Partial Closure Affecting the Spadina Line

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it will be closing part of the Spadina Line this weekend, March 21st and March 22nd, 2015.  The closure affects the Spadina Line between St. Georges station and Lawrence West station.

The work will take place on the weekend, with the line scheduled to re-open by 9 a.m. on Monday (March, 23rd, 2015.) Continue reading

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TTC Fare Increase Takes Effect

Toronto Transit Commission subway car

T.T.C subway car (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starting today, March 1st, 2015, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) increases many of its fares.

As of today, the cost of tokens increases to $2.80, as does the PRESTO fare.  The cost of the monthly Metropass increases to $141.50.  The Metropass Discount Plan increases to $129.75, while the weekly pass increases to $40.75.  The day pass increases to $11.50.  Cash fares for adults remain $3.00

Senior and student fares are now $2.00 cash,  while senior/student tickets are now available for $9.75 (five tickets), and $19.50 (10 tickets.)  The senior/student monthly Metropass is now $112.00, while the senior/student Metropass Discount Plan increases to $102.75.  The senior/student weekly pass is now $33.00.

The good news is that children 12 and under no longer have to pay a fare and can ride free.

According to PRESTO’s website, seniors can now use PRESTO for $1.85 a ride.  This appears to be a new option that was not previously possible.

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No Subway Service from Union to St. Andrew

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

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

This weekend, February 28th and March 1st, there will be no subway service between Union station and St. Andrew station on the Yonge-University-Spadina (YUS) line.  The whole line will be re-opened Monday morning, March 2nd.

The closure is to allow for the TTC to continue with work on new separate platforms at Union station.  As such, part of the TTC’s Union station must be closed. Continue reading

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Public Meetings about Downtown Relief Line

Picture of the TTC subway sign in Toronto in 1999.

TTC subway sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be hosting four public meetings to discuss the possible building of the Downtown Relief Line.

The meetings will be at four different locations (one location per meeting.)  All meetings will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The meetings will be taking place on: Continue reading

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GO Transit Fares Set to Increase

PRESTO card

PRESTO card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Effective this Sunday, February 1st, 2015, GO Transit is increasing its fares.

The new rates breakdown to a fare increase of 10¢ to 50¢, depending on the distance travelled.  For PRESTO card users, the fare increase works out to roughly a 5% increase.

Fares increase as follows: Continue reading

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GO Transit-TTC Announce Pilot Project

Exhibition GO Station - a train about to leave...

Exhibition GO Station – a train about to leave for Union Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, January 16th 2015, GO Transit and the TTC announced a pilot project.  Passengers who travel between Exhibition GO station, Union Station, and Danforth GO station will now be able to purchase a special GO sticker for $60 per month.

The new sticker will attach the passengers monthly Metropass.  The sticker allows for unlimited travels between Exhibition, Union, and Danforth stations.  Continue reading

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