GO Transit and TTC Integrated Fares Starts January 7th 2018

Toronto Transit Commission subway car

Toronto Transit Commission subway car (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As of January 7th, 2018 GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) now have integrated fares.

Adults will now save $1.50 on their TTC fare, while Seniors and Students will save 55 cents.

Like with other agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), passengers will pay their regular GO Transit fares.  The saving will apply to their TTC fare.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  It’s now 2018!

Let’s hope there are a lot of good transit stories to look forward to in 2018!

Here are some transit pictures to welcome in the new year:

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No Subway Service from Kipling to Islington September 23rd to 24th 2017

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Two buses enter the TTC’s Kipling subway station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that there will be no subway service between Kipling and Islington stations on the Bloor-Danforth Line (Line #2) on September 23rd and 24th, 2017.

The closure is to allow for the TTC to do trackwork between the two stations.

During the closure, the TTC will operate frequent bus service between the two stations.  Wheel-Trans will assist passengers with mobility issues between Kipling and Jane stations.

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TTC Detours for TIFF

As is the normal case during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the TTC will be detouring the 504 King and 514 Cherry streetcars.

Starting at 5:00 a.m. on September 7th, 2017 until 5 a.m. on September 11th, 2017, the TTC will detour the 504 and 514 streetcars eastbound via Spadina Avenue (northbound), Queen Street (eastbound), and Church Street (southbound) before continuing along King St. E.  Westbound 504 and 514 streetcars will detour northbound on York Street, westbound on Queen Street, and southbound on Spadina Avenue prior to continuing westbound on King St. W.  The overnight 304 King streetcar will follow the same procedure. Continue reading

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PRESTO Website Affected August 4th and 5th 2017

PRESTO card logo

PRESTO card logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metrolinx has announced that they are planning on doing a system upgrade on the PRESTO website from late evening Friday August 4th until late morning Saturday August 5th, 2017.

During the upgrade, the website may not be accessible. Continue reading

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Reduced Service on the Lakeshore West Line July 7th to 9th 2017

From 7:30 p.m. tonight, July 7th 2017, until the end of service on July 9th 2017, GO Transit will operate on a reduced, hourly, service instead of 30 minute service on the Lakeshore West line.

The first trains affected will be the 8:13 p.m. westbound GO train from Union Station, and the 8:31 p.m. departure from Aldershot.  After that, until the end of service Sunday night, only eastbound trains from Aldershot departing at :01 past the hour, and westbound GO trains departing Union Station at :43 past the hour will operate.  The :31 past the hour (eastbound) and :13 past the hour (westbound GO trains will not operate. Continue reading

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No Subway Service from St. George to Broadview June 10th & 11th

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

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is shutting down part of the Bloor-Danforth Line (Line 2) between St. George and Broaview station on June 10th and 11th, 2017.  This is to allow the TTC to perform routine maintenance along the line.

Bay station will be shut down during the weekend, but all other stations will remain open in order to sell tickets and connect with streetcars or buses.  Shuttle buses will provide service along Bloor St. and Danforth Ave. during the closure. Continue reading

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