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Thanksgiving Weekend Subway Closure

The Toronto Transit Commission has revised its subway closure plan for this October as it continues to install and upgrade its 60-year-old signal system.

Subway service in the downtown core of the Yonge-University line from Bloor to St George stations – the “U” – will be closed from October 12 to 14 only. A previously announced closure of October 19 to 20 is cancelled.

 

Over the past two years, the TTC has gained significant experience as it installs new signal equipment and prepares for the commissioning of a new signal system to enable it to more reliably keep up with its ever-increasing number of customers. To ensure the work being undertaken during next month’s closure occurs with no disruption when subway service resumes on the morning of October 15, the TTC has directed its supplier to continue software testing to TTC staff’s satisfaction before new closure dates are announced.

A comprehensive shuttle bus service will be in place from Bloor-Yonge Station to St George Station from October 12 to 14 using Yonge Street and University Avenue.

Full subway service will resume at 6:00 a.m. on October 15.

Details about the Automated Train Control Project.