After a few weeks of non-existant TTC subway closures, they’re back with a vengeance this weekend. A large portion of Line 1 —the Yonge/University Line will be out of commision this weekend for signal upgrades. Fortunately for TTC riders, the Young side of Line one will be open all weekend and shuttle buses will be running on the University side.
Here’s what you need to know:
There will be no subway service on Line 1 between St. Clair West and Union stations on Saturday and Sunday, due to signal upgrades. That covers St. Andrew, Osgoode, St. Patrick, Queen’s Park, Museum, St. George, Spadina and Dupont terminals.
How To Navigate The Closure
Shuttle buses will operate along the normal subway route along University Ave. Buses will stop at all the regular subway station stops, just outside the typical zone. TTC operators will direct you where to wait in line.
The Yonge side of Line 1 is still operational, so you can travel north and south along there as an alternative.
You can also take bus 7 from Bathurst station which runs parallel to the west side of Line 1 north of Bloor.
How To Pay
If you’re paying with PRESTO during the subway closure just tap your card when you first board the TTC.
If you are transferring from the subway to a shuttle bus or from a shuttle bus to the subway don’t tap your PRESTO card again. Unlike normal subway to bus transfers, shuttle buses do not need a second tap.
Cash and token fares will still be accepted on the shuttle bus, which will get you a transfer onto the subway (and vice versa).
All normal service will resume on the Monday after the weekend.