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Pape Station To Be Closed From June 15–26, By Popular Demand

Trains will bypass Pape Station while the TTC doubles down on its renovation efforts.

A rendering of what Pape Station will look like, once construction there is finished. Image courtesy of the TTC.

The TTC announced earlier today that Pape Station will be closed for about two weeks, starting on June 15 and ending on the 26th. The amazing thing about this is that it’s happening, in a sense, by popular demand. The TTC used an online poll to determine the the public’s preferred schedule of closures while workers put the finishing touches on a long-delayed, four-year effort to modernize the station. This, the option that will arguably create the most short-term pain for riders, was the winner.

Throughout the closure, trains won’t stop at Pape, and buses that normally stop there will be diverted to nearby stations.

The TTC has said that closing the station for 12 straight days will allow it to finish most of the renovations by September, whereas not closing the station would have caused the construction to continue until December. The online poll also gave riders the option of having the station closed on six consecutive weekends.

The TTC has more details about the closure in its press release.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-Lis/571716919 Walter Lis

    New York’s subway trains bypass stations in that city for construction (including just painting). Why not here?

    • Jacob

      That’s what’s going on. Trains aren’t stopping there, just passing through.

  • HotDang

    You posted the exact same article less than a month ago. There were many comments and the consensus was that Pape station being closed won’t be a big deal because there are several other stations within walking distance.

    • SteveKupferman

      What’s new here is that there are now specific dates. I could have made that a little clearer.