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Subway Shutdown Coming Up This Saturday

No trains will be running between Bloor and Eglinton stations on May 31.

Photo by Sooks416, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Scheduled signal upgrade work and track replacement mean there will be no subway service between Bloor and Eglinton stations on Saturday. Shuttle buses will be be pressed into service on Yonge Street, making stops at Bloor, Rosedale, Summerhill, St. Clair, Davisville, and Eglinton stations.

Wheel-Trans buses will also be available for patrons in need of accessible transit options.

If you were planning to head downtown to the Blue Jays game via this part of Line 1 (doing our best, but it still sounds strange), the TTC suggests you take the University line southbound from St. George Station or the 510 Spadina streetcar from Spadina Station.

And if this would be a good time to be reminded of why it is that travel-complicating subway closures are actually good and helpful things, here’s the TTC video explaining why signal upgrade work is critical, and here are some facts about the closure coming up on Saturday: “During this one-day closure, approximately 1,100 metres of new subway track will be installed north and south of St. Clair Station. For the signal work, 340 ground screws will be built to support new signal poles.”

Normal service will resume June 1 at 9 a.m.

Comments

  • Mark Dowling

    But, but, I thought subways lasted A HUNDRED YEARS??

  • Mark Dowling

    Google Transit and the TTC trip planner don’t “know” shutdown is happening. Makes it hard for people to plan alternates

  • nevilleross

    They had to do it on some weekend, and they did it-people just have to learn how to deal, since this is what having a subway’s all about.