No trains will be running from Bloor to Union to St. George stations on June 7 and 8.
Another weekend, another subway closure. The TTC will once again be upgrading its 60-year-old signal system, meaning that the subway will be shut down from Bloor to Union to St. George stations (the “U”). (And we will once again be reminding ourselves that this is a Very Good Thing and that we should be patient and understanding.)
Trains heading southbound on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina line) will stop at Bloor Station on the Yonge portion of the line and at St. George Station on the University-Spadina portion of the line.
Buses will be pressed into service to pick up the slack—120 of them, to be precise. They’ll be running every three minutes on Yonge Street and University Avenue (using King and Wellington streets). The City of Toronto will be pitching in; it will help the shuttle buses run on time by making changes to traffic-signal timing along Yonge Street and University Avenue and by prohibiting right-hand turns at Bloor and Yonge.
Because Front Street is also, inevitably, going to be closed for construction, no buses will be stopping at Union Station. The TTC will be putting that closure to good use, taking the opportunity to work on yet another construction project—this one involving Union’s concourse and second platform.
For those of you planning to take in the Jays game this weekend (or perhaps just planning to hang out somewhere near the Rogers Centre), the TTC has a list of alternative routes that will take you where you need to go.
Subway service will be back to normal on June 9 at 6 a.m.