Portion of Yonge-University-Spadina line will be closed so that the TTC can get ready for the opening of Union's second platform.
Trains won’t be running between Union and St. Andrew stations on August 16 or 17, but not because the TTC is going to be installing signals or continuing construction on Union’s second platform—no, this service suspension is needed because work on Union’s second platform is now complete, and the TTC must prepare for its unveiling on Monday.
The shutdown will mean that the riders trying to get to Union will have to head south from Bloor-Yonge Station or enjoy a walk from St. Andrew Station. Wheel-Trans vehicles will be on hand for users who need accessible transit. The shutdown will also mean that on Monday, riders on the the Yonge line will be able to wait for their train without having to rub elbows with riders on the University line—and the TTC predicts that the second waiting area will double the station’s passenger capacity.
If you have any questions about this project, would like to catch a glimpse of the new platform as soon as humanly possible, or would like to catch a glimpse of some TTC staffers answering questions about this project, head down to Union at some point between 7 and 9 a.m. on Monday and check out a special platform-related “Meet the Manager” session.