The TTC is once again shutting down a portion of Line 1 for track and signal work.
Just as it did last weekend, this Saturday and Sunday the TTC will be shutting down subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations for track work and signal upgrades.
As usual, frequent shuttle buses will operate between the two stations, and TTC staff will be on-hand at each station affected by the closure to assist travellers. Wheel-Trans service will be available for customers who use wheelchairs, scooters, or other mobility devices.
Customers will still be able to make fare transactions and access connecting surface routes at Rosedale, St. Clair, and Davisville stations, which will remain open during the shutdown. Summerhill Station will be closed.
In addition to the aforementioned shuttle buses on Yonge Street, the TTC recommends two alternate routes that will deliver riders to Line 1 subway service: the 32 Eglinton West bus (to Eglinton West Station), and the 512 St. Clair streetcar (to St. Clair West Station).
This weekend’s closure is part of the TTC’s effort to upgrade its antique signal system, which in many sections of the subway network is 60 years old, and which is the cause of a great many delays (including a massive one that happened earlier this week).
According to the TTC, the maintenance work and upgrades will result in the “slow speed order” that’s in place between Davisville and Eglinton stations being lifted by November 15.
Subway service will be back to normal starting Monday, November 10, at 6 a.m.