TTC opens doors to Bay Lower this Saturday
May 23, 2018
This Saturday, May 26 only, the TTC is giving visitors the red carpet treatment with one day access to Bay Lower Station as part of Doors Open presented by Great Gulf.
Bay Lower has been closed to the public since 1966 but can be seen - often disguised as an American subway station - in numerous movies and TV shows filmed on site. On Saturday, transit and film enthusiasts can stroll along the platform and view posters and video of many productions filmed there, including Suicide Squad and The Handmaid’s Tale.
When Line 2 opened in 1966, alternate trains used the “Wye” connection in Bay Lower that allowed customers to travel from Line 1 to Line 2 without changing trains. The TTC tested this system for six months but customers found it too confusing, and Bay Lower was closed to revenue service. In addition to film and TV production, Bay Lower is used for training, as well as for moving trains and workcars between Lines 1 and 2.
Doors Open visitors will also get a chance to see the Toronto Rocket Subway Train LEGO prototype designed and built by TTC subway operator Aaron Chapman. In order for the design to make it into toy stores, 10,000 votes must be cast on the LEGO Ideas website at http://bit.ly/TTC_LEGO.
Date: Sat., May 26, 2018 ONLY
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Bay Subway Station
Please note that Bay Station is not accessible, and the only access to Bay Lower is by stairs.
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